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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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Many doctors see CGRP blockers, a whole new type of treatment for migraine, as a treatment breakthrough. So you can bet migraine patients have questions.  They had a chance to ask about CGRP blocking drugs at a recent Migraine & Me talk by Dr. Peter McAllister of NEINH. The post Migraine Doctor Q&A on Breakthrough...
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Shaken brain, with every hard hit to the head. Even if you don’t get a concussion, a new study in the Journal Brain adds to evidence that’s it’s these high impact hits that lead to CTE – Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Dr. Peter McAllister of the New England Institute for Neurology & Headache says studies are...
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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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Dr. Peter McAllister of New England Institute for Neurology & Headache  says the form of brain cancer that Senator John McCain is facing – glioblastoma – is tough to treat because it grows so rapidly. He says it sends projections (tentacles) deep into the brain. So it’s hard for doctors to completely remove the tumor and...
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