Chairperson, Patient Leadership Council, National Headache Foundation; board member, Coalition for Headache and Migraine Patients; and board member, Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy
Treating Patients With Migraine
What physicians in the community need to know about treating patients with migraine in community settings, and resources that can help locate certified headache specialists or other migraine specialists for referral.
Ways to Support Patients With Migraine
Various ways health care professionals can become involved in migraine advocacy, and tips that can be used in the clinic to support patients.
Diversity in Migraine
Considerations for addressing current limitations in the diagnosis and management of migraine in black, indigenous, and people of color.
Breakthroughs in Migraine Treatment
Reactions to advances in migraine treatment, specifically with the development of disease-specific targeted therapies.
Migraine Advocacy: Resources to Support Patients
Educational resources that health care professionals should consider recommending to help support patients with migraine.
Migraine: Patient Education and Quality of Life
Dr Amaal J. Starling describes her approach to educating patients on treatments for migraine and explains why shared decision making is so important.
Migraine Management: Significance of Patient Diaries
Limitations of current pain scales used by health care professionals who manage patients with migraine, and considerations for using patient diaries to help monitor symptoms and recommend appropriate therapy.
Strategies to Empower Patients With Migraine
An overview regarding the various phases of migraine and recommendations for using empowering language when educating patients on what to expect from attacks.
Navigating Insurance and Access Issues in Migraine
Current hurdles faced by neurologists when prescribing therapy to treat migraine and advice to help other healthcare professionals as well as patients navigate insurance and access issues.
Migraine Care: The Value Behind a Network of Support
A patient advocate, Jill Dehlin, RN, explains why patients with migraine should connect with other patients via patient support programs and take a proactive role in managing their condition.
Destigmatizing Migraine: Forms of Advocacy
Examples of migraine advocacy as it pertains to health care professionals and advice for clinicians who manage patients with migraine to help address the stigma often associated with the condition.
The Stigma Associated With Migraine
Amaal J. Starling, MD, of Mayo Clinic, expresses how common and disabling migraine is on patients and comments on the stigma associated with the condition.
Treating Migraine in the Community Setting
Advice to community neurologists and other care providers who may treat patients with migraine in the community setting on incorporating newer therapies, such as CGRP inhibitors, into practice, and a list of reputable resources where patients can turn for additional support.
Jill Dehlin, RN, describes her role as an advocate in supporting others with migraine and connecting them to the support and resources needed to best manage their condition.
The Safety Profiles of Therapies for Migraine
The potential connection between risk of dementia in patients treated with triptans for migraine as compared to the safety profiles of newer CGRP monoclonal antibodies.
CGRP Inhibitors for Migraine
Jessica Ailani, MD, of MedStar Health, describes the mechanisms of action and indications for use of currently available CGRP inhibitors for migraine.
Injectable Therapies for Migraine
Jill Dehlin, RN, a patient with migraine, talks about her experience receiving a subcutaneous injectable CGRP inhibitor, and neurologist Jessica Ailani, MD, explains what she counsels her patients on when prescribing a newer injectable treatment.
Strategies for Dosing and Combining Therapy to Treat Migraine
Jessica Ailani, MD, a neurologist from MedStar Health, shares insight on best practices for dosing therapies used to treat migraine and implications for combining drugs together.
Selecting Treatment to Manage Migraine
Variables that neurologists and other healthcare professionals need to consider when selecting an appropriate prescription therapy for migraine, and recommendations by a patient advocate on staying adherent to therapy and predicting attacks.
Limitations of Traditional Therapies for Migraine
Limitations, in terms of safety and efficacy, of older conventional therapies used to treat migraine.
Prescribing Therapy for Migraine
Neurologist Jessica Ailani, MD, explains when she feels it is most appropriate to treat migraine more aggressively with prescription drugs versus with lifestyle intervention.
Diagnosing Patients With Migraine
Jessica Ailani, MD, describes her approach to evaluating new patients for migraine and explains how her diagnostic work-up can impact her recommendations for treatment.
Diet and Weather as Triggers of Migraine
Types of foods and weather conditions that may trigger migraine attacks.
Lifestyle Interventions for Migraine
Recommendations for incorporating and adhering to lifestyle interventions that can help prevent migraine or reduce the severity of attacks.
Addressing the Stigma of Migraine
A panel of healthcare professionals and patient advocates with migraine recognize the social stigma associated with the condition despite its prevalence in the community.
Quality of Life for Patients With Migraine
Philippa Cheetham, MD, and Jill Dehlin, RN, comment on the severity of migraine attacks and concerns that migraines may trigger more series events.
Migraine: Left Versus Right-Sided Attacks and Postdrome Symptoms
Patient Insight: Migraine Triggers
Episodic Versus Chronic Migraines
Migraine: Burden of Disease
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