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New Online Tool Helps People With Headache Take Control, Get Relief
Date:6/4/2009

eir own personal headache patterns, and getting connected with helpful, sometimes life-changing resources."

Personal tool launched during National Headache Awareness Week

Each year the NHF sponsors National Headache Awareness Week to educate people about headache causes, impact and help. This year during the week of June 7-13, the NHF is launching a new education portal on their website. Developed under the guidance of an advisory panel of both physicians who specialize in headache care and people with headache, Headache U will contain a series of patient education resources and tools. The first tool introduced today is "Chart Your Course to Relief: a personal headache care tool," which asks people with headache questions about their experiences, and based upon the information given, guides them toward resources that are relevant to their needs.

For example, those people with headache who indicate they can't afford headache care are offered tips on how to have a financial discussion with their healthcare provider, and information on alternative therapies. For people who say they have difficulty discussing their headaches, they are offered tips for understanding and communicating their symptoms and the impact headache is having on their lives.

Suzanne Simons, executive director for the NHF comments on the value of this new tool, "Sometimes websites can contain an overwhelming amount of information. This tool quickly gets people to the information that should be helpful specifically to them."

Why It's Personal; Erin Hamlin Charts Her Course

What makes headache such a personal condition is the varying degree of headache experiences, which can range from mild tension headaches every so often to chronic, crippling migraines. And some people can experience a combination of different types of headaches, with varying severity and disability. Worse yet, these heada
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