Lindsay Patton-Carson

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Lindsay Patton-Carson writes The Monthly Migraine column for PhillyVoice. She is a former journalist and editor.

December 7, 2018

Adult Health

How deodorant became a daily essential

Body odor wasn’t always a bad thing. It was a defense mechanism our ancestors used against predators. Over the centuries, however, as marketers shamed people over their body odor, the deodorant industry flourished.

December 6, 2018

Health Stories

The Monthly Migraine: Holidays are no gift – so celebrate with care

Over the years, I’ve learned how to be more careful leading up to the holidays. Many of us migraineurs have to be hyper-aware of how the season can trigger an attack. Here are some of the things I’ve learned along the way.

November 28, 2018

Health Stories

The Monthly Migraine: Making plans takes a toll – headache or not

For people who suffer from migraines, making plans adds another layer to our stress and can affect our mental health. It’s one of those side effects people don’t seem because we often hide it.

October 25, 2018

Health Stories

The Monthly Migraine: Missing a deadline

Being an editor for most of my career has made me hyper-aware of deadlines and their importance. I work hard to not just meet my deadlines, but to try file my work days before. I know what it’s like to receive late copy or constantly follow up with writers who have gone MIA with their assignments. It’s frustrating for all editors, so now that I am a regular freelancer for various publications and organizations, I give my managers the respect I know I would want as an editor.

September 19, 2018

Health Stories

The Monthly Migraine: The ER bill was $1,600, but the pain was worse

Being rushed to the hospital during an attack is a horrifying rite of passage for any migraine sufferer.

August 22, 2018

Health Stories

The Monthly Migraine: My 'migraine' piercing

There's been Internet buzz about the daith piercing as a potential treatment for migraines for a couple of years. I decided to just go for it, by myself, on a whim. It’s been about four months since my trip, and this is what I’ve learned from the experience.

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