| News |

Headache Crusader Cindy McCain to Give Keynote Address at Annual Meeting of the International Headache Society; There's Actually an International Headache Society?

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

The wife of Arizona Senator John McCain is "heading" up a cause near and dear to her heart --- headaches.

On September 10th, Cindy McCain will give the keynote speech at the Annual Meeting of the International Headache Society in Philadelphia to discuss the global headache epidemic.

The International Headache Society is a forum for doctors, patients, and anyone else who can't seem to find a bottle of aspirin to "promote headache awareness worldwide."

As if it needs any promotion! It seems to us that every time anyone gets a headache they make it their mission to preface all conversation with a whiny "I've got a headache!"

McCain, the queen of cerebral sufferers, is no exception.

"Migraine is a real disease," McCain says. "I am one of the lucky ones who have been diagnosed but still I struggle with the pain and tremendous debilitation of this disease.  So many people never get diagnosed or receive effective treatment."

She's right; most people just pop a few Advil and go on with their day.

"I am astonished by the lack of progress in the field and the death of medical advances," she says. "I mean, there are no specific preventives, and not enough effective treatments."

Well, Mrs. McCain, unless you wish to advocate using heroine to treat headaches, the field of treating non-life-threatening pain may have run its course. Or maybe talk to your congressional hubby about medicinal marijuana... just throwin' it out there.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.