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Headaches -- they affect us all. But when the problem is recurrent enough to drive your patient to tell you about it, there are a variety of effective management options. Accurate diagnosis is key. Help here.

Headache

Knowing the direction of the headache's origin, while clinically difficult to ascertain on a consistent basis, has shown some predictive value for migraines.

Subarachnoid hemorrhage CT scan of head

A sudden severe headache with emesis brings a 35-year-old man to the ED. Research on his smart phone has satisfied him that this is a post-coital event and therefore, harmless. He refuses a lumbar puncture.

Chiari 1 malformation was found to be the cause of this man's year's long history of headache and severe neck pain. Here: a quick quiz on this anomaly.

A 29-year-old man presented with a 4-year history of headache and severe neck pain. What does the cervical MRI scan without contrast reveal?

Electric stimulation of peripheral nerves shows promise as a long-term treatment for patients with chronic headache.

The sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) has recently been the target of a novel treatment for patients with cluster headaches. A sham-controlled randomized study of an implantable stimulator of the SPG offers encouraging preliminary results.

Mucormycosis, an angioinvasive yeast infection of the Mucorales order of the class of Zygomycetes, often grows in patients with diabetes mellitus, especially in the presence of diabetic ketoacidosis.

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