Headache Center: News & Magazine Articles

HEADucation Inititative

The Headache Center's Allison Verhaak, PhD, Clinical Health Psychologist and Brian Grosberg, MD, FAHS,
Director, Hartford Healthcare Headache Center Director, talk about “HEADucation”, an online, case-based, live and interactive lecture series for primary care internal medicine residents and neurology residents, created by the Headache Center.

The Health Psychologist | Summer, 2021 Issue

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Can you get a headache from treating your headache? Medication overuse explained.

Dr. Brian Grosberg is interviewed regarding medication overuse and how your head pain can rebound when these medications wear off.

the CHECKUP by SingleCare | August 17, 2021

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Virtual Roller Coaster Ride Study Brings New Insights Into Migraine

Dr. Brian Grosberg is interviewed regarding a new study that shows people who get migraines will likely feel motion sickness and dizziness after a virtual roller coaster ride, compared with people who don't get migranes.

WedMD | July 22, 2021

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Migraine Highlights From 2021 AHS Virtual Scientific Meeting

Dr. Brian Grosberg reviews late-phase trial data demonstrating the efficacy of the oral CGRP antagonists atogepant and rimegepant for migraine prevention. He also reports on a summary of data from the CaMEO survey indicating that oral preventive therapies for migraine are greatly underutilized despite high interest among patients, and he shares results from a new patient satisfaction survey that reveals how patients viewed telehealth measures for migraine care accessed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Medscape.com | June 25, 2021

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7 At-Home Solutions For Migraine Relief

Dr, Grosberg explains that though a migraine can be debilitating, a few adjustments can help ease the pain.

Allure.com | May 3, 2021

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For Rising Number of People, Obesity Is a Literal Headache

Dr. Grosberg is quoted in this story about the growing numbers of people are developing a potentially blinding type of weight-linked headache that was once considered rare.

HealthDay | January 22
U.S. News & World Report | January 22


U.S. News & World Report

Headache Center Study: Women’s Health Providers Underdiagnosing Migraine in Women

HartfordHealthcare News | January 15, 2021

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Migraine: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know

Dr. Grosberg is quoted in this EverydayHealth story about new findings suggesting that doctors who treat women have significant knowledge gaps that could compromise the care of this debilitating condition.

EverydayHealth | January 7, 2021

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Everyday Health

Ask The Experts: Brian Grosberg & Kiran Rajneesh, MD

"During the COVID-19 pandemic, I've had an increase in migraine attacks. Is stress likely to blame?"

HealthCentral Chronic Migraine | October 2, 2020

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These New Medications Can Help With Disabling Migraines

HartfordHealthcare News | September 1, 2020

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Headache Doctor: Why Migraine Pain Is Not ‘Just in Your Head’

HartfordHealthcare News | August 18, 2020

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Headache or Migraine? These 3 Questions Will Tell You

HartfordHealthcare News | August 6, 2020

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Migraine Guide

Dr. Grosberg is quoted in the story "How I tamed my migraines" in the Summer, 2020 issue of HealthCentral's "Guide to Living with Migraine"

migrainemonitor.com | Summer, 2020

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Migraine Guide Summer 2020

New Nondrug Relief for Migraines

Dr. Grosberg contributed the story "New Nondrug Relief for Migraines" in the April 15 issue of Bottom Line Personal.

BottomLineInc.com | April 15, 2020

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Ask the Expert

Dr. Brian Grosberg was featured in an article titled “Ask the Expert: Brian Grosberg, MD Q&A” in HealthCentral Guide.

HealthCentral Guide | December, 2019

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Migraine Guide - Dec. 2019

W. Hartford-linked migraine device wins FDA approval

Dr. Grosberg is quoted in this new story regarding FDA approval of the Nerivio Migra® device.

Hartford Business Journal | June 10, 2019

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Hartford Business Journal

FDA Grants Theranica De Novo to Market First Smartphone-controlled Acute Migraine-relief Wearable Device

Dr. Grosberg is quoted in this press release regarding FDA approval of Nerivio Migra®, a smartphone-controlled device developed by Theranica, a bio-medical technology company developing advanced electroceuticals for migraine and other pain disorders.

