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Brain News Brief at NEINH
Doctors say a mini stroke usually starts out with a blood clot blocking or reducing blood flow to the brain, just like a major stroke. Only… A mini stroke is temporary by definition. It’s a TIA – transient ischemic attack – in which blood flow returns on its own within just minutes. Doctors say it’s...
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Be honest, do you take your cellphone to bed? Do you check out Instagram or YouTube one more time, or catch up on emails? Today we’re hearing from doctors at NEINH – New England Institute for Neurology & Headache – what we can do to improve our quality of life, cut down on headaches, and...
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“It was like an ice pick was right in my head, the pain was unbelievable,” says Margie Bliga Margie Bliga says she’s been hit with migraine headaches almost every day for 24 years. And she’s not the only one. Dr. Peter McAllister, of New England Institute for Neurology & Headache says, “Chronic migraine, 15 or...
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If you’re a frequent migraine sufferer and find yourself reaching for medication to stem the pain and nausea often, your doctor probably brought up the option of taking one of the new CGRP blockers. If the cost of it scared you off at first, listen to this: “Now you can get it for free” ~...
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“The World Health Organization says migraine is in the top 10 most disabiling medical conditions on the planet,” says Dr. Peter McAllister, of New England Institute for Neurology & Headache. (Click on above for video.) Which is where the newest weapon in the fight against migraine comes in. This once a month shot, Aimovig,  is...
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SEEING THIS VIDEO MAY MAKE YOU LOSE YOUR APPETITE FOR ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS. *** CLICK ABOVE FOR VIDEO *** Doctors say scientific findings show artificial sweeteners wreak havoc on various body systems, and when it comes to your brain… Dr. Peter McAllister of  NEINH, New England Institute for Neurology & Headache, points to the findings of...
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Okay, I’ve done the math. I have experienced an estimated 2,880 days of migraine so far in life (12 per month X 20 years). If it wasn’t for the triptan medication I take, all of those days would have been 100% ruined. Many of them weren’t salvaged and the pain and nausea went off the...
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