Headaches are a fact of life for many women. Here's why — and what you can do about it.
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Tests and diagnosis
MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.
Urinalysis can be used to assess your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.
Treatments and drugs
There's no one-size-fits-all approach for headaches. If you're ready to learn more about specific types of headaches, start here.
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