Sunday, February 20, 2011

Migraine Research is in Danger: Take Action Now

I just took action on this issue and thought you might find it interesting too.

The House of Representatives is considering an immediate and unparalleled $1.6 billion cut to the budget of the National Institute of Health (NIH). These proposed reductions are a serious threat to our nation's health and the prospects for improved therapies for migraine and other disabling headache disorders. Please act now to protect Migraine research!

After all of the publicity around Serene Branson lately, I believe more people can see how different Migraine attacks are than they ever expected they could be; that Migraines are not just headaches. We are hearing how unusual it was to catch an episode, such as Serene's, on camera and how they want to use that footage for research purposes. How can they research the tape if there is not enough research money? You can read more about the action alert on the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy (AHDA) website.

It is so easy to take action. It can take less than 10 minutes to send emails to your Congresspeople. All you need to do is to go to the AHDA website and follow the easy instructions. You can elect to add in your own comments, but it is not necessary. Please help and take action now by sending your email to stop these proposed cuts to the NIH today.


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