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First Contact — Headache in Primary Care

First Contact — Headache in Primary Care

By American Headache Society
Brought to you by the American Headache Society, the First Contact — Headache In Primary Care podcast breaks down topics in headache medicine for primary care providers and other healthcare professionals seeing patients with headache disorders. The goal of the program is to provide educational resources to empower healthcare professionals and improve headache and migraine care for patients.
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Special Populations: Migraine during Pregnancy

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Frequently asked questions about hormones and migraine
About 60% to 70% of women with migraine experience attacks associated with hormonal changes. Hear Dr. Susan Hutchinson and Dr. Catherine Stika answer frequently asked questions about hormones and migraine, including hormonal treatment options and how to have these conversations with your migraine patients. The First Contact Headache in Primary Care podcast breaks down topics in headache medicine for primary care providers and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with headache disorders. The program’s goal is to provide educational resources to empower healthcare professionals and improve headache and migraine care for patients. Learn more on the Primary Care website.
18:23
December 07, 2021
Pregnancy and migraine management (Part Two)
Many women notice a reduction in migraine activity during pregnancy, especially in the second and third trimesters. But when should migraine patients be concerned about headache during pregnancy? Learn from Dr. Susan Hutchinson and Dr. Catherine Stika about some headache red flags for pregnant patients, how to manage migraine after delivery and more. The First Contact Headache in Primary Care podcast breaks down topics in headache medicine for primary care providers and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with headache disorders. The program’s goal is to provide educational resources to empower healthcare professionals and improve headache and migraine care for patients. Learn more on the Primary Care website.
18:58
December 07, 2021
Pregnancy and migraine management (Part One)
It’s important for healthcare providers to discuss pregnancy-safe treatment options with their migraine patients. From changes in medications to treatment at home, find out how to help women manage their migraine while pregnant in this podcast episode with Dr. Nina Riggins, Dr. Susan Hutchinson and Dr. Catherine Stika. The First Contact Headache in Primary Care podcast breaks down topics in headache medicine for primary care providers and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with headache disorders. The program's goal is to provide educational resources to empower healthcare professionals and improve headache and migraine care for patients. Learn more on the Primary Care website.
15:24
December 07, 2021
How to support patients with migraine who are preparing for pregnancy
While migraine has not been proven to affect fertility, pregnancy can significantly impact migraine symptoms. Join Dr. Deena Kuruvilla in her conversation with Dr. Susan Hutchinson and Dr. Catherine Stika on treating and supporting migraine patients who are planning to become pregnant. The First Contact Headache in Primary Care podcast breaks down topics in headache medicine for primary care providers and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with headache disorders. The program's goal is to provide educational resources to empower healthcare professionals and improve headache and migraine care for patients. Learn more on the Primary Care website.
20:44
December 07, 2021
Discussing hormones and contraception with migraine patients
More than half of women with migraine report attacks just before and during their period. In this episode, Dr. Jelena Pavlovic discusses how hormonal changes can affect women’s migraine and how to diagnose and treat menstrual migraine with Dr. Susan Hutchinson and Dr. Catherine Stika. The First Contact Headache in Primary Care podcast breaks down topics in headache medicine for primary care providers and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with headache disorders. The program's goal is to provide educational resources to empower healthcare professionals and improve headache and migraine care for patients. Learn more on the Primary Care website.
16:21
December 07, 2021
Special Populations: Migraine during Pregnancy
The rate of migraine in women is three times higher than it is in men, affecting over 30% of women over a lifetime. How does this affect family planning and pregnancy? Hear from Dr. Tracy Grossman on helping women manage migraine through pregnancy. The First Contact Headache In Primary Care podcast breaks down topics in headache medicine for primary care providers and other healthcare professionals seeing patients with headache disorders. The goal of the program is to provide educational resources to empower healthcare professionals and improve headache and migraine care for patients. Learn more at the Primary Care website.
12:50
April 02, 2021
Special Populations: Migraine in the Elderly
Is there anything different about primary headache characteristics in older adults that primary care providers should pay special attention to? Dr. Mia Minen asks this question and more of Dr. Nina Riggins in this rundown on migraine in people over the age of 65. Find out how to treat and diagnose migraine in seniors in this podcast episode. The First Contact Headache In Primary Care podcast breaks down topics in headache medicine for primary care providers and other healthcare professionals seeing patients with headache disorders. The goal of the program is to provide educational resources to empower healthcare professionals and improve headache and migraine care for patients. Learn more at the Primary Care website.
09:21
April 02, 2021
Red Flags in Headache -- What if it isn't Migraine?
