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Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) Announces Migraines Awareness Project

Online Chat provides forum for migraine sufferers. WIPP’s chat will focus on raising awareness about the seriousness and impact of migraines, and providing help resources for those who suffer.

PRLog - Jun. 6, 2012 - In conjunction with National Migraine Awareness Month, WIPP is pleased to provide a forum for a national audience to participate in an online chat to discuss treatment options for migraines, and the impact of migraines in the workplace.

Migraines are not simply “bad headaches.”  They are a debilitating neurological disease.

According to recent data, 36 million Americans suffer from migraines.  Three quarters of those are women.  One in every 4 U.S. households is affected by migraines.

In the workforce, migraines account for billions of dollars in lost productivity.  On any given day nearly half a million people can’t work because of migraines.

Despite the prevalence there are still millions of sufferers who do not seek treatment due to misdiagnosis or lack of awareness about prevention and control of migraines.

“We encourage everyone to participate in this online chat.  Migraines are a chronic health condition, which dramatically impact our family lives and our work lives,” said Barbara Kasoff, President and CEO of WIPP.  “But migraines are very treatable provided one gets the correct diagnosis. We’re pleased to have Dr. Andrew Charles with us for this national chat.  Dr. Charles is Director of the Headache Research and Treatment Program at UCLA.”

When: Thursday, June 7th, 1:30pm EST (10:30am PST).  
Where: to participate, go to blog.wipp.org

Throughout the month of June, WIPP’s campaign will focus on raising awareness about the seriousness and impact of migraines, and providing help resources for those who suffer from the disease.

To find out more about WIPP, and to find out more about migraines, visit www.wipp.org

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