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NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - NINDS

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) was originally established in 1950. The NINDS conducts and supports research and research training on the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological disorders and stroke. The Institute awards grants for research projects, program projects, and center grants; provides training support to institutions and fellowships to individuals in the fields of neurological disorders and stroke; conducts intramural and collaborative research; and collects and disseminates research information. Requests for information should be directed to the Office of Communications and Public Liaison.

Review Date: July 26, 2011

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American Headache Society Committee for Headache Education

The American Headache Society Committee on Headache Education (ACHE) is a nonprofit patient-health professional partnership dedicated to advancing the treatment and management of patients with headache. ACHE serves as an educational resource for health care providers who seek patient information materials, tools, and resources to help educate and support their patients and their families who are affected by disabling headache. These educational materials also may be useful to health policy makers, employers, opinion leaders, schools, and families of headache sufferers.

Review Date: June 21, 2011

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American Medical Association

The American Medical Association (AMA), founded in 1847, is the professional organization for physicians in the United States. The AMA disseminates information on issues important to physicians, patients, and the nation's health. The AMA is active in legislative issues and in setting standards for medical practice and education. Other activities include counseling on practice management problems, policy studies in a variety of areas, a medical library for physicians, publications, and meetings and conferences. The AMA library has a collection of over 60,000 volumes and 2,500 journals, and has direct computer access to the National Library of Medicine's database.

Review Date: February 18, 2009

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Migraine Awareness Group: A National Understanding for Migraineurs

M.A.G.N.U.M. (Migraine Awareness Group: A National Understanding for Migraineurs) was created to bring public awareness to the fact that Migraine is a true organic neurological disease; to assist Migraine sufferers, their families, and co-workers; and to help improve the quality of life of migraine sufferers worldwide. The organization's services includes patient and general consumer education; patient advocacy at the federal level; and patient support and referral.

Review Date: May 17, 2011

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Migraine Research Foundation

The Migraine Research Foundation is the only nonprofit organization dedicated solely to funding migraine research in the United States. By helping research scientists discover the root causes of migraine and determine how to treat them, the Migraine Research Foundation hopes that everyone who suffers from migraine will eventually have an effective treatment that they can count on to allow them to live a healthy, happy and productive life. Assisting MRF is a distinguished Medical Advisory Board that includes leading neurologists and scientists from across the country. All of the operating costs for MRFare underwritten, so donations go directly to fund migraine research. MRF is a 501(c)(3) charity.

Review Date: September 03, 2010

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National Headache Foundation

The National Headache Foundation exists to enhance the healthcare of headache sufferers. It is a source of help to sufferers' families, physicians who treat headache sufferers, allied healthcare professionals and to the public. The NHF accomplishes its mission by providing educational and informational resources, supporting headache research and advocating for the understanding of headache as a legitimate neurobiological disease.

Review Date: January 19, 2011

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