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Migraine Prevalence Higher in Collegiate Athletes, New Study Finds

Friday, May 19, 2017—New findings suggest that collegiate athletes have an increased prevalence of migraines, with female athletes being particularly affected. In a retrospective cross-section sur…

In-Focus: Headache and Migraine

May 2017—Vitamin D Deficiency Tied to Headache Decreased vitamin D levels appear to be linked with chronic tension-type headache (CTTH), according to results from a new study. In a …

Monoclonal Antibodies and Migraine: What the Neurologist Needs to Know

Peter McAllister, MD

May 2017—As a new age in headache medicine is set to begin, it is incumbent upon neurologists to become better familiarized with and explore the implications of monoclonal antibodies in patient care.

Non-Invasive Neuromodulation: The Next Step in Migraine Care?

Stewart J. Tepper, MD

May 2017—Neuromodulation devices represent a unique opportunity to patients for effective treatment of migraine in a cost-effective fashion with no significant side effects.

Cluster Headache: History, Mechanisms, and Most Importantly, Treatment Options

Mark J. Burish, MD, PhD

May 2017—The first clear descriptions of cluster headache came from 17th and 18th century Europe, with the first in-depth account from the Dutch physician Nicolas Tulp in 1641, and the…

Lilly’s Investigational Monoclonal Antibody for Migraine Scores Positive Phase 3 Results

Friday, May 12, 2017—New Phase 3 data suggest that Eli Lilly’s investigational monoclonal antibody galcanezumab may significantly reduce the number of monthly migraine headache days. In…

FDA Releases Non-Invasive VNS Therapy for Pain Associated with Episodic Cluster Headache

Tuesday, April 18, 2017—The FDA has released the use of gammaCore, a non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator for the acute treatment of pain associated with episodic cluster headache in adult patients. g…

Small Fiber Neuropathy in Sjogren’s Syndrome: A Review

Anna Chang, BS, Kevin Lazo, DO, Michael Malekan, DO, and Steven Mandel, MD

April 2017—A lack of uniform diagnostic criteria for small fiber neuropathy and Sjogren’s syndrome presents several challenges for treatment.


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