What Nurses Know...Headaches

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Demos Medical Publishing, Jul 18, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 328 pages
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"Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints. Nearly everyone gets one at some point in their lives and over 45 million Americans suffer with chronic headaches each year. Headache disorders are a major contributing factor to disability and lost-work time world-wide. Altogether, diagnosis and treatment of headaches make up 20% of all visits to neurologists.

What Nurses Know...Headaches is written by a nurse who has experienced having headaches all of her life. There are risk factors that are not changeable like genetics, for example. But others, such as stress, diet, or the overuse of medications, are much more easily changed through education. Other preventive strategies include following specialized diets and using mind-body techniques such as deep relaxation, visualization, and biofeedback to help people put an end to their headaches.

What Nurses Know...Headache includes:

  • Headache basics
  • Discusses over a dozen headache types based the upon American Headache Society classifications
  • Headache care, including coping measures, support strategies,and future treatments onthe horizon
  • A list of proven headache prevention diets
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User Review  - Virasana123 - LibraryThing

This is an excellent reference book for headaches, and although the medical language is a little much at times, it can still be understood by a layperson. She thoroughly explains many of the most ... Read full review

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User Review  - artisu - LibraryThing

What Nurses Know... Headaches is as the title suggest written by a nurse who has experienced chronic headaches and researched everything there is to know about them. This book is comprehensive and ... Read full review

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Contents

1 Headache BasicsLiving With Problem Headaches
1
2 Understanding Risk Factors and Headache Triggers
13
3 A Headache Prevention Diet
27
4 Finding Help for Your Headaches
43
5 A Review of Alternative and Complementary Therapies
59
6 TensionType Headache
81
7 Migraine Headache Disorders
89
8 Primary Headaches in Children
117
14 Headaches Related to Head Injury
209
15 Inflammatory and Noninfectious Diseases and Headaches
221
16 Headaches and Infectious Diseases
235
17 The Future of Headache Care
249
18 Coping Measures and Support Strategies
257
Glossary
267
Resources
275
Bibliography
277

9 Headaches in Women Through the Lifespan
141
10 Chronic Daily Headaches
157
11 Primary Stabbing Headache Idiopathic Stabbing Headache IcePick Headache
169
12 Cluster and Related Headaches
175
13 Dangerous and LifeThreatening Headaches
189
Appendix
313
Index
317
Back Cover
331
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About the author (2012)

Wendy Cohan, RN, is a nurse, health educator and health writer living in Portland, Oregon. She is the author ofThe Better Bladder Book - A Holistic Approach to Healing Interstitial Cystitis & Chronic Pelvic PainandGluten Free Portland.

A practicing nurse for 18 years, Wendy also helps individuals take charge of their recovery from chronic health issues including celiac disease, gluten intolerance, interstitial cystitis, and chronic pelvic pain. She is married to David F. Cohan, and is the proud mother of two grown sons.


Wendy acts as a gluten-free consultant to individuals, and she speaks often about gluten-related health disorders and preventive health topics in her community.