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Tips to keep chronic migraines from slowing you down

Posted: 2:09 PM, Jun 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-04 21:09:35Z

June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. And we all know how the seasonal triggers of Chronic Migraine can hold you back from summer travel plans. We’ve got the must-have information to keep Chronic Migraine from slowing you and your family down this summer

About Jennifer Williams McVige, MD, MA:
Dr. McVige is a Neurologist who specializes in adult headache/concussion, pediatric neurology, and neuroimaging. She is currently an attending physician with Dent Neurologic Institute in Buffalo, NY. She attended the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo for both medical school and residencies in pediatrics and neurology. She then went on for fellowship training in headache and neuroimaging at Dent Neurologic Institute. She has a Masters degree in Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychology from SUNY at Buffalo. She has worked as a neuropsychology and EEG technician. She was also a counselor for children with pervasive developmental disorders and for those who were maltreated. She has studied in Kenya, Africa and researched issues involving emotional expression and communication. Dr. McVige is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, Pediatric Neurology, Adult and Pediatric Headache Medicine, and Neuroimaging.

Dr. McVige is currently working with retired NFL players, the Buffalo Sabres, local professional sports teams and the junior Buffalo Sabres. She is a lead researcher for many past and ongoing studies. She is the Director of the Concussion Clinic at Dent Neurologic Institute, the Concussion Connection Support Group, and is currently on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Neuroimaging. She is a volunteer on the board for Summit (Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder) and the Miracle League (a modified baseball association for blind and disabled children).

About Laurie Jennings
Laurie Jennings is deputy editor at Good Housekeeping and director of the Good Housekeeping Institute. She heads up a variety of content initiatives, from lifestyle packages to product testing. Laurie also leads special projects and editorial innovations for the brand, including GH’s entry into voice-enabled content for Amazon Alexa and Google Home and the monetization of editorial through e-commerce. Her first victory at GH was relaunching the magazine’s health section. More recently she has conceptualized and directed editorially driven business opportunities, marketing initiatives and strategic content partnerships, including a new concept space, the Kitchen of the Future Powered by Miele; print and digital programs with Walmart, Microsoft and The Honest Company; as well as special events like Good Housekeeping’s upcoming Green Summit and Innovation Day, Raising the Green Bar.

Prior to working at GH, Laurie was the executive editor and health director atChatelaine, Canada’s largest women’s magazine. Under her leadership, its health section was nominated for several National Magazine Awards, winning two. She also led Chatelaine’s parent company, Rogers’ most successful stand-alone iPad app, Chatelaine 10-Minute Fitness, which hit #1 in 49 countries. She was also the editorial lead on many Chatelainespecials, including Whole Beauty: Guide to Looking & Feeling Your Best; The Savvy Woman’s Money Guide, the ebook How to Be Happy, the Do Diet franchise and ebook, Home Decor 101, Color 101 and Easy Home Makeover, and other high-value, revenue-generating editorial projects.

Today Laurie is one of Good Housekeeping’s primary public faces, appearing frequently on TV and radio, including national shows like Inside Edition. She speaks regularly at conferences and other special events. In 2018, she hosted panels at CES and SXSW. Laurie is known for her boundless positive energy, contagious laugh, sense of adventure and appreciation for red wine. She keeps active with yoga, spinning and running, having completed the New York City Marathon in 2013. Follow her on Twitter @lauriejennings, on Instagram @laurieajennings and on Pinterest @ladylauriej.