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Survey Finds Employers Split on Impact and Cost of Migraine
Date:1/21/2009

nd website information from health plans or vendors (24 percent) and onsite clinics (24 percent). Employers consider the health coaches/nurse lines to provide the most valuable support.

According to the NHF, nearly 30 million Americans -- or one in eight workers -- suffer from migraine, an illness characterized by a variety of symptoms, including sharp throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head, nausea or vomiting, visual disturbances and sensitivity to noise and light. With the help of a health care provider, migraine headaches can be effectively managed and patients can identify and alleviate their symptoms with an appropriate treatment regimen.

MBGH's January 2009 survey was sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline and was submitted electronically, with 34 employers responding.

About the Midwest Business Group on Health (www.mbgh.org)

The Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH) is one of the nation's leading business groups of private and public employers. MBGH's 96 members represent over 2 million lives, spending more than $2.5 billion on health care benefits on an annual basis. The nonprofit MBGH offers employers a variety of health benefit educational seminars, networking opportunities, quality and community initiatives, demonstration projects and group purchasing programs. MBGH is a member of the National Business Coalition on Health.


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