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Posts Tagged ‘headaches’

Migraines in Children

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

I received an email via our iPhone App inquiring about migraines in children. Headaches are a common complaint throughout childhood, but pediatricians have recognized that children have many different types of headaches which include migraine headaches.   (more…)

Treating Migraines in Children

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

So, we have discussed migraines and looked at how to diagnose in the pediatric population. Now it’s time to decide how to treat the headache. Just like diagnosing the headaches, it is important to individualize treatment for each child, with the goal being fast relief, no rebound or re-occurrence, with minimal or no side effects to the medications. (more…)

Teens & Headaches Go Together

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

I just read an interesting study about teenagers with headaches. About one to two percent of adolescents have chronic daily headaches, defined as greater than 15 headache days per month for greater than three months. (more…)

Kids And Headaches

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

I recently read an interesting study about teenagers with headaches.  About 1-2% of adolescents have chronic daily headaches, defined as more than 15 headache days per month for greater than 3 months. (more…)

Parents Need To Take Concussions Seriously

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

I have blogged previously about the latest recommendations concerning concussions and restrictions on activity after sustaining a  concussion. This subject has been in the news a great deal lately, not only within the medical community, but also within the NFL and other major sports groups. (more…)

Childhood Headaches

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Headaches are a very common complaint during childhood. A child complaining of headaches also causes a lot of parental concern, as we often jump to the worst conclusions (something about human nature?). The prevalence of any type of headache ranges from 37