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3P Episode 8: Managing Migraines–Part 2

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Hello and welcome to the next episode of the 3P podcast Pills, Pearls and Patients. I'm your host, Dr. Marina Malak.

So if you remember last time in our episode, Headache Hassles, I talked a little bit about the diagnosis of headaches as well as the differential diagnosis of headaches. Headaches are a headache to manage and diagnose. But I hope that Episode 1 provided some clarity, or at least some guidance about how to take an approach towards headaches. The difference between primary and secondary headaches, as well as just some general examination tips and history taking skills that you can implement in your practice.

Today we're going to do Part 2 of the episode, which is entitled Managing Migraines. Now I know that we talked about the different types of primary headaches in Part 1, which was, as a reminder, migraines, tension headaches and cluster headaches. And I'm not really sure which headache type I mostly see in practice. I want to say that migraine headaches and tension headaches are probably the most common ones. Although if you remember my story in Part 1, there was an episode of Cluster Headache that I did come across.

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Dr. Marina Malak is a family physician in Mississauga, Ontario and a lecturer and faculty member at the University of Toronto. She is actively involved in medical advocacy, and is a board member of the Mississauga Primary Care Network. She is also a member of the National Committee of Continuing Professional Development at the College of Family Physicians of Ontario, and a member of the Research Ethics Board at Trillium Health Partners.

She is passionate about patient care; medical education; and promoting mental, physical, and emotional wellness. She enjoys reading, writing, public speaking, puzzles, doodling in her bullet journal, and creating drawings on Procreate.

 

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