About 80-90% of the headaches people experience are primary headaches, including migraine or tension type headaches. The other 10-20% of headaches are secondary—caused by something else, usually an underlying condition or side effect of medication. Since causes can be as serious as a brain tumor, it’s important to know what is really causing head pain. Learn from Dr. Rebecca Michael as she explains the “red flags” to look out for when it comes to primary and secondary headaches. The First Contact Headache In Primary Care podcast breaks down topics in headache medicine for primary care providers and other healthcare professionals seeing patients with headache disorders. The goal of the program is to provide educational resources to empower healthcare professionals and improve headache and migraine care for patients. Learn more at the Primary Care website.
13:01
April 02, 2021
Prescribing a Migraine-friendly Lifestyle
Lifestyle changes can have a large impact on migraine and migraine severity, and changing habits can be easier than trying out a new medication or device. Patients are often surprised by how much a lifestyle change can improve the severity and frequency of their migraine attacks. Find out what kinds of changes, from diet to exercise, Dr. Fred Cohen recommends sharing with patients in this episode. The First Contact Headache In Primary Care podcast breaks down topics in headache medicine for primary care providers and other healthcare professionals seeing patients with headache disorders. The goal of the program is to provide educational resources to empower healthcare professionals and improve headache and migraine care for patients. Learn more at the Primary Care website.
07:37
April 02, 2021
Special Populations: Migraine in Children
Migraine affects 39 million people in the United States, and one in 11 children have migraine. In this episode of the First Contact Headache and Primary Care Podcast, our host Dr. Mia Minen discusses pediatric migraine with pediatric neurologist Dr. Lauren Strauss. The First Contact Headache In Primary Care podcast breaks down topics in headache medicine for primary care providers and other healthcare professionals seeing patients with headache disorders. The goal of the program is to provide educational resources to empower healthcare professionals and improve headache and migraine care for patients. Learn more at the Primary Care website.
09:20
April 02, 2021
Asking the Right Questions to Diagnose Migraine
What’s the one question to always ask when getting a headache history? Dr. Brian Plato explains how providers can diagnose migraine through a systematic set of questions to feel confident in their diagnosis. The First Contact Headache In Primary Care podcast breaks down topics in headache medicine for primary care providers and other healthcare professionals seeing patients with headache disorders. The goal of the program is to provide educational resources to empower healthcare professionals and improve headache and migraine care for patients. Learn more at the Primary Care website.
12:35
November 24, 2020
Busting Myths about Migraine
Migraine is a widely misunderstood disease, which impacts how patients seek help and how a provider treats a patient in their clinic. Join Dr. Thomas Berk as he busts five migraine myths and introduces a bonus sixth misconception about migraine which he calls “the mother of all myths.” The First Contact Headache In Primary Care podcast breaks down topics in headache medicine for primary care providers and other healthcare professionals seeing patients with headache disorders. The goal of the program is to provide educational resources to empower healthcare professionals and improve headache and migraine care for patients. Learn more at the Primary Care website.
12:31
November 24, 2020
Surprising Truths about Migraine Epidemiology
Physicians should be comfortable with recognizing and diagnosing migraine so that patients can be directed to the right kind of care. In this episode, Dr. Christopher Gottschalk explains epidemiology and the value of migraine diagnosis and treatment in the primary care setting. The First Contact Headache In Primary Care podcast breaks down topics in headache medicine for primary care providers and other healthcare professionals seeing patients with headache disorders. The goal of the program is to provide educational resources to empower healthcare professionals and improve headache and migraine care for patients. Learn more at the Primary Care website.
13:44
November 24, 2020
Treating and Preventing Migraine
What acute and preventive medication options are there for people living with migraine? Dr. Olivia Begasse De Dhaem provides an overview of the different types of medications, from NSAIDS to triptans. The First Contact Headache In Primary Care podcast breaks down topics in headache medicine for primary care providers and other healthcare professionals seeing patients with headache disorders. The goal of the program is to provide educational resources to empower healthcare professionals and improve headache and migraine care for patients. Learn more at the Primary Care website.
08:37
August 31, 2020
Behavioral Treatment for Migraine
Behavioral treatments for migraine, including biofeedback, cognitive behavioral therapy and relaxation, have shown great effectiveness for migraine. Our guest Dr. Anna Pace explains the evidence supporting behavioral therapies for migraine and offers resources for providers looking to prescribe these treatments. The First Contact Headache In Primary Care podcast breaks down topics in headache medicine for primary care providers and other healthcare professionals seeing patients with headache disorders. The goal of the program is to provide educational resources to empower healthcare professionals and improve headache and migraine care for patients. Learn more at the Primary Care website.
14:08
August 31, 2020
Headache Management over Telemedicine
On this episode, Dr. Jennifer Robblee joins host Dr. Mia Minen to talk about telemedicine for headache and migraine. Dr. Robblee shares tips for preparing a patient for a virtual visit, conducting a neurological exam over video, keeping patients out of the emergency room and more. The First Contact Headache In Primary Care podcast breaks down topics in headache medicine for primary care providers and other healthcare professionals seeing patients with headache disorders. The goal of the program is to provide educational resources to empower healthcare professionals and improve headache and migraine care for patients. Learn more at the Primary Care website.
13:26
August 31, 2020