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Focus On:  Migraine in Women

Brought to you by Lippincott NursingCenter and HealthyWomen.org

The Migraine Research Foundation reports that, in the United States, 18% of women experience migraines, most commonly between the ages of 18 and 44 years. As clinicians, we must be prepared to ask the right questions when taking a history so we can identify certain red flag signs and symptoms, help women recognize potential triggers, and educate women about available treatment options - both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic. We are pleased to present this compilation of resources from Wolters Kluwer and HealthyWomen.org to help you provide the best care to women with migraines.

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Migraine management—Standard therapies and new strategies
Topics in Pain Management, April 2019

Migraine in adults: A head start
Nursing2019, May 2019

The treatment of migraine headache in the presence of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use: Pharmacokinetic considerations
Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, August 2015




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Migraine in adults: A head start
Nursing2019

A qualitative, systems thinking approach to study self-management in women with migraine
Nursing Research

Diagnosis and treatment for chronic migraine
The Nurse Practitioner

Evaluation and management of migraine in midlife women
Menopause: The Journal of The North American Menopause Society

Headaches through a woman's life
Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey


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Fast Facts on Migraines

Healing Environments Need to Recognize Migraine Triggers

My Migraines Made Me Miss Work, Until I Took Charge of My Triggers