Understanding Migraines and Tension Headaches

Posted by Brigham and Women's Hospital June 11, 2014

The World Health Organization estimates that one half to three quarters of adults aged 18–65 years worldwide have suffered a headache in the last year. For Migraine & Headache Awareness Month, we’ve gathered some informative posts on migraines and tension headaches, two common types of primary headache disorders.


That Headache May Be a Pain in the Neck

The suboccipital muscles, located at the base of the skull, can cause tension headache pain for many people. Some tension headaches can be relieved with exercise or improved posture. Before reaching for medication, read our tips for relieving tension headache pain.


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It’s a Wrap – Top Blog Posts in 2013

Posted by Brigham and Women's Hospital December 30, 2013

The blog team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is wrapping up 2013 with a selection of our most popular posts.  We’d also love to hear from you – what blog topics would you like to see in 2014?

We wish you a safe, happy New Year and thank you for your support.


Face Transplant Recipient Focuses on Her Gifts

Carmen Tarleton, got a new start on life when she became the fifth BWH patient to receive a face transplant. A team of more than 30 physicians, nurses, anesthesiologists and others worked for 15 hours to complete the surgery. Carmen’s story demonstrates how the generosity of neighbors, friends, and strangers can restore hope and healing.


Morning Heart Attacks: Blame It on Your Body Clock

Have you ever wondered why most heart attacks occur in the morning?  According to recent research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Oregon Health & Science University, you can probably place some of the blame on your body clock which drives day/night variations in a protein known to be a risk factor for heart attacks and ischemic strokes.

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