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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 86

Dealing With Migraine Headaches

with guests Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | July 30th, 2019 | 57 min

Meg talks with Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson about Keith’s daughter that struggled with a migraine headache for over 100 days in a row.

Today's Guest(s)

Kieth Dimarino

Keith Dimarino is the owner and Ceo of DocuVault Delaware Valley. He was also appointed to Board of Directors of National Records Centers. As a special mention, he also took part in the Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim Challenge to raise funds for childhood migraine research. The fund hit close to him, as his daughter suffered with longterm migraines.

Dr. Donna Stephenson

Donna Stephenson, MD, is an attending pediatric neurologist and Medical Director of Operations and Outreach for the Division of Neurology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Stephenson is an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

https://www.chop.edu/doctors/stephenson-donna

EPISODE NOTES

Headaches are tough to deal with regardless of age, but the migraine headache is probably the most feared one of them all. As a parent, you want to prevent pain in your children as much as possible, but sometimes with headaches you feel like there’s nothing that you can do. That’s why in this episode Dr. Meg talks with Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson about Keith’s daughter that struggled with a migraine headache for over 100 days in a row.

Dr. Meeker gets great information from Keith about what it’s like to be a parent of a child with migraine headaches and has informational discussions with Dr. Donna Stephenson about what to look for and how she treats patients with migraine headaches. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! Dr. Meeker also answers a question from a mom about her 17 year old daughter who she feels wants nothing to do with her. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

0:00 – AD – KIWI CO

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1:45 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Dealing With Migraine Headaches.” She also teases her conversation with Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson, as well as her points to ponder.

4:20 – A CONVERSATION WITH KEITH DIMARINO AND DR. DONNA STEPHENSON (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson about Keith’s daughter and her fight against migraine headaches.

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25:58 – AD – PANAMA CITY BEACH CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

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27:28 – AD – UNDENIABLY DAIRY

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28:43 – A CONVERSATION WITH KEITH DIMARINO AND DR. DONNA STEPHENSON (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson about Keith’s daughter and her fight against migraine headaches.

45:54 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to identify different headache types and what to do if you think your kids are dealing with migraine headaches.

47:54 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Today Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom, Kim, about her 17 year old daughter who she feels wants nothing to do with her. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.

53:36 – PARENT PEP RALLY

54:32 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 86, Dealing With Migraine Headaches and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FIVE MILLION downloads!

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