Dec 15, 2013 Issue
Brain Mass in a Young Athlete [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Jul 15, 2013 Issue
Cluster Headache [Article]

Cluster headache causes severe unilateral temporal or periorbital pain, lasting 15 to 180 minutes and accompanied by autonomic symptoms in the nose, eyes, and face. Headaches often recur at the same time each day during the cluster period, which can last for weeks to months. Some patients have chron...

May 15, 2013 Issue
Approach to Acute Headache in Adults [Article]

Approximately one-half of the adult population worldwide is affected by a headache disorder. The International Headache Society classification and diagnostic criteria can help physicians differentiate primary headaches (e.g., tension, migraine, cluster) from secondary headaches (e.g., those caused ...

May 15, 2013 Issue
Hard-to-Diagnose Headache: Practical Tips for Diagnosis and Treatment [Editorials]

w/ Hainer

Apr 15, 2013 Issue
AAN/AHS Update Recommendations for Migraine Prevention in Adults [Practice Guidelines]

Studies suggest that more than one-third of persons with migraine need preventive therapy; however, only 3 to 13 percent use it. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and American Headache Society (AHS) recently reviewed studies published since 2000 to determine which therapies reduce migraine fre...

Feb 1, 2011 Issue
Treatment of Acute Migraine Headache [Article]

Migraine headache is a common and potentially debilitating disorder often treated by family physicians. Before diagnosing migraine, serious intracranial pathology must be ruled out. Treating acute migraine is challenging because of substantial rates of nonresponse to medications and difficulty in pr...

Apr 15, 2010 Issue
Acupuncture for Migraine Headaches [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Acupuncture reduces the frequency of migraine headaches when used as an adjunct to, or in place of, medical management.

Jan 1, 2010 Issue
Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Migraine Prophylaxis [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Acupuncture appears to be effective for prophylaxis of migraine headaches, and may be slightly better than pharmacotherapy. Sham acupuncture is just as effective as real acupuncture.

Dec 15, 2009 Issue
Migraine Headache in Children [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments for acute attacks and prophylaxis of migraine headache in children?

Nov 15, 2007 Issue
Mind-Body Therapies for Headache [Article]

Headache is one of the most common and enigmatic problems encountered by family physicians. Headache is not a singular entity, and different pathologic mechanisms are involved in distinct types of headache. Most types of headache involve dysfunction of peripheral or central nociceptive mechanisms. M...

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