Pain in the neck. Royal pain. Pain and suffering…Pain rarely refers to anything good! Yet, pain is one of the most common human experiences. In fact, about 100 million Americans struggle with chronic pain. READ MORE

Short-Sleepers Are More Likely to Suffer From Irregular and Heavy Periods

Menstrual periods can disturb sleep, but sleep troubles can worsen menstrual symptoms.

Your Health

It Wasn’t Muscle Damage: It Was Four Fractures and Osteoporosis

How an ER doctor's misdiagnosis led me to take charge of my condition through diet and exercise

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For Women, Osteoporosis Leaves Physical and Emotional Scars

This silent disease can take an emotional toll on women because of physical, lifestyle and dependency changes

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4 Things That Pain in Your Left Boob Might Mean

From nothing to something, random pain in your left breast can mean several things. Learn about four of the most common causes.

Your Body

The Pain Gap: Why Women’s Pain Is Undertreated

Women in both acute pain and chronic pain are underdiagnosed and undertreated — and it's even worse for women of color

Conditions & Treatments

Designing Less Addictive Opioids, Through Chemistry

One potential way to make opioids less addictive is to make them target injured tissue rather than the healthy brain

Medication Safety

Breaking Barriers to Pain Treatment

Women in pain are less likely to be fully treated for their symptoms. More groups are working toward equity.

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Learn More About Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a disease that affects 1 in 3 women

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Chronic Pain Drove Me to Despair, but Cancer Taught Me to Heal

After 38 years living with pain, I've become passionate about the pain-cancer connection.

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