PR Newswire | May 28, 2019

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Latest Device Now FDA Approved for Teens with Migraine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved a new device for migraine prevention in teens: eNeura’s sTMS. This approval expands the therapeutic options for both adults and children 12 years of age and older. Dr. Grosman demonstrated the device during the 2017 Migraine World Summit.

MigraineAgain.com | March 1, 2019

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New Relief for Migraines

Advances in treating the mother of all headaches, from Botox to better drugs. Dr. Grosberg is a contributor to this story posted on AARP.org.

AARP.org | February 1, 2019

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This is why you get more migraines in the winter

“Weather factors may interact with each other and operate synergistically to trigger a headache,” says Brian Grosberg, MD, director of Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute Headache Center.

Yahoo! LifeStyle | December 18, 2018

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Yahoo! Lifestyle

Nerivio Migra Device for Acute Migraine Treatment

Brian Grosberg, MD, director of the Hartford Healthcare Headache Center in Connecticut and lead investigator on the Nerivio Migra trial, provides some insight into this new treatment.

NeurologyLive.com | November 16, 2018

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Menstrual Migraines

“Menstrual migraine affects more than 50 percent of female migraine patients, accounting for about 12 million women annually,” says doctor Brian Grosberg, MD.

Yahoo! LifeStyle | November, 2018

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Yahoo! Lifestyle

Theranica Announces Results from Pivotal Study of Device for Treating Acute Migraine

Dr. Brian Grosberg, MD, Director of the Hartford Healthcare Headache Center in Connecticut, is lead  Principal Investigator of a study for Nerivio Migra, a non-invasive neuromodulation device that works with a phone app to deliver stimulation through the arm to treat acute migraines.

November, 2018







Migraine Guide

Dr. Grosberg is quoted in two stories in the Nov. 2018 issue of HealthCentral's "Migraine Guide", “The 411 on Migraine” and “All About Therapies”.

healthcentral.com | November, 2018

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Migraine Guide

Welcoming New Preventives for Migraine

Efforts to target the pathophysiology of migraine headache to both reduce pain and prevent the onset of this disabling and often intractable condition have yielded a new class of drugs. Read this NeurologyLive.com cover story by Dr. Brian Grosberg.

NeurologyLive.com | October, 2018

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What the Four Phases of Migraine Feel Like

You may be surprised to learn that there are four potential phases of migraine attacks that can take up to a week or longer to resolve. Symptoms can start before some people even realize they are in the middle of a migraine cycle, and can continue long after the head pain has subsided. Read this story by Abigail Chua, DO, from the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center, to learn more.

HealthNewsHub | September, 2018

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Promise and Pitfalls of Preventing Migraine With CGRP Inhibitors

Dr. Grosberg is quoted in this story about new medical treatments available for migraines.

MD Magazine | July, 2018

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MD Magazine

Perceived triggers of primary headache disorders: A meta-analysis

Dr. Pellegrino co-authored this study that appeared in the headache journal Cephalalgia.

Cephalalgia | May, 2018

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Nutraceuticals for Migraine Treatment

Dr. Chua was interviewed by the American Migraine Foundation regarding “Nutraceuticals for Migraine Treatment”.

American Migraine Foundation | May 2018

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American Migraine Foundation

8 Headache Cures You Can Try Right Now

Dr. Grosberg recommends a breathing technique to help alleviate headache pain in this FamilyCircle story.

FamilyCircle | April, 2018

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Current Treatment Options: Headache Related to Menopause - Diagnosis and Management

Dr. Chua and colleagues’ recent paper published in Current Treatment Options in Neurology entitled “Current Treatment Options: Headache Related to Menopause—Diagnosis and Management “ was highlighted by the American Headache Society‘s ‘Headache in the News’.

Current Treatment Options in Neurology | March, 2018

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6 Illnesses With A Mind-Body Connection That Can’t Be Ignored

Brooke Pellegrino was interviewed for Women's Health magazine about the "mind-body connection" between many seemingly unrelated mental and bodily issues—many seemingly unrelated on the surface.

Women'sHealth | March, 2018

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Womens Health Magazine

13 Foods That Can Make Your Headaches Worse

If you’re consistently suffering from headaches or are prone to migraines, the culprit could be in your kitchen. Here is a list of foods that may trigger headaches.

