The National Headache Foundation (NHF) is pleased to announce their participation in Veterans Views, a weekly radio program providing information on veteran and military issues that affect the nation’s 18 million veterans. Five nationally acclaimed headache doctors will be answering veterans’ questions live on the air, Friday, Feb. 26 from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Central Time.
Veterans Views is hosted by Patrick O’Donnell, U.S. Army, Vietnam Combat Veteran, and member of the 173rd Airborne. O’Donnell and four other veterans started the radio program in 2009. The host tackles issues from veterans’ health benefits to employment issues. The call-in program can be heard on WJOB.1230 AM/104.7 FM in Hammond, IN, or watched live on WJOB’s Facebook page, at www.wjob1230.com or www.jedtv.com. Veterans across the U.S. are encouraged to call-in to 219-845-1100.
Veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan have two to four times the incidence of migraine as compared to the general population, often along with post-traumatic stress disorder and other health problems. Many of these combat veterans have experienced some level of traumatic brain injury, including concussions, during their tours. The National Headache Foundation has been committed to providing valuable information and resources to the men and women who have served our country.
Leading headache experts participating in Veterans Views:
Dr. Vincent Martin is Director of the Headache and Facial Pain Center at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute and President of the National Headache Foundation Board of Directors.
Dr. Timothy R. Smith is President and CEO StudyMetrix Research in St. Louis, MO and Vice President of the National Headache Foundation Board of Directors.
Dr. Jan Brandes is Director and Founder of the Nashville Neuroscience Group and a member of the National Headache Foundation Board of Directors.
Dr. Roger K. Cady is Vice President of Neurology at Lundbeck Pharmaceutical and a member of the National Headache Foundation Board of Directors.
Dr. Merle Diamond is President and Managing Director of the Diamond Headache Clinic and a member of the National Headache Foundation Board of Directors.
Nearly 40 million people in the U.S. are living with migraine disease and headache disorders. The World Health Organization classifies migraine disease as one of the 10 most disabling medical illnesses. Migraine is a debilitating and recurrent disease characterized by attacks lasting four to 72 hours with multiple symptoms, including pulsating headaches of moderate to severe pain intensity that can be associated with nausea or vomiting, and/or sensitivity to sound (phonophobia) and sensitivity to light (photophobia).
About the National Headache Foundation
Founded in 1970, the National Headache Foundation (NHF) is the oldest and largest foundation for individuals living with migraine disease and headache disorders. The NHF is the premier educational and informational resource for those in the headache community, health care professionals, and the public. The four pillars of the NHF are education, awareness, advocacy, and research. The NHF is reaching out to employers throughout the US to provide education for their staff and support in their efforts to minimize the cost and impact of chronic headaches. The NHF also works to educate and encourage the 40 million Americans living with migraine disease and headache disorders to become self-advocates with their healthcare practitioners, insurers, employers, and families. For more information, visit www.headaches.org