Migraine World Summit 2017
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This week is the second annual Migraine World Summit, a free online event featuring streamable interviews from 36 of the world's top migraine and neurology experts. I didn't attend last year and therefore was unsure what to expect at this year's event. Given the amount of time I spend researching and writing on migraine and the brain in general, I was unsure I'd learn much in the first day. I was wrong. In addition to learning a few things I hadn't learned before (Migraine ca
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Sarah is a full-time author, editor, coach, and poet based in the Austin area. She writes and blogs about books, writing, publishing, politics, personal finance, migraine, chronic illness, motherhood, domestic violence, women's issues, and law.
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