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New and Noteworthy:
        
The Woman's Migraine Toolkit: Managing Your Headaches from Puberty to Menopause
A great tool for women with Migraines. Easy to read, helpful charts and illustrations, easy to refer back to over and over.
Managing Migraine: A Patient's Guide to Successful Migraine Care
Written by a team who totally believe in patients being educated treatment partners when it comes to Migraine Management. There's also a companion book for doctors.

Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You... That You Need To Know
by Teri Robert
     
Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches features a comprehensive overview of the risks and symptoms of Migraines and various types of chronic headaches, traditional and alternative therapies, information on finding health care practitioners and support, numerous case studies and expert advice, a head pain diary, a checklist of symptoms and risk factors, and a detailed resource section featuring web sites, books, and articles. This invaluable guide gives you unbiased information on all treatments with a compassionate voice from one of the country's leading patient advocates.

Teri Robert is an award-winning patent advocate who received the National Headache Foundation's "Patient Partners Award" in 2004 for her "efforts in patient education, support, and advocacy." She is the the Lead Expert on the HealthCentral Network's MyMigraineConnection, and serves as the Support Advisor for MAGNUM, the National Migraine Association.

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An Atlas of Headache
by Stephen D. Silberstein (Editor), Alan Stiles (Editor), William B. Young (Editor)
     
There are many causes of headache: some are secondary to other conditions; others are disorders in themselves. These factors often make differential diagnosis and treatment a challenge. This CD-ROM contains the full text and images from Atlas of Migraine and Other Headaches plus searchable text and illustrations downloadable into Power Point. The contents cover the history of migraine and headache, their epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment. While the central particular emphasis is on migraine, all types of headache are addressed. The book includes some classic illustrations from historical texts as well as modern images that illustrate the disorders and current thinking.
Also available on CD.
              

Clinical Pharmacology made Incredibly Easy!
     
Want to know what receptors, neurons, neurotransmitters, and the like are, how and why they work, and what all of it means in relation to our meds? Better yet, want to be able to understand it? Then this book is for you. Filled with all kinds of wonderful diagrams and margin notes, this book really does make it "Incredibly easy!"
       

Conquering Headache: An Illustrated Guide to Understanding the Treatment and Control of Headache (Fourth Edition)
by Alan M. Rapoport, Stewart J. Tepper, Fred D. Sheftell

Provides the truth about headaches and dispels many of the common myths. Provides current information and guidelines to control headaches and improve quality of life. Also covers medication use, including dosages, side effects, and limitations. Conquering Headache is richly illustrated and coauthored by top academic and clinical physicians in the field of Neurology and Headache management. Conquering Headache represents the best in patient information on the subject of headache management. The book relates to the patient, but does not "Talk down" to the reader.
               

Conquering Your Migraine: The Essential Guide to Understanding and Treating Migraines for all Sufferers and Their Families
by Seymour Diamond, Mary Franklin
     
Across America, thirty-three million people suffer from Migraines, costing the nation millions of dollars in lost work and school days, medication, and countless visits to doctors and hospitals. At the world-renowned Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago, Dr. Seymour Diamond has spent more than thirty years helping thousands of sufferers conquer their debilitating pain. At last, the resources of that institution are available in a book.
         

Handbook of Headache, 2nd Edition
by Randolph W. Evans, Ninan T. Mathew
     
This handbook is a practical and easily accessible guide to the diagnosis and management of headache patients. Geared to both primary care physicians and neurologists, the book presents a systematic approach to diagnosis and offers expert recommendations for treating all types of headaches, including migraine, tension and cluster headaches, headache during pregnancy, headache in children, headaches with onset after age 50, and head and neck trauma. Coverage includes detailed guidelines on the use of new antimigraine drugs that have recently been introduced. The book also includes patient education materials and alternative treatments. Written for physicians, but excellent for the educated patient.
         

A Handbook of Headache Management: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis & Treatment of Head, Neck & Facial Pain
by Stephen D. Silberstein, C. David Gordon, Robert L. Hamel, Sahar Swidan, Joel R. Saper
     
Whether you need info on migraine, cluster headaches, tension-type headaches, or any other headache problem, this book will have it. The outline format, tables, and illustrations make the content easy to access and understand. Includes an outstanding section on medications. Written for physicians, but excellent for the educated patient.
         

