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    Migraine and Headache Tracker

    Tracking your migraines and headaches can be a helpful tool in identifying triggers, patterns, and trends in your debilitating headaches. Use this tracker to document your symptoms and speak to your doctor about any patterns you notice.    Read More...

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    Lower Daily Stress to Reduce Migraine Frequency

    Consider these statistics:Migraine pain and symptoms affect 29.5 million Americans, and approximately 75% of these people are women. Women report more painful and longer-lasting headaches and more symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting.Migraines are most common in women between the ages of 20 and 45, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office on Women’s Health.Stress is a trigger for migraines in almost 70% of people, reports the American Migraine Foundation.   Read More...

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    Migraines and Mental Health

    Although researchers have not discovered a singular link that accounts for the close relationship between migraines, anxiety, and depression, there’s no denying that a connection exists between disabling headaches and mental health disorders.People who suffer from migraines are between two to five times more likely to have these mental health conditions than patients without migraines, regardless of age or gender. Consider the following:About 25% of people with migraines have depression.Ab...  Read More...

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    Helping a Loved One with Migraines

    Watching a loved one struggle with a migraine or debilitating headache can leave you feeling helpless. While you might not be able to wave a magic wand to take the pain away, you can comfort and support them in many important ways.Understanding What’s Happening to the Headache SuffererThe severe pain of a migraine differs from a tension or sinus headache in many ways. It’s typically incapacitating and distracting, causing a day-stopping interruption in all activities.Most people with migraines f...  Read More...

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    Eight Common Migraine Triggers

    For those with migraines, figuring out what causes the headache is an important part of prevention. While the exact causes of migraines are complicated and vary from person to person, there are some common factors that can bring about a headache. For some, headaches are not just caused by one factor but a combination of them.Here's a closer look at eight common migraine triggers.StressExtended, high levels of stress lead to migraines for up to 70 percent of people who experience them.   Read More...

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    When is it Time to See a Specialist About Your Headaches?

    Headaches. We’ve all had them. They can range from a dull, annoying ache to a truly day-stopping throb.   Read More...

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    Telling the Difference Between Headache Types: Migraines, Cluster, and Tension Headaches

    Learning more about the different types of headaches can help you take the right steps to resolve the pain you are feeling and to know when to seek out medical help. There are key differences between the different types of headaches, from the location of the pain to the duration and type of pain you are feeling. Some headaches resolve easily with ibuprofen or another NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) that is available over the counter, while others require medical intervention or a pre...  Read More...

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    The Will Erwin Headache Research Foundation Donates $500,000 to Memorial Hermann Benefitting The Will Erwin Headache Research Center

    The Will Erwin Headache Research Foundation was excited to present a check for $500,000 to benefit The Will Erwin Headache Research Center at the Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute in the Texas Medical Center. This gift is the fifth and largest check presented to Memorial Hermann in the quest to help find a cure for debilitating headaches.In memory of their son, Will, who took his own life at the age of 24 after a lengthy battle with debilitating headaches, Jimmy and Pam Erwin found...  Read More...

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    Mark J. Burish, MD, PhD, is Now Triple Board Certified

    Congratulations to Mark J. Burish, MD, PhD, on his most recent certification!We are proud to announce that Mark J. Burish, MD, PhD, Director of The Will Erwin Headache Research Center, has been certified in Headache Medicine by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. Board certification in Headache Medicine includes a rigorous exam that tests a physician’s ability to diagnose and treat patients with head and face pain.   Read More...

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    Neuromodulating Headaches: Interview with The PainExam and Dr. Mark Burish

    Director of The Will Erwin Headache Research Center, Dr. Mark Burish, was recently featured in an episode of The PainExam podcast. He discusses some non-invasive device options that can help manage headache pain.   Read More...

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    How Circadian Rhythm Affects Migraines and Cluster Headaches

    Circadian rhythm affects more than just how much sleep you get every night and how rested (or exhausted) you feel in the morning.In fact, your sleeping patterns may be affecting the number and intensity of headaches you experience. Research has shown that changes or disruption in circadian rhythm could be causing both migraines and cluster headaches.What Is Circadian Rhythm?Circadian rhythms are 24-hour (or roughly 24-hour) biological cycles. These cycles occur in all lifeforms — including...  Read More...

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    Heidi Bedell Interview with Doug Pike

    Click here to listen to one of our Board Members, Heidi Bedell, as she discusses her battle with cluster headaches and the progress happening at The Will Erwin Headache and Research Center. Heidi was featured on iHeart Radio's Fifty+ podcast hosted by Doug Pike.   Read More...

