NHM Health Focus: Headaches
The goals of National Headache Awareness Week are to gain recognition of headache pain as a real and legitimate condition, to encourage sufferers to see a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment, and to let sufferers know that there are new treatments available.
Headaches come in differing intensities, degrees of severity, and causes for concern. They may occur on their own (primary) or they may occur as a result of some other condition (secondary). Most headaches, while uncomfortable, are not serious, however there are times it is very important to call your doctor. Headaches occur in people of all ages and can be debilitating and affect performance of sufferers of any age. The American Headache Society (AHS) provides guidelines for recognizing headaches in students. Kidshealth offers explanations and advice for both parents, and kids. "Adult Guide to Children's Headaches" by the National Headache Foundation (NHF) provides descriptions of different types of headache, and guidelines for when to call a physician.
Access Excellence @ the National Health Museum has these resources related to headaches: