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Soldiers in Iraq: Migraines Up, Management Down. What's the problem?

Posted Sep 13 2008 3:05pm

Migraine disease affects 6-8% of men and 18% of women or 12% of the U.S. population. For the first time, a study has been conducted to assess the prevalence, impact, and management of Migraine among U.S. soldiers in combat.

This retrospective study was conducted on a brigade of soldiers returning from a tour of combat duty in Iraq. The results of the study were surprising, both in the prevalence of Migraine disease among the soldiers and in the sub-optimal medical care they received. Feature article.

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