Over 29 million Americans suffer from migraines. The NTI-tss is indicated for migraine prevention. It is a small nightguard that comfortably fits over your four front teeth. Its patented design keeps your canine and back teeth apart. This separation minimizes the intensity of your nighttime clenching forces.

Migraines go Mobile

The makers of Excedrin® Migraine have teamed up with a neurologist to create the My Migraine Triggers™ app. This app is free and provides an easy-to-use migraine tracking tool.

According to a new survey, an overwhelming majority (93%) of women who suffer from migraines say they want a better understanding of their migraine triggers, yet only 11% say they are currently tracking potential migraine triggers regularly.

The app will allow you to:

  • Keep track of your everyday activities, such as exercise, stress and eating habits to help identify your potential migraine triggers.
  • Chart out daily log information into customizable reports to easily understand which activities, foods and beverages are associated with the onset of your headaches.
  • Print or email your log and results to share with your doctor to better diagnose and treat your migraines.

You can download the app here at apple.com or go to excedrin.com to learn more.

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Pilot Suffers from Migraine, Hands over the Wheel

When most of us get a migraine, we don’t need to find someone nearby to continue doing our job right at that moment. That’s different you’re a pilot and currently in the act of flying a plane. Luckily enough for a Lufthansa flight headed from Newark to Frankfurt, Germany, there was a spare pilot on board when a migraine hit the cockpit.

According to the Daily Mail after the plane’s co-pilot was felled by a migraine, the cabin crew asked if passengers if there was perhaps a pilot among them. Thankfully, one passenger, a pilot for North American Airlines, was ready to fill in and help fly the Boeing 747.

The fill-in helped the captain safely land the plane at Dublin Airport, where it had been diverted after the co-pilot fell ill. Upon landing, the co-pilot was hospitalized and the flight went on to its destination with a replacement crew.

Lufthansa, trying to allay passenger concerns, says that while it appreciates the passenger/pilot’s assistance, the plane’s captain could have landed the jumbo jet alone if there hadn’t been another pilot on the plane.

“In such circumstances it’s absolutely normal procedure for the pilot, the flight captain, to continue to operate the aircraft,” said an airline spokeswoman. “Also, where necessary, the cabin crew are fully trained and can be called upon to read checklists back to the pilot. The procedures are in place for such an eventuality. But the efforts of the off-duty pilot were certainly appreciated.”

If only the rest of us had back-ups sitting nearby when we needed them.

 

Article from The Consumerist

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St. Louis Dentist Treating Migraines

As you read in our last post, we are noticing more dentists using the NTI-tss Plus to treat their patients with migraines and headaches.  Check out this dentist in St. Louis, Dr. Dan Sindelar. In a press release on PRWeb.com, Dr. Sindelar announces treatment of chronic migraines and headaches in his St. Louis dental practice, Sindelar Dental. 

Dr. Sindelar says, "I've helped a lot of patients get their lives back without the use of prescription or over-the-counter drugs by treating headaches with a simple bruxism appliance."  PRWeb explains that bruxism is the grinding and clenching of the teeth - often caused by anxiety, stress, poor diet or poor sleep habits - that strains the muscles in the jaw and can lead to fractured, worn, and broken teeth. "Once we prevent this tension by fitting a simple appliance, the headaches often subside," says Dr. Sindelar.

We love it when more dentists discover the NTI-tss Plus and how it can help treat migraines and headaches!

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More Dentists Discover the NTI-tss Plus

We have noticed that more dentists are discovering the NTI-tss Plus, meaning, that more patients are noticing a change in their lifestyles.  Here are a few of our success stories.

"I have struggled to find relief for my migraines for 20 years. I experienced an immediate reduction in migraines, general headaches, and neck and shoulder pain. It sounds a bit dramatic to say 'I have back my life!', but that is exactly how I feel." - Marie, Los Alamos, NM

"I've been diagnosed with migraines for five years and have been seeing a neurologist for four. I've been on so many medications and through so many tests. I had tried all the Triptan medications and was taking Excedrin Migraine all the time. Since receiving my NTI-tss Plus, I haven't needed any of that." - Jenny, Manchester, NH

"When you clench your teeth you can get pain behind the eyes, ringing in the ears, sinus pain, neck pain, headaches, and even trigger migraines. It's the overworked muscles in the jaw, neck and face that cause the pain." - Dr. David Wright, Fresno, CA

 

If you have a Success Story please send it to us at keller@kellerlab.com

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Migraine In America 2012

Health Union, LLC, released the results to its study "Migraine In America 2012." The patient survey was completed by over 2,600 migraine sufferers in May and June of this year and represents one of the largest studies of this type ever completed.

Dr. Dawn Marcus, MD, Professor, Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh said, "The results of the Migraine in America Study are quite staggering, we've known for some time about the physical pain and suffering of migraine, but this study gives us an unprecedented glimpse into the real impact that migraine has on people's lives."

For example, the data showed that among participants in the survey:

  • Over 50% report that migraines have negatively impacted their professional development.
  • Over 25% report that they have lost a job due to their migraines.
  • Over 40% report that migraines have impacted their relationships with their children.

The study results were even worse for those suffering from chronic migraine (those having over 15 days each month with headache symptoms lasting over four hours). For example, over 38% of chronic migraine sufferers reported losing a job due to their condition.

Data is available at http://migraine.com/mia2012/

Migraine impacts an estimated 37 million Americans. Every 1o seconds, someone in the United States goes to the emergency room with a headache or migraine, and American employers lose more than $13 billion each year as a result of 113 million lost workdays due to migraine.

 

This article was provided by The Sacramento Bee

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