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Let's Talk Health: Latest Research and Treatment of Migraines

Approximately 23 million Americans will experience a migraine at some point in their lives. These are chronic headaches that can cause significant pain for hours or even days, and can be severe and debilitating.

A type of migraine headache recently captured the nation’s attention during a live report following the Grammy Awards last month(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0nPCrm2KBE). Los Angeles TV reporter Serene Branson began speaking what appeared to be gibberish. It was initially thought to be a stroke, but later determined she had suffered a complex migraine, which typically includes three categories of symptoms: visual, language and sensory.

Headache specialist Catherine LaVigne, M.D. of Unity Hospital’s Department of Rehabilitation and Neurology, (http://www.unityhealth.org/newsroom/press_experts_lavigne.aspx)will talk about the latest trends and treatment options for severe or frequent migraines on Wednesday, March 9, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. The seminar, part of Unity’s Let’s Talk Health series, will be held at the Woodland Village Community Room, 1477 Long Pond Road, Rochester.

Let’s Talk Health is a seminar series sponsored by Unity Health System that is open to the public, and includes free general health information and screenings from 6 - 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. Due to limited seating, registration is encouraged. Visit www.unityhealth.org/letstalkhealth or call 585.368.3000 to register or for more information. 

About Unity Hospital:

Unity Hospital is an affiliate of Unity Health System, where you’ll find the friendliest and most compassionate people dedicated to providing the best possible health care experience. We have over 70 locations in Rochester and Monroe County, including Unity Hospital in the town of Greece and the Unity St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. Key programs include our Joint Replacement Center, Family Birth Place, Spine Center, Diabetes Center, Chemical Dependency, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, plus the area’s most comprehensive range of services for older adults. ACM Medical Laboratory is the world’s fifth largest provider of clinical trials testing, with locations in western New York, York, England, and lab partnerships across the globe. Our shared commitment to delivering health care the way it should be is reflected in our 98% overall patient satisfaction rating.

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