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.