Soothing beverages and a searing topic

by Kacie Gerard, UNMC public relations | March 25, 2013

Nancy Waltman, Ph.D., will discuss strategies for reducing the pain of migraine headache at this evening's Science Cafe in Lincoln.

Dr. Waltman, a professor of nursing and nurse practitioner at the UNMC College of Nursing Lincoln Division, oversees the migraine headache clinic at Bryan Medical Center and recently released research results that found less than half of people who suffer from migraines get diagnosed.

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Nancy Waltman, Ph.D.
Tonight, she will discuss the magnitude of the migraine headache problem and explain why these types of headaches are often underdiagnosed and undertreated.

Dr. Waltman will also examine possible lifestyle changes and medications that can improve the quality of life for those who suffer from them.

Science Cafes involve a face-to-face conversation with a scientist about current science topics. They are open to everyone (21 and older), and take place in casual settings such as pubs and coffeehouses. Each meeting is organized around an interesting topic of conversation. A scientist gives a brief presentation followed by a question-and-answer period.

For more information about Science Cafes

Light snacks will be provided by The Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures. The event begins at 7 p.m. today at the Courtyard Marriott, 808 R St. in downtown Lincoln.

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