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What's New About Menopause

Student Handout

Jason's Dilemma

Roughly a tenth of the population suffers from migraine headaches. Jason is a student who suffers from recurrent migraines. When he gets them, he is in so much pain that he can't study or work. He also plays the violin and is scheduled to perform in a recital in less than a month. He is worried that if he gets a migraine, he'll be so incapacitated he won't be able to perform.

You have been assigned to read these selections in the role of someone connected to Jason's case. On the basis of this information, in your chosen role, what questions do you have about each treatment? What additional information do you need in order to make an informed decision?
descriptions of treatment options

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