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How to Avoid Migraine Triggers at Work

Take migraines off your to-do list.

Some 38 million Americans get migraines, most of them women. Migraines cost American businesses an estimated $29 billion every year due to lost productivity, such as people taking sick days or working impaired. How can you keep from getting a migraine on the job or having to take time off? The key is in knowing your migraine triggers--and avoiding them. Here are six strategies to consider.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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