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Date:6/4/2009

"Headache U" is first educational program of its kind, matches sufferers with resources based on personal headache patterns

CHICAGO, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Headache Foundation (NHF) is launching "Headache U: It's all about YOU," the first headache education program of its kind designed to help people with headache take important steps toward getting relief. The program is offered beginning today on the NHF website at http://www.headaches.org/headacheu/.

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. Four simple strategies can get sufferers on the right course to relief:

  • Realize that headaches matter, and take your headaches seriously;
  • Learn all you can - be a student of your own headaches;
  • Pay more attention to your personal headache patterns - track your headaches, and try to find clues to triggers and solutions;
  • Take control and get the help and care you deserve: many resources are available.

"No one has the same combination of headache pain, frequency, impairment or triggers," says Roger Cady, M.D., vice president of the NHF board of directors, and director of the Headache Care Center in Springfield, MO. "So, the approach to headache care needs to be as personal as the headaches. The sufferer needs to get involved in charting a course to relief based upon an understanding of th
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