SOURCE: National Headache Foundation

National Headache Foundation

June 30, 2009 09:00 ET

New Online Tool From National Headache Foundation Helps People With Headache Take Control, Get Relief

"Headache U" Is First Educational Program of Its Kind, Matches Sufferers With Resources Based on Personal Headache Patterns

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - June 30, 2009) - Headache can be a tremendous burden on the sufferer, but it doesn't have to be if you understand it, prepare for it, and even try to prevent it. The National Headache Foundation has just introduced a new, cool and unique educational portal called Headache U. For some, headaches can get so severe that family, social and work life takes a serious hit, and who can really afford that? Worse yet, headaches are very personal, with combinations of triggers ranging from hormones to weather, stress to diet. So, the approach to headache care needs to be as personal as the headaches are.

That's why Headache U is the perfect website for headache sufferers to turn to! It's all about YOU, which can help people with headache take a personal approach toward getting relief.

By logging onto Headache U, you can begin to "Chart Your Course to Relief," with the first of many educational resources to be introduced in the portal. This first-of-its- kind online and interactive personal headache care tool asks you questions about your own experiences and based on your answers, guides you to resources... tailored specifically to YOU! Because sufferers want to spend less time worrying about their next headache and more time enjoying life to its fullest, Headache U matches sufferers with resources based on personal headache patterns, providing the steps toward getting relief!

The NHF also really stresses the importance of becoming a student of your own headaches so you get to know your personal headache patterns. Maybe you can blame your parents! Did you know that migraines can be hereditary, and affect three times more women than men? Whatever the pattern may be, get out some paper and start taking notes!

Here are four simple strategies that will get sufferers on the right course:

--  Realize that headaches matter and take them seriously, even if others
    don't
--  Learn all you can and become a student of your own headaches
--  Track your headaches and try to find clues to triggers and solutions
--  Take control and get the help and care you deserve: many resources are
    available
    

In an effort to keep programs like Headache U going, NHF has recently launched an endeavor to help raise funds for future programs. To check out the details, and to learn more about Headache U, simply visit http://www.headaches.org.

National Headache Foundation

The NHF is a nonprofit organization that has been helping people with headache for nearly 40 years. It is a source of help to sufferers' families, physicians who treat headache sufferers, allied healthcare professionals and to the public. The leaders of the organization are world-renowned experts in the field who have pulled together many easy-to-use tools and resources to help people better understand headaches and options for headache care. This information is available on the NHF website at www.headaches.org or by calling 1-888-NHF-5552 (M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT).

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