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Books, Journals, New Media
December 26, 2001

MigraineMigraine Blues: Musical CME Headache Program

Author Affiliations
 

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media

 

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produced by Margaret Castrey & Associates, one CD-ROM, requires at least 32 MB RAM, 20 MB hard drive space, Quad-speed CD-ROM drive, SVGA (16 bit color), sound card, Pentium 166 MHz, Windows 95 or 20 MHz Power Macintosh, $25, $15 for 100 or more, Primary Care Network, 1230 East Kinglsey, Springfield, MO 65804, http://www.primarycarenet.org; 2000.

JAMA. 2001;286(24):3134. doi:10.1001/jama.286.24.3134-JBK1226-4-1

This CD-ROM provides a multimedia educational program on migraine headache for a Windows or Macintosh personal computer. The unusual and entertaining aspect of the program is a set of music videos performed and written by Fred Sheftell, MD, with a small band.

The short, clever songs about migraine diagnosis and treatment are presented as video clips worthy of MTV. There are four basic sections: migraine, cluster headache, use of triptans, and self-care strategies for headache sufferers. Each music video is followed by a lecture on the subject and a case study. The lecturers, Curtis Schreiber, MD, Merle Diamond, MD, Jerome Goldstein, MD, and Kathleen Farmer, PsyD, are well-known experts in the field and excellent speakers. Their presentations are also done as video film clips. The viewer can take a quiz on the computer and submit it for continuing medical education (CME) credit (3 hours available).

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