Question for Ron King of "Migraine Mastery" Blog

Ron King has a Google Blogspot blog entitled "Migraine Mastery."

I really like some of his articles, and I should because I wrote many of them! Here are a few of my articles that Mr. King has copied and pasted (either in full or in part) to his blog, without my permission and in violation of copyright law:

  • Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics
  • Hemiplegic Migraine - Genetic Testing May Be Helpful
  • Migraines Often Triggered By Chane In the Weather
  • Trileptal Fails Test for Migraine Prevention
  • Acephalgic or Silent Migraine - The Basics

He also copied and pasted Nancy Bonk's article Famous Migraineurs - Terrell Davis, in it's entirety.

Up to now, I've been polite and patient about this. I would like to have handled this privately with Mr. King. BUT, he does not provide a way to contact him from his blog; nor does he allow comments to be posted.

Google owns Blogspot, so I checked into their process for reporting copyright violations. It's so long and cumbersome that it makes me think they set it up that way deliberately so they don't have to deal with the issue.

It's perfectly acceptable and legal to copy and past a couple of paragraphs of an article you like to your blog and give your readers the URL for the article so they can read the rest. Mr. King does say "For more information, visit mymigraineconnection.com at the end of each of his entries where he's ripped me off, but he doesn't bother to link directly to my articles or even attribute the articles to me. Even if he did, that wouldn't excuse his ripping off entire articles.

So, Mr. King, here's my question -- Where do you get off stealing my content?  I'd like an answer, AND, I'd like my content removed from your blog!


Mid-Life Stroke More Common in Women than Men

Pet_strokeMany Migraineurs have become aware that having Migraine disease increases our risk of stroke. In women with Migraine, there is an average of 2.16 times greater risk of stroke. An increase in cardiovascular events, including stroke, in men with Migraine has also been established. A new study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, provides more incentive for female Migraineurs to manage their Migraine disease and stoke risk factors.

According to a study published June 20, 2007, in the online edition of Neurology®, more women than men appear to be having a stroke in middle age. Researchers say heart disease and increased waist size may be contributing to this apparent mid-life stroke surge among women.

Read Mid-Life Stroke More Common in Women than Men


National Awareness Week - Seven Healthy Habits of Headache and Migraine Sufferers

Nhf7hhsponsor_1smlIn observance of the 14th annual National Headache Awareness Week (NHAW), June 3 -9, the National Headache Foundation (NHF) is focusing attention on Seven Healthy Habits of Headache Sufferers. National Headache Awareness Week is an effort to provide practical advice to headache and Migraine sufferers to help reduce headache and Migraine risk and live life more fully when affected by headaches and Migraine disease.

The Seven Healthy Habits of Headache Sufferers include the following tips that can be easily incorporated in sufferers’ lives...

Read Seven Healthy Habits of Headache and Migraine Sufferers


Returning Iraq War Veterans, Migraine, and Depression

Soldier_iraq_sunIn 2000, results of studies in the United States, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands showed that 47% of Migraineurs are affected by depression as compared to 17% of the general population.

Now, research presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 59th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 28 – May 5, 2007, demonstrated that soldiers returning from combat in Iraq who have Migraine disease are more than twice as likely to also have symptoms of post-traumatic stress, depression or anxiety than soldiers who do not have Migraines...

Read Half of Iraq Veterans with Migraines Also Have Depression


Can Migraine Protect Memory?

Many of us with Migraine disease have questioned whether Migraine is affecting our memory and cognitive function. Certainly, many of us have experienced remembering very little during a Migraine attack.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore have released surprising study results. Women with a lifetime history of Migraine showed less of a performance decline over time on cognitive tests than women who didn’t have Migraines...

Read more about this study in Can Migraine Protect Memory.


Migraine Disease Linked to Cardiovascular Disease in Men

Earlier this year, we learned that there's a connection between Migraine with aura in women and cardiovascular disease. Now a study has shown that men with mingraine have an increased risk of cardiovascular events, mostly myocardial infarction (heart attack).

This information highlights the need to recognize and control lifestyle issues that increas the risk of cardiovascular disease. Feature article.


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?


Soldiers in Iraq: Migraines Up, Management Down. What's the problem?

Migraine disease affects 6-8% of men and 18% of women or 12% of the U.S. population. For the first time, a study has been conducted to assess the prevalence, impact, and management of Migraine among U.S. soldiers in combat.

This retrospective study was conducted on a brigade of soldiers returning from a tour of combat duty in Iraq. The results of the study were surprising, both in the prevalence of Migraine disease among the soldiers and in the sub-optimal medical care they received. Feature article.