BBC Physician to Speak on Headaches

April 15, 2013

With over 50 million cases every year in the United States alone, headaches top the list of the most common afflictions in humans.  As a result, more than 70 percent of headache sufferers never consult a doctor because they assume that little can be done to help them.  In most cases, they are wrong.

To help bring more awareness to this growing problem, Dr. Jeffrey Jones, a board-certified neurologist and member of the Bronson Battle Creek medical staff will speak at Burnham Brook Center on Tuesday, May 7 about ‘Understanding Migraines—the impact of headaches now and then.’  

The program, which is free to the public, is sponsored through Senior Health Partners in coordination with Bronson Battle Creek.  A light lunch will be provided beginning at 11:30 a.m. followed by Dr. Jones’ presentation at noon.  Seating is limited.  For reservations call toll free 1-877-462-2247.  

While it's true that not every headache can be cured, there are proven ways of controlling them.  Dr. Jones’ presentation will provide information about what causes headaches, what you can do to prevent or at least limit them, and what treatments are available to help people who suffer from frequent migraines.

Neuroscience physicians and clinical staff at Bronson are specially trained in using the latest technologies to accurately and promptly diagnose patient conditions including electroencephalogram (EEG), electromyography (EMG), electronystagmography (ENG), and Evoked Potentials (VEP, BAER, SSEP, TcMEP).  

BBC neurologists can now also order video electroencephalogram (vEEG) or use a new portable ambulatory EEG, which allows the patient to carry on their normal activities while recording brain function.  

For more information about neuroscience services available at Bronson Battle Creek, call (269) 245-5862.

Senior Health Partners, a community partnership of Bronson Battle Creek, CentraCare, Region 3B Area Agency on Aging, and Summit Pointe, works to expand wellness and educational offerings to senior citizens in Calhoun and surrounding counties.  

Bronson Battle Creek is a 218-bed hospital that provides full outpatient and inpatient acute care including robotic surgery, diagnostics, and rehabilitation services; 100% all private rooms.  It also offers world-class diagnostic capabilities including PET/CT imaging, freestanding ‘open’ and traditional MRI, CT (16- and 64-slice), and 3.0 Tesla MRI.  Bronson Battle Creek has been recognized nationally as one of the safest hospitals, and has been a leader in the development of electronic health records as evidenced by multiple honors as one of America’s ‘most wired’ and ‘most wireless’ hospitals. The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons recognizes the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program, and the only hospital in Michigan to receive the CoC’s Outstanding Achievement Award three times in a row. Specialty services include inpatient behavioral health, the county’s largest accredited sleep center, and a wound-healing center with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.  For nine years, Bronson Healthcare has been included on Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Companies list as a leading family friendly employer. 


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