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September 2005

New Daily Persistent Headache: What Is It?

In the last few years, New Daily Persistent Headache (NDPH) has been recognized as a distinct primary headache syndrome. It is characterized by continuous daily head pain, varying in intensity, and sometimes accompanied by Migrainous symptoms. It's important that NDPH be diagnosed carefully and correctly after ruling out other conditions that can present the same symptoms. Feature Article.

Review: The MedicAlert E-HealthKEY

The MedicAlert E-HealthKEY is a USB flash drive that allows you to carry your medical records with you. It's an excellent supplement to emergency medical identification. You can not only record emergency information such as conditions, medications, and contact information, but you can also store medical images and your complete medical history. With your computer, the E-HealthKEY will also remind you of prescriptions and appointments and much more... Review

Medication Overuse Headache: When the Remedy Backfires

There have been nearly as many questions as answers about MOH for quite some time now, especially regarding which types or classes of medications can cause MOH. Those questions haven't been easy to answer because, for some time, there wasn't a clear enough consensus about which medications could induce MOH. Studies with empirical evidence were lacking, and conflicting opinions among experts easily left us to think one way one day and another way the next. While it's highly unlikely that everyone in any field will ever agree, today there's at least a fair consensus regarding the issues related to MOH. To help us avoid medication overuse headache and deal with it if it occurs, there are issues we need to explore... Feature Article