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3 Headaches That Require Emergency Attention

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Is it just a headache?

Although a bad migraine might make you wish for the end of everything, headaches are not usually life threatening. However, a severe headache can signal something much more serious, requiring emergency attention such as stroke, aneurysm, and meningitis. These are not terribly common, but it's worth watching for a headache that feels markedly different from normal—even if normal is agonizing. Here are three signs to watch for.

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