Tag : Disability

How Migraine Impacts Men

An excerpt from Thrive Global, How Migraine Impacts Men: Migraine is often stereotyped as a “disorder for women.”, written by Elizabeth Burstein. "Migraine is three times more prevalent in women than in men and one of the leading causes of disability in women. For this reason, some people can be skeptical when a man complains of migraine, and studies show men are less likely to be diagnosed with this disease than women are.…

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How Factory Workers Can Cope With and Prevent Migraine

An excerpt from IHS-GPAC, How Factory Workers Can Cope With and Prevent Migraine. "There are steps factory workers and their supervisors can take to make their workplace more migraine-friendly. Through changes in the environment, workplace culture and company policies, these following five tips offer ways to cope and possibly avoid attacks. 1. Introduce a Workplace Migraine Education Program [...] 2. Reduce Common Triggers in the Workplace Working on the factory…

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Migraine at Work Webinar: Jan 2022

Juggling migraine and work can be a minefield. There are so many questions: Should I tell my boss? Should I ask for accommodations? Am I required to disclose migraine? What am I entitled to? Join the hosts of the Migraine World Summit, Paula K.Dumas & Carl Cincinnato, at the recording of the one-hour webinar on Thursday, January 27th, 2022 Find answers to the questions so many of us have about…

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Is Migraine a Disability?

How Can Migraine Classify as a Disability in the Workplace?   When Hannah first started her position as a corporate lawyer, her migraine disease was largely under control. When a migraine attack would occur, she would be completely out of commision for about three days. Luckily, this only happened a few times per year. Now the attacks are occurring far more frequently. Even at only twice a month, she is…

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Patients Rising: “Addressing Discrimination in the Workplace”

An excerpt from PatientsRising.org- Migraine Patients: Know Your Rights  “DO I QUALIFY FOR PROTECTION UNDER THE ADA? Not all migraines are classified as a disability. Under the ADA, migraines may be considered a disability if they substantially limit your ability to complete one or more major life activity. This determination is made on a case-by-case basis and requires an individualized assessment. For your migraines to quality as a disability under the ACA, you…

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My Chronic Brain: Chronic Migraine and Its Impact on Work

An excerpt from My Chronic Brain: Volume 3, Issue 3- Chronic Migraine and Its Impact on Work , Why We Should Talk About Migraine at Work, Writer Kellie Pokrifka. “The best part of providing Migraine accommodations is that what is typically beneficial for Migraine management is beneficial for brain health and what is beneficial for brain health is typically beneficial for everyone. For example, fluorescent lighting can be an intense trigger for migraine attacks. In…

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