Headache Free: A Personalized Program to Stop Migraine, Cluster, Sinus, Tension, Menstrual, and Rebound Headaches
by Roger K. Cady, Kathleen Farmer

Headache is one of the most painful and disabling of common medical disorders. It is also one of the most treatable. Major advances in headache management offer new hope and help for chronic headache sufferers. Written by a leading headache specialist and a psychologist specializing in pain management, this comprehensive guide provides you with the latest, most up-to-date information on living headache free.
 

Headache in Primary Care
by Stephen D. Silberstein, Richard B. Lipton, Peter J. Goadsby, Robert T. Smith
     
Written from the viewpoint of the family doctor, this book is fairly technical, but I found it not to be too technical to understand. Very well organized with excellent charts and illustrations. Deals with all kinds of headache disorders, their diagnosis, the appropriate medications, etc., with great explanations of the physiology of the headache or attack, how the drugs work, and more. Written by top experts in the field.
 

Headache In Clinical Practice  2nd Ed.
by
Stephen D. Silberstein, Richard B. Lipton, Peter J. Goadsby
     
Based at three of the world's leading centers for the study and treatment of headache, these experts share their insights on every aspect of this common and irritating condition. In particular, the sections on migraine, cluster headache and vascular disease have been updated. Based on the classification system developed by the International Headache Society, Headache in Clinical Practice provides those interested in headache with an up-to-date compendium of current opinion, from epidemiology, pathophysiology and investigation, through options for intervention and management. Written for physicians, but excellent for the educated patient.
           

The Headache Prevention Cookbook
by David Marks, M.D.
recipes by
Laura Marks, M.D.
     
Using anecdotes from his own practice, Marks explains which ingredients can cause headaches. He also outlines a way to identify our own triggers. The potential triggers include a wide list of ordinary foods, such as beans, chili peppers, dried fruits, canned soup, certain cheeses, certain vinegars, nuts, chocolate, and ice cream. To help people with undiagnosed food sensitivities steer clear of the headache-causing culprits, Laura Marks, a doctor and an accomplished cook, has created more than one hundred easy-to-prepare recipes including Roast Garlic Linguine, Lemon-Glazed Chicken, Jewish-Style Baby Artichokes, and Moist Orange Pound Cake. I've tried some of these recipes. They're wonderful and easy.
         

Living Well with Autoimmune Disease: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You That You Need To Know
by Mary Shomon
     
Autoimmune diseases affect 50 million Americans, mostly women, who frequently remain undiagnosed and untreated, or are treated ineffectively. Living Well with Autoimmune Disease helps readers pinpoint symptoms, find the right practitioner, and learn cutting-edge approaches to reduce symptoms and reverse their disease. Author Mary Shomon, who has the immune disease Hashimoto's thyroiditis, explains how the immune system is supposed to work, and what can go wrong. Then she discusses more than 20 specific autoimmune diseases--such as chronic fatigue syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, lupus, thyroid disease, Graves' disease, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, fibromyalgia, scleroderma, and multiple sclerosis.
           

Living Well with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You That You Need To Know
by Mary Shomon
     
A comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia -- vital help for the millions of people suffering from pain, fatigue, and sleep problems. An estimated 6 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia and 800,000 have chronic fatigue syndrome. Both conditions are characterized by severe and widespread pain, debilitating fatigue, and difficulty with concentration and memory. Getting diagnosed can be particularly difficult, and patients must then navigate conflicting information and the latest fads in order to choose from among dozens of treatment options. In her trademark accessible, easy-to-follow style, patient advocate Mary J. Shomon explores these often confusing conditions, highlighting the pros and cons of conventional and alternative approaches, giving you tips for developing a recovery plan, and providing clear direction and solutions for sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
          

Living Well with Hypothyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You That You Need To Know
by Mary Shomon
     
