Free Presentation at YWCA Greenwich to Cover Migraines In Adolescents

Links Academy, a division of Greenwich Education Group, is pleased to present a Public Health event: Migraines In Adolescents: It’s Not All In Your Head, featuring Dr. Lauren R. Natbony, Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

This free presentation will be held at the YWCA Greenwich on Thursday, May 31 at 7:00pm. Along with the YWCA Greenwich, sponsoring partners include Moffly Media, the Greenwich PTA Council, and Children’s Medical Group.

The presentation will focus on what parents and educators need to know about migraines in young adults, including:

•     How to recognize symptoms, causes, and contributing factors

•     The latest research and treatment trends

•     The academic, social, and emotional implications of migraines.

A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Dr. Natbony promotes a proactive approach in dealing with migraines.

“Early treatment of migraines in children and adolescents can prevent the development of chronic daily headaches and improve and—in some cases,—eliminate headaches from progressing to adulthood,” she said. “Start by improving lifestyle. Eat regular meals full of green leafy vegetables and lean proteins. Get a good night’s sleep and maintain a regular sleep schedule. Exercise at least 3–4 times a week for 30–40 minutes. Your brain will thank you!”

According to Godfrey Azima, Head of School at Links Academy, “We are seeing migraines more commonly in kids. Migraines negatively impact school performance and social-emotional well-being.”

Azima said the staff at Links Academy felt that it would be a benefit to the community to increase awareness about migraines in adolescents. The talk will include information about safe, effective options for migraine prevention.

“We are confident that anyone who attends this event will leave with a number of ideas about how to help children who suffer from this debilitating condition,” Azima said.

Dr. Lauren Natbony is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She specializes in pediatric and adult headache medicine and interventional procedures for the treatment of headaches.

Dr. Natbony received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her medical degree from the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami (FL). She completed an internship in Internal Medicine and a residency in Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and a Fellowship in Headache Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine.

Dr. Natbony is trained in the administration of botulinum toxin injections, nerve blocks, and trigger point injections for migraine relief and has received advanced training in medical acupuncture at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Natbony is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, and in Headache Medicine by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Headache Society, the International Headache Society, and the Headache Cooperative of New England.

Links Academy is a NEASC-accredited and NCAA-approved short- and long-term school for students in Grades 6-12. Links provides the educational support and academic continuity that students require to remain on-track, catch up academically, and accelerate their learning on campus or remotely.

Greenwich Education Group, a US Small Business Administration Award winner, is a multidivisional educational organization that strives to support every facet of a child’s academic, social, and emotional development. Our NEASC-accredited day schools (Links Academy, The Pinnacle School, and The Spire School) offer individualized instruction to an array of learners. Their curricula and teaching methods are as diverse as their students.

Additionally, GEG offers a full slate of ancillary services, including tutoring, standardized test preparation, educational consulting, and college counseling. Sessions take place in their centers, in home, and online. Specialized services for differentiated learners of all ages are delivered at their award-winning Collaborative Center for Learning and Development. Their philosophy of individualized education targets each student’s needs by building on their strengths.