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What Nurses Know...Headaches

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What Nurses Know...Headaches

SKU# 9781936303298

Author: Wendy Cohan


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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

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 18, 2012
  • Page Count 352
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303298
  • EISBN 9781935281320

Table of Contents 

1 Headache Basics-Living With Problem Headaches
2 Understanding Risk Factors and Headache Triggers
3 A Headache Prevention Diet
4 Finding Help for Your Headaches
5 A Review of Alternative and Complementary Therapies
6 Tension-Type Headache
7 Migraine Headache Disorders
8 Primary Headaches in Children
9 Headaches in Women Through the Lifespan
10 Chronic Daily Headaches
11 Primary Stabbing Headache (Idiopathic Stabbing Headache, Ice-Pick Headache)
12 Cluster and Related Headaches
13 Dangerous and Life-Threatening Headaches
14 Headaches Related to Head Injury
15 Inflammatory and Noninfectious Diseases and Headaches
16 Headaches and Infectious Diseases
17 The Future of Headache Care
18 Coping Measures and Support Strategies