Mercy Offers Migraine & Headache Pain Seminar

Plan now to attend an informative seminar with local medical professionals who will discuss the shared symptoms of headache, migraine and stroke. Speakers include:

  • Richard Karem, MD, Stroke Director, Mercy Medical Center Redding
  • Siobhan Dekker, RN, FNP, CNRN
  • Deborah Wedick RN, CNRN, Stroke Coordinator, Mercy Medical Center Redding
  • Susan Lee RN, CNRN, Stroke Coordinator, Mercy Medical Center Redding

Did you know that approximately 15% of women and 5% of men experience migraines?

Have you had a migraine so bad you wondered if you were having a stroke? Stroke and migraine share symptoms, which may lead someone with a migraine to fear they are having a stroke. A migraine is a type of headache, caused by abnormal excitation and inhibition of brain cells. A stroke is the interruption of blood to the brain, which kills cells in the immediate area and affects those in the surrounding areas.

Stroke and migraine may present with similar symptoms, including visual disturbances, speech problems and weakness down one side of the body. Stroke and migraine are related in other ways.

Attend this lecture and discover if there is any relationship between migraines, stroke and bad headaches and what you can do about the pain.

What: Migraine & Headache Pain Seminar
When: Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Mercy Medical Center’s lower level auditoriums, 2175 Rosaline Ave, Redding, CA
Cost: FREE!

Please call 24-MERCY(246-3729) or log on to for more information or to register for this great evening of information.

About Mercy Medical Center Redding:
Mercy Medical Center Redding has been named the recipient of the National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award for the greater Redding area for 2010/11. This means local consumers, ranked MMCR as the best for overall quality; best image and reputation; best doctors and best nurses for the third year in a row.

Mercy Medical Center Redding is a member of CHW North State with Mercy Mt. Shasta and St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff. For more information please visit or call 530-24-Mercy (246-3729).

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1 Response

  1. Avatar Alicia Kirk says:

    More than 50 million Americans live with chronic pain caused by various diseases or disorders, and each year, nearly 25 million people suffer with acute pain as a result of injury or surgery. While acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in the nervous system to alert you to possible injury and the need to take care of yourself, chronic pain is different. Chronic pain persists. Pain signals keep firing in the nervous system for weeks, months, or even years.