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    Is Your Headache Triggered By Caffeine?

    If you're used to drinking coffee to start your day, you might have experienced a "caffeine headache" when you don't get your morning cup of joe.You're not alone. In fact, caffeine withdrawal headaches are quite common among coffee drinkers if they don't get their "fix." There are many causes, affects, and tips to minimize your headache symptoms when it comes to caffeine.The Causes of "Caffeine Headaches"When we drink coffee, or any caffeinated beverages (e.g., tea, energy drinks) the caffeine c...  Read More...

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    Menstrual Migraine Headaches

    If you experience debilitating headaches around the time of your period, you're not alone. 18% of women in the US suffer from migraine headaches and 60% of these women are affected by menstrual migraines. This type of migraine headache occurs before, during, or immediately after a period, and sometimes during ovulation.Symptoms and Types of Menstrual Migraine HeadachesMenstrual migraine headaches are similar to migraines without aura.   Read More...

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    Charlie Epps Interview with Joe Pogge

    Click here to listen to The Golf Doctor's interview with Joe Pogge. Hear them discuss The Will Golf Tournament and the strides our foundation is making to cure debilitating headaches.   Read More...

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    Triggers of Migraines and Cluster Headaches in the Fall Season

    People who suffer from migraines or cluster headaches can often tell when the seasons are changing due to an increase in the number and severity of their symptoms. While doctors don’t know the exact cause of the seasonal spike of severe headaches, there are several theories. One theory is that there is an increase in certain headache triggers, like changing weather patterns and sleep schedules.   Read More...

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    Different Types of Migraine

    Migraines are more than just headaches. This head pain is the leading disability for all neurological disorders. A severe migraine attack is classified as a disabling condition by the World Health Organization.   Read More...

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    What are Clinical Trials and How Can You Participate?

    As a pain warrior, you are resilient and courageous. You are ready to face adversity in identifying pain management solutions and treatments for debilitating headaches. You are open to revolutionary and innovative ways to manage pain while protecting future generations from headache pain.   Read More...

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    Headache Research Faces Severe Underfunding Crisis in 2018

    Almost everyone knows someone who has experienced a migraine. However, there are many different types of headaches that are still misunderstood and often misdiagnosed. For example, millions of Americans suffer from debilitating cluster headaches, a condition often associated with seasonal changes and environmental stimuli.  Read More...

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    Memorial Hermann Presentation by Dr. Mark Burish, Director

    Memorial HermannFor more information on cluster headache pain, please watch this presentation by Dr. Mark Burish, Director of the Will Erwin Headache Research Center.   Read More...

  • Read our Latest Press Releases

    The Will to Cure Headaches Charity Golf Tournament Raised Over $275,000 for Headache Research

    Foundation Raises Awareness for Migraines by Showing that Debilitating Headaches Do Not Discriminate

    Evening of Art and Fashion Supporting Headache Research   

    Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute and UTHealth Open First-of-its-Kind Headache Research Center

    Second-Annual The Will to Cure Headaches Golf Tournament Raises $355,000 for Headache Research

    Art, Fashion, and Fun to Cur...  Read More...

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    Will Erwin Headache Research Foundation Feature in SAE - The Record

    SAE - The RecordTake a moment to read about the Will Erwin Headache Research Foundation which was recently featured in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) quarterly magazine, The Record. Read the story here.   Read More...

  • The Will Erwin Headache Research Foundation Featured in the Houston Chronicle

    Houston ChronicleThe Will Erwin Headache Research Foundation was recently featured in the Houston Chronicle. The article highlights the first-of-its-kind Will Erwin Headache Research Center, bringing much needed attention to debilitating headaches and those who suffer.Click here to read the full article.    Read More...

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    The Will Golf Tournament Featured in PGA Magazine

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    KHOU-TV Highlights the The Will Golf Tournament

    Watch this video as Jimmy Erwin joins KHOU's Sherry Williams to discuss The Will Erwin Headache Research Foundation and The Will to Cure Headaches Golf Tournament to fund research focused on finding a cure for debilitating headaches.   Read More...

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    Houston Business Journal Highlights our Mission

    Read this inspirational interview by the Houston Business Journal spreading our mission to millions of viewers.  Read More...

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    KHOU-TV Features The Will Erwin Headache Research Foundation

    Watch this inspirational video from KHOU-TV (CBS Affiliate) to learn more on the story behind The Foundation.  Read More...

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