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In this section of the bookstore you will find books on, or related to, Migraine Disease and head-pain issues as well as books on other conditions that tend to affect Migraineurs.

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Advanced Therapy of Headache (Second Edition)
by R. Allan Purdy, Alan M. Rapoport, Fred D. Sheftell, Stewart J. Tepper

Case-based compendium of advice for physicians with some background of headache. Headaches are addressed as case studies, with each chapter written by different authors. Halftone illustrations. Includes selected readings and editorial comments. CD-ROM includes the Seminars in Headache Management and Conquering Headache.

An Atlas of Headache
by Stephen D. Silberstein (Editor), T.D. Rozen (Editor), T. D. Rozen, Alan Stiles, S.D. Silberstein
This atlas approaches the problem of headache from a visual perspective that makes the complaint easier to understand and treat. It covers primary headaches such as migraine, tension-type, and cluster headaches and secondary headaches such as those associated with brain tumors, aneurysms, CNS infections, and HIV. With its clear coverage, easy-to-use organization, and extensive illustrations, An Atlas of Headache gives you the information you need to diagnose and treat headaches quickly and easily.
Breaking the Headache Cycle: A Proven Program for Treating and Preventing Recurring Headaches
by Ian Livingstone, Donna Novak
Two headache specialists offer their Headache Reduction Program, for treating and preventing recurring headaches. Twenty-eight million people in the United States suffer from chronic, recurrent, often disabling headaches-half of them forgoing medical attention in favor of analgesics that do nothing to prevent the next one. In Breaking the Headache Cycle, the authors-migraine sufferers themselves-present the integrated Headache Reduction Program (HARP) that they developed at the Princeton Headache Clinic.
Clinical Pharmacology made Incredibly Easy!
Want to know what receptors, neurons, neurotransmitters, and the like are, how and why they work, and what all of it means in relation to our meds? Better yet, want to be able to understand it? Then this book is for you. Filled with all kinds of wonderful diagrams and margin notes, this book really does make it "Incredibly easy!"
Conquering Headache: An Illustrated Guide to Understanding the Treatment and Control of Headache (Fourth Edition)
by Alan M. Rapoport, Stewart J. Tepper, Fred D. Sheftell

Provides the truth about headaches and dispels many of the common myths. Provides current information and guidelines to control headaches and improve quality of life. Also covers medication use, including dosages, side effects, and limitations. Conquering Headache is richly illustrated and coauthored by top academic and clinical physicians in the field of Neurology and Headache management. Conquering Headache represents the best in patient information on the subject of headache management. The book relates to the patient, but does not "Talk down" to the reader.

Conquering Your Migraine: The Essential Guide to Understanding and Treating Migraines for all Sufferers and Their Families
by Seymour Diamond, Mary Franklin
Across America, thirty-three million people suffer from Migraines, costing the nation millions of dollars in lost work and school days, medication, and countless visits to doctors and hospitals. At the world-renowned Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago, Dr. Seymour Diamond has spent more than thirty years helping thousands of sufferers conquer their debilitating pain. At last, the resources of that institution are available in a book.
A Guided Tour of Hell: Migraine, in the Words of Its Sufferers
by Kristine Hatak
Do you have people in your life who haven't a clue what you go through with migraine? If so, this is the book for you! Here is a compilation of Migraineurs' descriptions of migraine attacks and the effects on their lives. You'll read it and think, "That's me!" Even reading a few pages will have great impact on any reader.
Handbook of Headache, 2nd Edition
by Randolph W. Evans, Ninan T. Mathew
This handbook is a practical and easily accessible guide to the diagnosis and management of headache patients. Geared to both primary care physicians and neurologists, the book presents a systematic approach to diagnosis and offers expert recommendations for treating all types of headaches, including migraine, tension and cluster headaches, headache during pregnancy, headache in children, headaches with onset after age 50, and head and neck trauma. Coverage includes detailed guidelines on the use of new antimigraine drugs that have recently been introduced. The book also includes patient education materials and alternative treatments. Written for physicians, but excellent for the educated patient.
A Handbook of Headache Management: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis & Treatment of Head, Neck & Facial Pain
by Stephen D. Silberstein, C. David Gordon, Robert L. Hamel, Sahar Swidan, Joel R. Saper
Whether you need info on migraine, cluster headaches, tension-type headaches, or any other headache problem, this book will have it. The outline format, tables, and illustrations make the content easy to access and understand. Includes an outstanding section on medications. Written for physicians, but excellent for the educated patient.

Headache (ACP Key Diseases)
by Elizabeth W., M.D. Loder (Editor), Vincent T., M.D. Martin (Editor)

Headache is among the most common complaints encountered in primary care practice. A lengthy list of disorders, many of them serious, can be associated with headache. Consequently, the first concern of most physicians and patients is to assess the likelihood of a dangerous underlying condition. Upon evaluation, however, most patients are diagnosed with one of the commonly encountered primary headaches. These are conditions of long duration and require ongoing management and treatment reassessment, most often by a primary care provider.

Headache's major emphasis falls naturally on the "Big Three" headache disorders: migraine, tension-type, and cluster headaches. Each disorder is defined and distinguished, and recommended treatment strategies are summarized with concise, evidence-based algorithms.

Although written for physician's, "Headache" is also a great book for the educated patient.


Headache Free: A Personalized Program to Stop Migraine, Cluster, Sinus, Tension, Menstrual, and Rebound Headaches
by Roger K. Cady, Kathleen Farmer

Headache is one of the most painful and disabling of common medical disorders. It is also one of the most treatable. Major advances in headache management offer new hope and help for chronic headache sufferers. Written by a leading headache specialist and a psychologist specializing in pain management, this comprehensive guide provides you with the latest, most up-to-date information on living headache free.

Headache in Primary Care
by Stephen D. Silberstein, Richard B. Lipton, Peter J. Goadsby, Robert T. Smith
Written from the viewpoint of the family doctor, this book is fairly technical, but I found it not to be too technical to understand. Very well organized with excellent charts and illustrations. Deals with all kinds of headache disorders, their diagnosis, the appropriate medications, etc., with great explanations of the physiology of the headache or attack, how the drugs work, and more. Written by top experts in the field.
Headache Help  2nd Ed.
Lawrence Robbins,
Susan S. Lang
Describes the wide range of treatments available for migraine, cluster headaches, and tension-type headaches. Excellent, clear information on the actions and side effects of the drugs used to prevent and abort episodes, or treat the pain. Includes info on alternative therapies and self-help strategies. Dr. Robbins is an acknowledged expert in the field and a headache/migraine sufferer himself.
Headache In Clinical Practice  2nd Edition
Stephen D. Silberstein, Richard B. Lipton, Peter J. Goadsby
Based at three of the world's leading centers for the study and treatment of headache, these experts share their insights on every aspect of this common and irritating condition. In particular, the sections on migraine, cluster headache and vascular disease have been updated. Based on the classification system developed by the International Headache Society, Headache in Clinical Practice provides those interested in headache with an up-to-date compendium of current opinion, from epidemiology, pathophysiology and investigation, through options for intervention and management. Written for physicians, but excellent for the educated patient.
The Headache Prevention Cookbook
by David Marks, M.D.
recipes by
Laura Marks, M.D.
Using anecdotes from his own practice, Marks explains which ingredients can cause headaches. He also outlines a way to identify our own triggers. The potential triggers include a wide list of ordinary foods, such as beans, chili peppers, dried fruits, canned soup, certain cheeses, certain vinegars, nuts, chocolate, and ice cream. To help people with undiagnosed food sensitivities steer clear of the headache-causing culprits, Laura Marks, a doctor and an accomplished cook, has created more than one hundred easy-to-prepare recipes including Roast Garlic Linguine, Lemon-Glazed Chicken, Jewish-Style Baby Artichokes, and Moist Orange Pound Cake. We've tried some of these recipes. They're wonderful and easy.
The Hormonally Vulnerable Woman: Relief at last for PMS, mood swings, fatigue, hair loss, adult acne, unwanted hair, female pain, migraine, weight gain, ... all the problems of perimenopause
by Geoffrey Redmond, M.D.
