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Most headache-related brain scans aren’t needed

Posted March 19, 2014, 3:54 pm, Updated March 25, 2014, 11:01 am Daniel Pendick, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch Severe headaches are a misery, whether they cause a dull ache or a steady, stabbing, or blinding pain. Writer and migraine sufferer Stephen King described a character’s migraine attacks this way in the novel Firestarter: “The headache would get worse until it was a smashing weight, sending red pain through his head…

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