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Howard University Hospital
(202) 865-6100
2041 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Hsc Pediatric Center
(202) 832-4400
1731 Bunker Hill Road NE
Washington, DC
specialty
Children's rehabilitation
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Providence Hospital
(202) 269-7000
1150 Varnum Street NE
Washington, DC
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Ascension Health

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Children'S National Med Center
(202) 884-5000
111 Michigan Avenue NW
Washington, DC
specialty
Children's general
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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George Washington Univ Hosp
(202) 715-4000
900 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Universal Health Services, Inc

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Specialty Hosp Of Washington
(202) 546-5700
700 Constitution Avenue NE
Washington, DC
specialty
Long-Term Acute Care
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Specialty Hospitals of America

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Veterans Affairs Med Center
(202) 745-8100
50 Irving Street NW
Washington, DC
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, federal
Hospital System
Department of Veterans Affairs

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National Rehabilitation Hosp
(202) 877-1000
102 Irving Street NW
Washington, DC
specialty
Rehabilitation
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
MedStar Health

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Washington Hospital Center
(202) 877-7000
110 Irving Street NW
Washington, DC
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
MedStar Health

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Georgetown University Hospital
(202) 444-3000
3800 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
MedStar Health

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The Big Squeeze

Like a hammer pounding the skull or a vise clamped to the cranium,
a migraine headache can be among the most excruciating and debilitating pains
a person can experience. If you suffer from this malady, here are some
ways to minimize your misery.

By Susan Weiner

October 2006

Cyndy Roseman-Puccio didn’t know what a migraine was until she turned 50. Preparing for a cross-country trip to the east coast from her home in Half Moon Bay, California, Roseman-Puccio awoke one morning with a disquieting headache. Thinking it would quickly subside, she and her husband headed to a local restaurant for breakfast, where Roseman-Puccio spent the entire meal throwing up in the restroom. “It was horrible and I was so nauseous,” she recalls. “It felt like a vise was clamped to the sides of my head and someone was tightening it.” From that point on, migraines became a routine part of her life.

Roseman-Puccio later learned that her migraines were brought on by menopause and foods that had abruptly become triggers for the intense head pain. “All of a sudden, chocolate and red wine became my worst enemies,” she says before admitting she still indulges in the occasional fudgey treat. “Hey, I’m not going to stop living because of migraines.”

For more than 29.5 million Americans—mostly women—migraine headaches range from painful to downright debilitating. Talk to anyone who suffers from migraines and they describe dealing with the pounding in their heads with words like “excruciating,” “incapacitating” and “unbearable.” Many spend long days in bed and are forced to miss work; the World Health Organization cites migraines as among the most debilitating of ills, costing employers nearly $13 billion a year in lost productivity and another $1 billion in medical care. Many migraine sufferers are also forced to forgo activities and lose time with family and friends. Others are trapped into devouring a never-ending succession of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, which may mask the pain but never get to the root of the cause.

Migraine Madness

If you’ve never experienced a migraine, consider yourself very lucky. The word “migraine” comes from the Greek hemikranion, or pain affecting one side of the head. That definition is mild compared to the reality. Imagine a fierce throbbing in your head that may last up to 72 hours, accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. Any sort of exertion—even climbing stairs—aggravates the pain. Additional symptoms can include blurred vision, irritability, depression, abdominal cramps, diarrhea and the inability to concentrate. Some people will complain that their hair “hurts” and the pain may become so intense that even wearing glasses or jewelry becomes unbearable.

Migraines can afflict anyone at any age. But women, due to fluctuations in estrogen levels, are three times more likely to suffer from them than men. Adding insult to malady, the National Migraine Association reports that ne...

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