Streamed live from Headache Update 2017, join the discussion as faculty present the most up-to-date information being reported in clinical trials for the new calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) inhibitors.
Migraine is a devastating chronic neurological pain condition that affects nearly 38 million Americans, resulting in significantly reduced quality of life and a staggering loss of human productivity. Primary care providers (PCPs) are usually the first clinicians to examine patients when they report headache pain, and therefore are in a key place to manage these patients for optimal quality of life.
Discussion on migraineurs attending college and the new stressors they face in their new environment. Strategies can be planned that help them cope with their migraines which can prevent the transformation of migraine from episodic to chronic.
Dr. Able discusses a first of its kind, recently FDA approved medical device for migraines. This device offers external cranial neurostimulation giving migraine patients a non-invasive, drug free alternative to reducing migraine headaches.
Dr. Able discusses an early-stage, non-invasive diagnostic test for Alzheimer’s disease. Newly release clinical data indicates a simple, but reliable system of early-stage diagnosis of AD may revolutionize the diagnosis and management of AD.
Biofeedback is the door to the Healthy Self. Through the process of biofeedback, the body relaxes, dissolving tension; and the mind is turned off momentarily by picturing a symbol of the Healthy Self. Because the mind can hold only one thought at a time, intruding thoughts are blocked from the mind by visualizing the Healthy Self.
Susan Hutchinson, MD, board certified in family medicine with a subspecialty in headache, has written a book for women about migraine, self-management, and how to respond to a neurologist who admits knowing nothing about hormones and an obstetrician who does not feel competent to treat migraine.
I thought my knowledge of Parkinson’s disease (PD) was adequate for primary care. I had been taught that Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder caused by the loss of dopamine-producing cells in the substantia nigra of the brain.
Dr. Able discusses a recent patient who suffers from Abdominal Migraine and the treatment options. An abdominal migraine is a condition that mainly occurs in children who are between five and nine years of age, although not often, it can also occur in adults.