Suffering from Migraines | Kansas City MomCast Episode 47

Migraines affect one in five women. A migraine is a headache that can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It’s often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. (Mayo Clinic)

Join us as we learn more with Dr. Laurel Short, nurse practitioner from Sunflower Medical in Roeland Park as we discuss the basics of migraines, genetic components, new medications and treatment, and resources for those who suffer.

Meet Dr. Laurel Short

Dr. Laurel Short is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Sunflower Medical in Roeland Park, Kansas. She earned her undergraduate degree in Nursing from Luther College and a master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Kansas. She completed her Doctor of Nursing degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City with an emphasis on self-management for chronic migraine. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Headache Medicine. Laurel is currently the president of the Kansas Advance Practice Nurse Association, and she is an active leader with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals. Outside of the office, you will find her training for triathlon and running events and spectating activities for her two young children.

Connect with Laurel on Instagram or at Sunflower Medical. Access her Migraine Tool Kit here.

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Sarah and her family have gotten into pickleball! Sarah has played at the Jewish Community Center, and we have no shortage of fun places to play in KC.

Bike Camp through JCPRD

Megan’s son just completed the Adventures in Biking Camp and cannot say enough positive things! This may be setting the bar high, but her five year old learned how to ride on two wheels in just a day — crazy! They offer year round classes through Buddy Pegs.  Definitely add this camp to your list when sign up time rolls around!


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Hi! I'm Megan, former teacher turned stay-at-home-but-never-home mom to Peyton, 7, and Gage, 4. I host the Kansas City MomCast podcast! I'm married to the most patient person on this earth, Chris, and we live in Overland Park with our kids, an insane lab, and two guinea pigs. You can find me over committing to everything, reading informational and self-help texts, listening to podcasts, organizing, spending time with friends over margaritas, thrifting, and staying up way too late to have peace and serenity. I love people and hearing their stories and look forward to connecting with KCMC readers!