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Adolescent Migraine Prognosis -- May Subside With Age?

Teen_migraine_blogMigraine disease is a potentially disabling disease common in children and adolescents.

Now, for children and adolescents with Migraine disease and for their families, there's potentially good news. A new study published in the journal Neurology suggests that their prognosis is excellent, that they may "grow out of" their Migraine or have less severe Migraines as they get older. However, these are the conclusions of one small study, the results of which raise some questions. Read Adolescent Migraine Prognosis -- May Subside With Age?

Talk About Prescriptions Month - Preventing Medication Errors

What YOU Need to Know / What YOU Need to Do

Whether you have Migraine disease, a different type of head pain disorder, or another illness or condition entirely, medications may very well play an important part in your treatment plan and maintaining your quality of life. Unfortunately, medication errors are made. There is, however, a great deal we can do to help avoid them.

Consider these statistics:

  • Each week, four out of five U.S. adults uses prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications or dietary supplements.
  • Nearly one-third of adults will take five or more different medications.
  • Americans fill nearly 4 billion prescriptions annually.
  • Conservatively, the Institute of Medicine, in a recent report concludes that there are at least 1.5 million preventable ADEs in the U.S. each year - and it may even be much higher.

Read Our Feature Article.