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Headaches 101

If you're new to headaches, these resources will get you started on the path to knowledge and understanding. If you're not new, it's always good to "brush up," especially in a field where there's so much ongoing research.
What Is Tension-Type Headache?
Tension-type headaches (TTH) are the most common form of headache. According the the World Health Organization and International Headache Society, up to 78 percent of the population experiences this type of headache, and 60 percent of TTH sufferers experience reductions in social activity and work capacity.
Headache Information Center
Statistically, headaches are usually not dangerous, but frequent or severe headaches should always be checked out by your doctor. There are many types of headaches, and a person can have more than one type. Tension-type headaches are the most common, and are experienced by an estimated 80% of the population. Here's information about the various types of headaches and their treatment.
Headache and Migraine Quizzes and Games
Knowledge is our best tool to be an effective part of our own healthcare team. We live with these imperfect bodies, and have valuable information to impart to the rest of the team about treating our headaches and Migraines. There are many ways to educate ourselves. Try these quizzes and games.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Short-Circuiting Migraines?
Researchers at the Ohio State University have completed a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study testing the use of a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) device to abort Migraine with aura. The findings of their study were presented at the 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society (AHS) on June 23, 2006.

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