Veterans with Headache Diseases

06junAll DayVeterans with Headache DiseasesMHAM Observance Day(All Day: tuesday)

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reports that veterans are more likely to develop migraine and headache diseases. Many researchers believe this occurs as a result of their service in the military. New data show that 350,000 Global War on Terror (GWOT) veterans sustained traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Nearly half of GWOT veterans with deployment-related TBI, reported headaches 15 or more days per month and 89% met criteria for migraine. Three million GWOT veterans were exposed to toxic open burn pits. Compared to veterans deployed but not exposed to burn pits, veterans deployed and with burn pit duties, years later reported nearly twice the risk of functional limitations due to migraine. We are committed to advocating for the veterans who have served us.


All Day (Tuesday)