According to Geoffrey Redmond, M.D., a majority of the 42 million American women between the ages of thirty-five and fifty-five suffer from vulnerability to their own hormones. Appearance, emotions -- and even sex drive -- may be affected. Symptoms include thinning hair, persistent acne, mood swings, low energy, loss of pleasure in sex, weight gain, irregular periods, and pain. While the media has emphasized the problems of menopause, Dr. Redmond explains that all too many women experience hormonal miseries even in their thirties. Lab tests are often normal because the problem is not the hormones themselves but how a woman's body reacts to them. Healthy, active women suddenly find that once quiescent hormones have taken over control of their lives. Because their problems are often dismissed as trivial, women who are hormonally vulnerable are frequently thwarted in their quest for help. Too often they are brushed off with remarks such as, "Your tests are normal; there's nothing wrong with you." This is tragic because, as Dr. Redmond demonstrates, hormonal balance can nearly always be restored with the treatments he details, which include individualized use of prescription medications, herbal supplements, lifestyle changes, and even spiritual practices.
Living Well with Autoimmune Disease: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You That You Need To Know
by Mary Shomon
Autoimmune diseases affect 50 million Americans, mostly women, who frequently remain undiagnosed and untreated, or are treated ineffectively. Living Well with Autoimmune Disease helps readers pinpoint symptoms, find the right practitioner, and learn cutting-edge approaches to reduce symptoms and reverse their disease. Author Mary Shomon, who has the immune disease Hashimoto's thyroiditis, explains how the immune system is supposed to work, and what can go wrong. Then she discusses more than 20 specific autoimmune diseases--such as chronic fatigue syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, lupus, thyroid disease, Graves' disease, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, fibromyalgia, scleroderma, and multiple sclerosis.
Living Well with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You That You Need To Know
by Mary Shomon
A comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia -- vital help for the millions of people suffering from pain, fatigue, and sleep problems. An estimated 6 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia and 800,000 have chronic fatigue syndrome. Both conditions are characterized by severe and widespread pain, debilitating fatigue, and difficulty with concentration and memory. Getting diagnosed can be particularly difficult, and patients must then navigate conflicting information and the latest fads in order to choose from among dozens of treatment options. In her trademark accessible, easy-to-follow style, patient advocate Mary J. Shomon explores these often confusing conditions, highlighting the pros and cons of conventional and alternative approaches, giving you tips for developing a recovery plan, and providing clear direction and solutions for sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
Living Well with Hypothyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You That You Need To Know
by Mary Shomon
As many as one in eight women have a thyroid condition. In Living Well with Hypothyroidism, Mary Shomon outlines the most common of these--too little thyroid hormones in the body. Weight gain, depression, fatigue, and what patients call "brain fog, Brillo hair, and prune skin" result. Because the symptoms of hypothyroidism mimic so many other conditions--chronic fatigue, PMS, clinical depression--it can be very tricky to diagnose, especially since patients with HMOs may not get the thorough testing they need. Shomon knows of what she speaks: she's a health writer and thyroid patient herself. She also manages a thyroid Web site and writes a newsletter on hypothyroidism. In Living Well, she offers an extensively researched guide to this complex condition. She covers conventional, alternative, and late-breaking approaches to treatment--such as challenging the gold standard of Synthroid as the thyroid replacement therapy of choice. (Synthroid replaces T4, the less active of the two thyroid hormones, and Shomon features new research on adding T3--the more potent thyroid hormone--to treatment.)
Living Well with Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You That You Need To Know
by Mary Shomon
If you're one of the millions of Americans suffering from Graves' disease and other forms of hyperthyroidism, Mary j. Shomon has the answers and knowledge you need to effectively manage your condition. Shomon, herself a thyroid patient, draws on an extensive network of experts and personal experience to provide the most comprehensive and empowering book available on the subject.

Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You... That You Need to Know
by Teri Robert

For millions of Americans, Migraine disease, tension headaches, and other headaches are a debilitating part of every day. Teri Robert has been there -- in fact, she experienced her first Migraine at age six. Now, in this groundbreaking holistic guide to the diagnosis and treatment of headaches and Migraine disease, she brings a patient-empowering message to all headache sufferers: you don't have to live with daily pain. She provides you with all the information you need to know about getting the help you need.
     Teri Robert is an award-winning patent advocate who received the National Headache Foundation's "Patient Partners Award" in 2004 for her "efforts in patient education, support, and advocacy." She is the guide for Headaches and Migraine Disease, and serves as the Support Advisor for MAGNUM.

by MedicAlert

This isn't a book, but it's a product that we find helpful and would recommend to anyone with medical conditions. With the E-HealthKEY, we no longer have to take a list of my medications and other information with us if we see a new doctor or when updating specialists. We just take our E-HealthKEY, and they get the information from it. One doctor no longer has paper records at all especially likes doing things this way. If you'd like to read a review of the E-HealthKEY, click here. Until now, MedicAlert products have been available only directly from MedicAlert. Now, the E-HealthKEY is available through
The MemoryMinder Personal Health Journal
We emphasize the importance of maintaining a headache and Migraine diary. However, there are times when we'd like to keep more information than can be conveniently recorded on the type of diary page that is simple for our doctors to review and analyze. Some of us were using a blank journal for that purpose until we came across the "MemoryMinder Personal Health Journal" by MemoryMinder Journals, Inc.
Mechanism and Management of Headache
by James Lance, Peter J. Goadsby
Based on the current classification of the International Headache Society, this revised and updated 7th Edition provides up-to-date, practical guidance on the very latest advances in research into the pathophysiology, clinical aspects, and treatment of all types of headache-including migraine, tension-type headache, cluster headache, and chronic daily headache. It provides an optimal blend of clinical know-how and relevant basic science, written in an easy-to-read, engaging style. * Features a chapter organization based on the HIS classification of headache, making information easy to find. * Delivers balanced coverage of the most recent scientific discoveries as well as tried and true.
Migraine and Other Headaches
by William B. Young & Stephen D. Silberstein
Migraine and Other Headaches is the essential guide for everyone who suffers from headaches, and will provide the information needed to obtain effective medical care and long-term relief. Different types of headache are thoroughly explained in easy to understand language, beginning with migraine, the most common severe headache, which occurs in approximately 12 percent of the U.S. population. Also discussed are rebound headache, tension-type headache--the most common primary headache disorder, cluster headache, unusual headaches, non-headache illnesses that frequently accompany headache, sinus headache, disorders of the neck, post-traumatic headache, and atypical facial pain and trigeminal neuralgia.
The Migraine Cookbook: More Than 100 Healthy and Delicious Recipies for Migraine Sufferers
by Michele Sharp
If youre one of the millions who suffer from migraine, you probably know that avoiding your trigger foods can help ward off migraine pain. In The Migraine Cookbook, Michele Sharp brings together a over 100 carefully selected recipesfrom appetizers and main dishes to comfort food favoritesthat make eliminating migraine pain easier than ever before, without sacrificing any of the delicious taste or appeal. Each mouth-watering dish comes complete with information about the trigger-free quality of the recipe, kitchen pointers for preparation, and cooking and serving tips. With special sections that address the specifics of this disorder and provide key medical information and resource materials, The Migraine Cookbook offers education, empowerment, and relief to everyone living with migraine pain. Each recipe indicates whether its free of these triggers: Caffeine, Chocolate, Citrus fruits, Red wine, Aged Cheeses, MSG, Nitrates, Aspartame, Nuts, Onions, Garlic, Yeast.
Migraine: Everything You Need to Know
by Valerie South
Millions of North Americans suffer from Migraine -- it affects people of all ages, races, cultures, personality types, occupations, and income levels. Yet almost half of these people never seek treatment, often believing there is no one who can help them. In this book, Valerie South shows that there is help for Migraine -- various treatments are available, both with and about medication...
The Migraine Gourmet: A Guide to Migraine-Free Cooking
by Jerry Rainville
More than just a cookbook for Migraine avoidance, "The Migraine Gourmet" is a comprehensive guide to Migraine-free eating. Emphasizing the use of fresh ingredients with less salt and fat, it includes food strategies for Migraine avoidance at the grocery store, in the kitchen, when eating out and during the cocktail hour. Ranging from the everyday to the gourmet, The Migraine Gourmet reflects an up-to-date approach to healthful cooking without compromising flavor.
Migraine in Women
by Elizabeth Loder, Dawn A. Marcus
Discusses migraine management specifically for women. Addresses primary and secondary causes of migraines. Features an evidence-based approach and covers epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, preventative therapy, migraines in children and adolescents, menopause, oral contraception, and more. Written for physicians, but a good book for the educated Migraineur.

Migraine Questions and Answers
by Egilius Spierings, M.D.
Primer in question-and-answer format on the causes, types, and treatment of migraine headaches, for general practitioners. Uses case studies. Illustrated.


The PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs, 7th Edition
Based on the FDA-approved information published in the Physicians' Desk Reference.



