Tag: communication skills

Communicating with your employer about your absence from work

What Is Family Medical Leave Act? The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires covered employers to provide eligible employees with up to 12 work weeks per year of job protected leave, , with continuation of group health insurance coverage, under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. You can… Read more »

Parenting with migraine: Preventing medication-overuse headache in teens

If you have migraines and you are a parent, it’s possible that one of your children also has migraines.  If both parents have migraines the chances may be increased that their child will have migraines. As a person with migraines, you may have learned that overusing your medication can actually lead to more headaches. How… Read more »

Young children: How to talk about pain

Children can be very sensitive to how a parent is feeling. It may be hard to keep even young children (less than six years old) from noticing that you’re in pain. For this reason, it’s important to be honest with them. Figure out how to share what you’re going through in a way that causes… Read more »

How to be informed and evaluate treatment risks

At your visit with your healthcare provider, a new medicine is prescribed for you. You talk with your friend, who says that you should worry about the long-term effects of the medicines you take. She recommends an herbal supplement. Then you hear of two people who took the medication; it helped one person, but the… Read more »