CHICAGO, June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The theme for June, 2015, reflects the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the National Headache Foundation, "Inspiring Hope through Advocacy, Awareness, Education, and Research."
The global burden of headache is extremely large, putting headache among the top 10 causes of disability worldwide. It is estimated that 1,000,000,000 people in the world suffer from migraines. Over 36 million Americans experience migraine headaches – that is 12 percent of the population. And headaches cause an estimated 88.4 hours of missed school and work. The annual cost of migraine – including hospital admissions, visits to the physician and emergency room, and prescription medications – totals $7,089 per patient.
As in previous years, the National Headache Foundation is standing up to "show purple, show support" during awareness month. We challenge everyone else to stand with us and let others know they are not alone. Together, we can raise awareness of this disease and work through advocacy, education, and research. We want to fulfill our mission of "To cure headache, and end its pain and suffering."
The National Headache Foundation (NHF) is the premier educational and informational resource for individuals with headache, their families, physicians, allied health care professionals, and health policy decision makers. For information on headache causes and treatments, or for a list of physicians in your area who treat headache, please visit www.headaches.org or call 1-888-NHF-5552.