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Back to School Migraine Solutions

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While it might be summer now, the end of summer brings the stress and turmoil of juggling classes, activities, socializing and homework for teenagers heading back to school. This can be very daunting, especially if your teen suffers from chronic headaches or migraines. Fortunately, adults can manag …

Silencing Schizophrenia Demons through Avatar Therapy

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For years, therapists have been using computer simulations to create a safe, virtual space where people can confront their real-world phobias. Recently, the treatment is being adapted for schizophrenia patients to help them confront the frightening voices inside their heads. “The idea was that if …

What is an Abdominal Migraine?

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  An abdominal migraine is a type of migraine headache where the pain occurs in the belly. It typically occurs in infants, toddlers, children and teens. It tends to happen in young people who will later suffer from migraine attacks. Abdominal migraines frequently occur as a reaction to a migra …

Spring Allergies!

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  While the warm weather of Spring brings people outside, the warm breeze comes with airborne pollen and mold spores. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you probably feel them with every inhale. Allergens send the body’s immune system into overdrive, leading to allergy symptoms such as …

Workout with Asthma

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Do you love hitting the gym and working out? If you are one of the roughly 20 million Americans with asthma, this may not be a problem for you. However, for some, exercise can trigger shortness of breath or other symptoms. Luckily, having asthma, even exercise-induced asthma, doesn’t have to keep …

Supporting a Young Migraine Sufferer

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If your child suffers from migraines, it can unfortunately have an enormous impact on his or her life. Besides the physical pain and discomfort of an attack, some migraine symptoms can be quite frightening to him or her, especially when they happen for the first time. Your child might feel anxious …

The Worst Plants for Your Allergies

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  Hay fever, which is also known as allergic rhinitis, doesn’t have anything to do with a fever or even with hay. Instead, it is most likely due to the pollen from the beautiful parks and trees around your yard or neighborhood. Here are some of the most common allergy-causing plants and tree …

Asthma and Sleeping Problems

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Asthma attacks can cause you to miss school and work, but your asthma can also put you at risk for a more basic problem, getting enough sleep. “Asthmatics frequently have trouble at night,” says Stanley Fineman, MD, an allergist with the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic. Studies have shown a l …

Handling Migraines at School

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It is difficult enough for a child or teen to have to experience a migraine at home. When one occurs at school, it can be even more difficult for him or her. Luckily, there are ways to prepare your child for a migraine at school: Learn the basics about it and the specific type of …

Teenage Headaches During Puberty

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  Between homework, after school activities, sports and hormones, it isn’t too hard to see that a teenage might get a headache every once in a while. According to the American Family Physician, frequency of headaches increases as children start to grow. 37% to 51% of children who are at leas …