A tribute to Neil Raskin and ice-cream headache
Dr Neil Raskin is a pioneer of headache medicine who is still practicing at 83 years old in San Francisco. He described the famous «DHE Raskin Protocol» that helped so many patients. But do you know those four special headaches that were described by Dr…
CGRP antibodies for migraine
CGRP antibodies are coming to Canada and are stirring a lot of interest from the medical community. Patients also have many questions about these new treatments. Migraine Canada has created a handout to provide basic information. Have a look, and if you are a health care…
Dr. Elizabeth Leroux – Bio
Elizabeth Leroux, President Dr Elizabeth Leroux, MD, FRCPC, completed her residency in neurology at the University of Montreal. She did a 2-year fellowship in Paris at the Emergency Headache Center and published research on cluster headache. She is now the director of the Headache Clinic at…
Dr. Werner J Becker – Bio
Dr. Werner J Becker, Treasurer Dr. Becker received his MD from the University of Manitoba in 1969, and specialized in Neurology at McGill University in Montreal.He received his FRCPC in Neurology in 1978. He joined the University of Calgary in 1978, and eventually became a…
Dr Michael Knash – Bio
Dr Michael Knash is a neurologist with a special interest in the management of headache disorders. Currently he serves as Secretary on the Executive of the Canadian Headache Society. Dr Knash is based in Edmonton, Alberta. He runs multidisciplinary headache clinics both in a private…
New neurostimulation options for cluster headache
Cluster headache is less frequent than migraine… but it is as frequent as multiple sclerosis and terribly excruciating. Treatments for cluster headache include triptans, inhaled oxygen for attacks and verapamil, occipital blocks, steroids and lithium for prevention. We need more options. The ATI company has…
Prodrome or symptoms: what happens during the early phase of a migraine attack?
Before the pain starts, you may actually know that a migraine is ongoing. Do you feel irritable, tired, slightly nauseated? Do you feel neck pain, does light or smells bother you? It seems like a migraine attack starts even before the pain appears. Patients have…
Nurses and migraine care: essential allies
Headache doctors are overloaded. That is an international fact. Migraine is so frequent that access to care is limited in the majority of countries. Health priorities often do not include headache. How can we help more patients? By working as better teams with better tools….
Vestibular migraine: still controversial, but more discussion about it
The combination of vertigo, dizziness and headache is not a very pleasant one. The term vestibular refers to the system for perception of balance. Receptors are located in the internal ear and send their informations to the brainstem. There, they connect with all the systems…
Genetics of migraine: huge studies reveal different sets of genes involved
Migraine is all in your head of course (because it is a neurological disorder we can now see)…but it is also in your genes. Studies on ten thousands on patients have revealed susceptibility genes for migraine. This means that there is not ONE gene for…
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