Migraine headaches can be debilitating for patients and frustrating for their physicians to treat. The mobile app Migraine Buddy (available on Android or iOS) can help by allowing patients to quickly and easily record what triggers attacks, associated symptoms, frequency, duration, intensity, location, and alleviating factors. The app itself automatically tracks sleep, weather, and air pressure. Designed by neurologists and data scientists, Migraine Buddy stores all data in a HIPAA-compliant cloud. Its efficacy has not been evaluated in the literature, but it is a free resource that can increase patient engagement in the treatment process. (App reviewed June 2018.
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