As many as one in eight women have a thyroid condition. In Living Well with Hypothyroidism, Mary Shomon outlines the most common of these--too little thyroid hormones in the body. Weight gain, depression, fatigue, and what patients call "brain fog, Brillo hair, and prune skin" result. Because the symptoms of hypothyroidism mimic so many other conditions--chronic fatigue, PMS, clinical depression--it can be very tricky to diagnose, especially since patients with HMOs may not get the thorough testing they need. Shomon knows of what she speaks: she's a health writer and thyroid patient herself. She also manages a thyroid Web site and writes a newsletter on hypothyroidism. In Living Well, she offers an extensively researched guide to this complex condition. She covers conventional, alternative, and late-breaking approaches to treatment--such as challenging the gold standard of Synthroid as the thyroid replacement therapy of choice. (Synthroid replaces T4, the less active of the two thyroid hormones, and Shomon features new research on adding T3--the more potent thyroid hormone--to treatment.)
         
Living Well with Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You That You Need To Know
by Mary Shomon
     
If you're one of the millions of Americans suffering from Graves' disease and other forms of hyperthyroidism, Mary j. Shomon has the answers and knowledge you need to effectively manage your condition. Shomon, herself a thyroid patient, draws on an extensive network of experts and personal experience to provide the most comprehensive and empowering book available on the subject.
           
Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You... That You Need To Know
by Teri Robert
     
Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches features a comprehensive overview of the risks and symptoms of Migraines and various types of chronic headaches, traditional and alternative therapies, information on finding health care practitioners and support, numerous case studies and expert advice, a head pain diary, a checklist of symptoms and risk factors, and a detailed resource section featuring web sites, books, and articles. This invaluable guide gives you unbiased information on all treatments with a compassionate voice from one of the country's leading patient advocates.

Teri Robert is now an award-winning patent advocate who received the National Headache Foundation's "Patient Partners Award" in 2004 for her "efforts in patient education, support, and advocacy." She is the About.com guide for Headaches and Migraine Disease, and serves as the Support Advisor for MAGNUM, the National Migraine Association.
 
 
The MemoryMinder Personal Health Journal
     
I quite often emphasize the importance of maintaining a headache and Migraine diary. However, there are times when we'd like to keep more information than can be conveniently recorded on the type of diary page that is simple for our doctors to review and analyze. I was using a blank journal for that purpose until I came across the "MemoryMinder Personal Health Journal" by MemoryMinder Journals, Inc.
              

Migraine and Other Headaches
by William B. Young & Stephen D. Silberstein
     
Migraine and Other Headaches is the essential guide for everyone who suffers from headaches, and will provide the information needed to obtain effective medical care and long-term relief. Different types of headache are thoroughly explained in easy to understand language, beginning with migraine, the most common severe headache, which occurs in approximately 12 percent of the U.S. population. Also discussed are rebound headache, tension-type headache--the most common primary headache disorder, cluster headache, unusual headaches, non-headache illnesses that frequently accompany headache, sinus headache, disorders of the neck, post-traumatic headache, and atypical facial pain and trigeminal neuralgia.
               

The Migraine Cookbook: More Than 100 Healthy and Delicious Recipies for Migraine Sufferers
by Michele Sharp
     
If you’re one of the millions who suffer from migraine, you probably know that avoiding your trigger foods can help ward off migraine pain. In The Migraine Cookbook, Michele Sharp brings together a over 100 carefully selected recipes—from appetizers and main dishes to comfort food favorites—that make eliminating migraine pain easier than ever before, without sacrificing any of the delicious taste or appeal. Each mouth-watering dish comes complete with information about the trigger-free quality of the recipe, kitchen pointers for preparation, and cooking and serving tips. With special sections that address the specifics of this disorder and provide key medical information and resource materials, The Migraine Cookbook offers education, empowerment, and relief to everyone living with migraine pain.
Each recipe indicates whether it’s free of these triggers: Caffeine, Chocolate, Citrus fruits, Red wine, Aged Cheeses, MSG, Nitrates, Aspartame, Nuts, Onions, Garlic, Yeast. 
               