Pain: the Fifth Vital Sign
by Marni Jackson
Pain: The Fifth Vital Sign is a ground-breaking inquiry into the nature, treatment, and definition of modern pain. In the United States, there has been a recent campaign to treat pain as the fifth vital sign. Just as temperature, respiration, pulse, and blood pressure, the four traditional vital signs, must be charted, hospitals are now obliged to assess pain in their patients, too. If this indeed happens, it will be nothing less than groundbreakingmaking pain far more visible. For too, pain has been a dark continent, both in the body and in our culture. However, medicine is finally learning to evaluate pain as something more than a symptoma main focus rather than a frustrating side issue for doctors. Above all, Pain: The Fifth Vital Sign makes an elusive subject vivid and readable. We all know what pain is. Now it has a voice.
The Spectrum of Migraine
by Alan M. Rapoport, Fred D. Sheftell, Stewart J. Tepper (Editor)
This book consists of case descriptions of headache, prepared by headache specialists who range in their training specialty: family practice, internal medicine, dentistry, emergency medicine, and neurology. All of the cases are presented initially without a diagnosis; the diagnosis is then provided during the discussion. Recommended reading selections complete each chapter.
The hope is that physicians will read the case presentations and try to come up with a diagnosis and approach to treatment before reading the discussion.
     The goal is to help physicians identify migraine in its many forms, as well as some common headache disorders sharing features with migraine, and to discuss up-to-date management of these headaches. Written for physicians, but excellent for the educate Migraineur.
Tabers Electronic Medical Dictionary: Cd-Rom V. 2.0
Donald Venes (Editor), Clayton L. Thomas (Editor)
Everyone can use a good medical dictionary, and Taber's is among the best. The Taber's Medical Dictionary has been a gold-standard publication for many years. It is very inclusive and contains helpful illustrations.

The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss
by Mary J. Shomon

From patient advocate Mary Shomon, author of the best-selling Living Well With Hypothyroidism comes The Thyroid Diet -- the first book to tackle the critical connection between weight gain and thyroid disease, offering a conventional and alternative plan for lasting weight loss. More than 25 million Americans have diagnosed and undiagnosed thyroid conditions, which almost always result in a metabolic slowdown. The Thyroid Diet helps many previously unsuccessful dieters get diagnosed and treated and proper thyroid treatment may be all that's needed to successfully lose weight. Even after optimal treatment, however, weight problems plague many thyroid patients. For those patients, The Thyroid Diet identifies the many frustrating impediments to weight loss, and offers solutions--both conventional and alternative--to help.

Understanding Migraine and Other Headaches
by Stewart J. Tepper
Understanding Migraine and Other Headaches provides up-to-date information on the causes and diagnoses, as well as current preventive measures, effective treatments, and surgical procedures. This overview includes discussion of every major type of headache, including the debilitating, nausea-inducing forms of migraine, episodic tension-type headaches (the most common form), chronic daily headaches, and more obscure headaches such as trigeminal neuralgia and cluster headaches. This book undertakes a comprehensive look at medications for acute "as needed" treatment of headaches and for preventing the onset of an attack. It offers guidelines for assessing headache pain, the level and type of medication needed, possible side effects, and drug effectiveness.
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Migraines: The Breakthrough Program That Can Help End Your Pain (What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About...
by Alexander Mauskop, Barry Fox
Some thirty-three million Americans suffer from Migraines, those excruciating headaches that can last for hours or even days. The symptoms can include debilitating pain, extreme sensitivity to sound and light, sweats, double vision, nausea and vomiting, slurred speech, and more. Current treatments and prescription drugs fail to help millions of these patients. Mauskop and Fox introduce a safe, all-natural "triple therapy" program that can relieve the pain-and often even prevent recurrences-of Migraines. A combination of three easy-to-find, over-the-counter supplements (magnesium, vitamin B2, and the herb feverfew), this scientifically proven remedy was developed by Dr. Alexander Mauskop, one of the nation's leading migraine experts.
The Women's Migraine Survival Guide: The most complete, up-to-date resource on the causes of your migraine pain--and treatments for real relief
by Christina Peterson
Of the 23 million Americans who suffer from migraines, nearly 18 mil-lion are women. Factors such as hormones, lifestyle, and diet--which vary vastly in women and men--are now being shown to affect what is still considered an unpredictable and hard-to-treat ailment.
     The Women's Migraine Survival Guide offers pragmatic, practical advice specifically for women to help them understand their migraines and find treatments for real relief. It reveals the latest in breakthrough medications like Imitrex, Amerge, Zomig, and Maxalt and the new forms they are taking( nasal sprays and rapidly dissolving tablets). It also offers sound advice on alternative holistic remedies such as supplements, acupuncture, and herbs.
The Magnesium Solution For Migraine Headaches: The Complete Guide To Using Magnesium To Prevent And Treat Migraines And Cluster Headaches Naturally
by Jay S. Cohen

Across America, twenty-eight million people suffer from migraines, costing the nation millions of dollars in lost work and school days, medication, and countless visits to doctors and hospitals. At the world-renowned Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago, Dr. Seymour Diamond has spent more than thirty years helping thousands of headache sufferers conquer their debilitating pain. At last, the resources of that institution are available in a book. Dr. Diamond's Conquering Your Migraine is a comprehensive guide to the identification and treatment of all types of migraine, including pediatric headache, hormonal migraine, and coexisting migraine and tension-type headache.






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