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EHE International Supports the National Headache Foundation
Date:6/8/2009

More than 45 million Americans suffer from headaches annually

NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In teaming up with the National Headache Foundation (NHF), EHE International is helping raise awareness about headaches, which affect more than 45 million Americans annually. In a unique approach, the NHF and EHE are featuring "You ... and Your Headache: It's Personal" within a 115 square-foot display window at 10 Rockefeller Plaza, for the month of June, to coincide with National Headache Awareness Week June 7-13.

"We appreciate the generous donation of this window space by EHE International to help the NHF call attention to a complex, yet common condition. While headaches may be a nuisance for some, they can be debilitating for others," says Suzanne E. Simons, executive director of the NHF. "This window display has the potential to reach an audience that a website or a public service announcement might not."

Each year, 90% of all men and 95% of all women have at least one headache (1). Despite many people having frequent and sometimes severe headaches that affect their family, social and work life, most do not actively seek relief from their condition (2). Experts say the complacency is puzzling because relief is available, but begins with an understanding that headaches are very personal.

We are happy to support the NHF in their efforts to raise awareness and help those suffering from this debilitating disease says Deborah McKeever, President of EHE International.

The window display is part of a larger program being implemented by the NHF that is designed to educate people about the personal nature of headaches, the personal approach to care that is needed to get relief, and the potential life-changing resources available through the NHF. The window display also highlights a new fundraiser launched by the NHF in May called the "Migraine Million" campaign.

"Our goal is for one million of the nearly 30 million people with migraine to donate $1 each toward headache education and research," says Simons. To donate, visit www.headaches.org.

About National Headache Foundation

The NHF is a nonprofit organization that has been helping people with headache for nearly 40 years. It is a source of help to sufferers' families, physicians who treat headache sufferers, allied healthcare professionals and to the public. The leaders of the organization are world-renowned experts in the field who have pulled together many easy-to-use tools and resources to help people better understand headaches and options for headache care. This information is available on the NHF website at www.headaches.org or by calling 1-888-NHF-5552 (M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT).

About EHE International

EHE International was established in 1913 as the first medical center specializing in the early detection of life-threatening disease through annual physical examination and the promotion of healthy lifestyle choices, and behavior as the best means to safeguarding future health. Our continued commitment to that philosophy has made EHE International America's oldest and largest preventive health company, and the preferred choice in employer-sponsored prevention and wellness programs.

(1) Headaches: Relieving and preventing migraine and other headaches, a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School, Copyright (C) 2008 by Harvard University. All rights reserved.

(2) American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) Study, June 2005.


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