Readers Digest | Feb. 2018

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Reader's Digest

Need for Speed: The Effects of an Expedited FDA Approval Process

Dr. Grosberg is quoted in this MD Magazine article about the FDA using expedited pathways to cut down the time it takes to conduct clinical reviews for new drugs.

MD Magazine | Dec. 21, 2017

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MD Magazine

Migraine Study Tests Pain Relieving Effects of Armband

More solutions are on the horizon for migraine sufferers. One option that researchers are studying that will hopefully help many of us who do not respond to medication, cannot take anything, have monthly medication limits, or want another treatment possibility. The option would be an armband stimulator that could abort a migraine attack. Dr. Grosberg explains how it would work.

Migraine.com | Nov. 15, 2017

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Dr. Jignesh Modi

Central Region Radiologist Published in Prestigious Journal

Dr. Jignesh Modi, neuroradiologist with Midstate Radiology Associates, contributed to a recently published article in the Journal of Neurosurgery about intermediate and high-risk meningiomas, tumors that are found in the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

The American College of Radiology directed a meningioma brain tumor trial over several years, which included meningioma patients from medical centers across the United States and Canada. Last month, Dr. Modi published results of the phase II trial for intermediate-risk meningioma treatment outcomes, which will serve as a guideline for further management of this difficult-to-treat tumor. He will continue to be the co-primary investigator for the phase-three trial, which is already underway.

Dr. Modi joined Hartford Health Care in 2016 and spends much of his time collaborating with the Ayer Neuroscience Institute.

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32 Everyday Habits That Will Reduce Your Risk of Headaches - Guaranteed

Headaches can really throw a wrench in the best-laid plans, but these tips from experts, including Dr. Brian Grosberg, can help drastically reduce your risk of experiencing one ... ever.

Reader's Digest | August, 2017

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Reader's Digest

Electric Stim Armband May Reduce Migraine Pain

New pilot study finds that Theranica's electrical stimulation device, Nerivio Migra, is able to reduce migraine pain better than sham stimulation. The device is worn on the arm.

Practical Pain Management | June 27, 2017

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Migraine and Anxiety: An Interview with Psychologist Brooke Pellegrino

How common is anxiety in those with migraines? When does it warrant treatment? Hartford HealthCare psychologist Brooke Pellegrino answers the basics for Migraine.com's Lisa Robin Benson - and you!

Migraine.com | May 17, 2017

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15 Signs Your Headache Could Be Something Way Worse

Nearly everyone gets headaches—from dehydration, allergies or just because you're overworked and overtired. Most are nothing to be worried about, except when they are. Dr. Brian Grosberg gives you the scoop on your head pain: What it means and how to know if you need medical attention.

Reader's Digest | May, 2017

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Reader's Digest

What Your Weight Has to Do with Migraines

Your weight may influence your risk of experiencing debilitating migraine headaches, a new review of research suggests. Brian M. Grosberg, MD, Director of the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center in Hartford, Conn., reviewed the study for Reader’s Digest.

Reader's Digest | May, 2017

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Reader's Digest 

A New Research Grant Studies a Severe Form of Migraine

The study, which is projected to take about three years, aims to discover which patients will respond to which medications in treating something called status migrainosus. Co-researcher is Brian Grosberg, MD, Director of the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center.

Migraine.com | January 16, 2017

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This Is the Exact Reason Why Your Hair Hurts

Features commentary by Dr. Brian Grosberg, Director of Hartford HealthCare Headache Center.

Allure Magazine | January 15, 2017

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Long hair and headaches

Headache Center Receives "Impact Award"

The Headache Center Program has been awarded the first-ever $250,000 Migraine Research Foundation "Impact" Award to further research and treatment for migraines.

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Headache Center Receives 'Impact Award'

Headache Specialists Explore Underlying Causes, Personalized Treatments

Dr. Brian Grosberg explains that more than 300 types of headaches have been identified, but they still aren't well understood.

Hartford Magazine | August 21, 2016

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What Doctors Tell Their Friends About Headaches

Dr. Brian Grosberg is interviewed for this June 2016 Redbook Magazine story.

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What doctors tell their friends about headaches - Redbook

Not Your Typical Headache

Dr. Brian Grosberg is interviewed for this June 2016 Good Housekeeping Magazine story.

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Not your typical headache - Good Housekeeping

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