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Convention Question: Has CGRP-Related Treatment Changed Your Practice?

Answers from attendees of the American Headache Society 61st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, July 11-14, 2019.


Headache Horizons: Prior Authorization Headache

How no good, terrible, very bad preauthorizations are killing medicine.

Peter McAllister, MD


Headache Horizons: Attack of the TACs!

Trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias can be vexing—difficult to recognize and hard to treat.

Peter McAllister, MD

Case Report

Case Report: New-Onset Headache With Tinnitus and Orthostatic Dizziness

All headaches require a full workup for secondary causes.

Ryan P. Coburn


Headache Highlights: From Killer to Cure—Botulinum Toxin as Therapy Turns 30

Botulinum toxin, once known as the sausage poison, has 30th birthday as therapy.

Peter McAllister, MD

About the Cover Artist

Focused on finding life’s gifts, Emily J. Shapiro’s artwork captures the joy in life and nature she insists on, despite living with migraine.


Last Word: Eptinezumab on the Horizon

Alder BioPharmaceuticals has submitted an application for approval of an antibody to CGRP, unique for its 30-minute quarterly infusion and more.

Bob Azelby, MBA

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Cluster Headache Acute Therapies

Despite strong evidence for high-flow oxygen, subcutaneous sumatriptan, and zolmitriptan nasal spray, patients often receive less-than-adequate abortive treatment.

Brian E. McGeeney, MD, MPH, MBA

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Cluster Headache Preventive Therapies

The challenges of cluster headache lead to treatments and further understanding.

Emmanuelle A. D. Schindler, MD, PhD; and Christopher Gottschalk, MD

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Cannabis and Cannabinoid Therapies for Headache

Shown effective for treatment of pain, Cannabis may have benefits for patients with headache, but more research is still needed.

Niushen Zhang, MD

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Behavioral and Integrative Therapies for Headache

Many patients who may benefit from these treatments may not be aware nonpharmacologic approaches exist.

Mary Motwani, PhD; and Deena Kuruvilla, MD

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Neuromodulation Therapies for Headache

Neuromodulation devices creates potential paradigm shift in headache medicine.

Umer Najib, MD, FAHS; Jessica Frey, MD; and David B. Watson, MD, FAHS, FAAN

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Procedural Treatments for Headache Disorders

Botulinum toxin injections, nerve blocks, and trigger point injections are safe and effective in-office treatment options.

Regina Krel, MD; and Paul G. Mathew, MD, DNBPAS, FAAN, FAHS

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Migraine During Pregnancy

Developing plans for treatment during pregnancy before conception can relieve stress for both patient and provider.

Kate Onorato, MD; Carrie Dougherty, MD, FAHS; and Jessica Ailani, MD, FAHS

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Migraine Acute Therapies

Acute treatment of migraine improves daily function and reduces associated disability and risk of transformation to chronic migraine.

Rashmi B. Halker Singh, MD; Amaal J. Starling, MD; and Juliana VanderPluym, MD

Clinical Focus

Migraine Preventive Therapies in Development

The field of headache medicine is full of promise with more migraine-specific preventive therapies in development.

Aniket Natekar, MD, MSc; Malya Sahu, BSc; Hsiangkuo Yuan, MD, PhD; and Stephanie Nahas, MD, MSEd, FAHS, FAAAN

Clinical Focus

Migraine Preventive Therapies

With new—and first-in-class—migraine-specific treatments, preventive treatment of migraine is changing quickly.

Charisse Litchman, MD, FAHS; and Sirisha Sanamandra, MBBS

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Migraine Mimics

Are we underdiagnosing migraines?

Cynthia E. Armand, MD; Alina Masters-Israilov, MD; and Richard B. Lipton, MD

Guest Medical Editor's Page

Headache in the Spotlight

New treatments are bringing the field of headache medicine to center stage.

Deena Kuruvilla, MD

Special Report

Dizziness and Vertigo

Part 1: Untangling the complexity of dizziness and vertigo requires a careful history.

Daniel R. Gold, DO; and Ari A. Shemesh, MD

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