BALTIMORE, MD—The National Headache Foundation, advocates of headache and migraine sufferers and dedicated to spreading awareness and education on the impact of this condition as a complex neurobiologic disease, and Med-IQ, an award-winning, ACCME-accredited provider of continuing medical education (CME), have collaborated to create an online resource to help people navigate everyday challenges of migraine headaches. In recognition of National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, we encourage you to take advantage of the information and resources that Living Well With Migraines offers.
Although an estimated 36 million people in the United States suffer from migraines, it can be challenging for a migraine sufferer’s loved ones to understand how debilitating the condition can be. Living Well With Migraines provides migraine sufferers with tools and resources to facilitate discussions with family, friends, and coworkers, manage migraines during work or other social events, and navigate insurance and medical leave issues.
“Migraines are not ‘just a bad headache,’ and should be recognized as a legitimate neurobiologic disorder,” said Merle L. Diamond, MD, President and Managing Director of the Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago, IL. “A 6-month survey showed that 2 out of 3 people worry they might disappoint others when they have migraines and that patients, on average, missed 3 important events with family or friends because of their migraines. This new resource strives to help these patients gain a sense of control over their migraines so that they no longer feel as though they are missing out on life.”
Shortly after launch, Living Well With Migraines began to benefit thousands of people suffering from chronic migraines by providing actionable advice, useful information, and more. For example, the popular article “Balancing Work and Migraines” offers advice on planning for and preventing a migraine attack at work. Visit the Web site today to access this and other resources and see how Living Well With Migraines can help individuals find solutions for overcoming common challenges associated with this condition.
Merle L. Diamond, MD
President, Managing Director
Diamond Headache Clinic
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Chicago Medical School
North Chicago, IL
Robert Kaniecki, MD
Director, The Headache Center
Chief, Headache Division
Co-Director, Neurology Residency Program
Director, Headache Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Pittsburgh
Developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with the National Headache Foundation.
Med-IQ, America’s most respected provider of continuing medical education (CME), inspires healthcare professionals through award-winning activities that deliver sophisticated outcomes-based educational designs with measurable results. Med-IQ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN), and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). See how Med-IQ is helping to enhance patient outcomes in these short videos.
The Med-IQ Quality Improvement (QI) Institute supports the ongoing transformation of the healthcare system from a volume- to value-focused model, aiming to provide personalized, patient-centered, evidence-based, and efficient care. The QI Institute has won 6 awards for its initiatives, given 15 presentations at national conferences, been published 18 times in peer-reviewed journals, and worked with more than 50 healthcare systems. To date, more than 71,000 patient records have been reviewed as part of Med-IQ QI initiatives.
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