The Migraine Gourmet: A Guide to Migraine-Free Cooking
by Jerry Rainville
     
More than just a cookbook for Migraine avoidance, "The Migraine Gourmet" is a comprehensive guide to Migraine-free eating. Emphasizing the use of fresh ingredients with less salt and fat, it includes food strategies for Migraine avoidance at the grocery store, in the kitchen, when eating out and during the cocktail hour. Ranging from the everyday to the gourmet, The Migraine Gourmet reflects an up-to-date approach to healthful cooking without compromising flavor
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Migraine in Women
by Elizabeth Loder, Dawn A. Marcus
     
Discusses migraine management specifically for women. Addresses primary and secondary causes of migraines. Features an evidence-based approach and covers epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, preventative therapy, migraines in children and adolescents, menopause, oral contraception, and more. Written for physicians, but a good book for the educated Migraineur.
               

Pain: the Fifth Vital Sign
by Marni Jackson
     
Pain: The Fifth Vital Sign is a ground-breaking inquiry into the nature, treatment, and definition of modern pain. In the United States, there has been a recent campaign to treat pain as the fifth vital sign. Just as temperature, respiration, pulse, and blood pressure, the four traditional vital signs, must be charted, hospitals are now obliged to assess pain in their patients, too. If this indeed happens, it will be nothing less than groundbreaking—making pain far more visible. For too, pain has been a dark continent, both in the body and in our culture. However, medicine is finally learning to evaluate pain as something more than a symptom—a main focus rather than a frustrating side issue for doctors. Above all, Pain: The Fifth Vital Sign makes an elusive subject vivid and readable. We all know what pain is. Now it has a voice.
      

The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss
by Mary J. Shomon

From patient advocate Mary Shomon, author of the best-selling Living Well With Hypothyroidism comes The Thyroid Diet -- the first book to tackle the critical connection between weight gain and thyroid disease, offering a conventional and alternative plan for lasting weight loss. More than 25 million Americans have diagnosed – and undiagnosed – thyroid conditions, which almost always result in a metabolic slowdown. The Thyroid Diet helps many previously unsuccessful dieters get diagnosed and treated – and proper thyroid treatment may be all that's needed to successfully lose weight. Even after optimal treatment, however, weight problems plague many thyroid patients. For those patients, The Thyroid Diet identifies the many frustrating impediments to weight loss, and offers solutions--both conventional and alternative--to help.
          

Understanding Migraine and Other Headaches
by Stewart J. Tepper
     
Understanding Migraine and Other Headaches provides up-to-date information on the causes and diagnoses, as well as current preventive measures, effective treatments, and surgical procedures. This overview includes discussion of every major type of headache, including the debilitating, nausea-inducing forms of migraine, episodic tension-type headaches (the most common form), chronic daily headaches, and more obscure headaches such as trigeminal neuralgia and cluster headaches. This book undertakes a comprehensive look at medications for acute "as needed" treatment of headaches and for preventing the onset of an attack. It offers guidelines for assessing headache pain, the level and type of medication needed, possible side effects, and drug effectiveness.
           

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Migraines: The Breakthrough Program That Can Help End Your Pain (What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About...
by Alexander Mauskop, Barry Fox
     
Some thirty-three million Americans suffer from Migraines, those excruciating headaches that can last for hours or even days. The symptoms can include debilitating pain, extreme sensitivity to sound and light, sweats, double vision, nausea and vomiting, slurred speech, and more. Current treatments and prescription drugs fail to help millions of these patients. Mauskop and Fox introduce a safe, all-natural "triple therapy" program that can relieve the pain-and often even prevent recurrences-of Migraines. A combination of three easy-to-find, over-the-counter supplements (magnesium, vitamin B2, and the herb feverfew), this scientifically proven remedy was developed by Dr. Alexander Mauskop, one of the nation's leading migraine experts.
           
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 


 

 The American Headache and Migraine Association (AHMA)...

a patient-focused, patient-driven organization for patients with Migraine and
other headache disorders and their family, friends, and care partners.
Anyone interested in the concerns or patients with these disorders is welcome to join.

The AHMA exists to EASE the burden of Migraine and other headache disorders through Education, Awareness, Support, and Engagement.

www.ahma.ws


 

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