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Want to Manage Postsurgical Pain Without Opioids? There Are Other Options.

How to work with your OB-GYN to make a pain management plan for a better recovery after surgery

I Recovered From Surgery on My Own Terms

I struggled with side effects from opioids after my first C-section, so I chose to do things differently the second time around

Using for Two

Our webinar, Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Mom: Reducing Barriers to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder, addressed challenges and support for women with opioid use disorder

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

15 Minutes With Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

A champion for women's health, Debbie Dingell opens up about her recent emergency surgery and her thoughts about health care in the United States

Violence Against Women Is Overlooked in Its Role in Opioid Epidemic

Women who are subject to violence – often from intimate partners – are more likely to turn to opioids or other substances leading to further health and life problems, including increased risk for HIV infection.

As Treatable As Diabetes? Lawmakers Push New Ways To Stem Opioid Addiction

When people are using medicines to treat their opioid use disorder – just like diabetics use insulin – and their insurance requires pre-authorization before they can get their monthly supply of their medicine, this puts them at great risk for relapse.

HealthyWomen Helping to Combat Opioid Epidemic – Better Treatment and Better Policies

HealthyWomen is helping to combat the opioid epidemic by working with the Legal Action Center, women state legislators, and others to spread understanding of the disease of opioid use disorder (OUD), and best practices for treating OUD.

Babies Dependent On Opioids Need Touch, Not Tech

Infants born to women who have been using opioids have developed a physical dependence on the opioid while in the womb. New studies have shown how physical contact can help those infants do better, reduce symptoms of withdrawal, and recover more quickly.

Patients With Chronic Pain Feel Caught In An Opioid-Prescribing Debate

People with chronic pain may be having trouble getting adequate medication because of concerns about opioid over prescribing and new rules and laws intended to reduce over prescribing and abuse.

Reversing An Overdose Isn’t Complicated, But Getting The Antidote Can Be

Obtaining the treatment for opioid overdose – and helping to save lives – can be challenging, but it is supposed to be getting easier.

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U.S. Opioid Crisis Continues to Worsen

Drug overdose deaths continue to climb in the United States, despite efforts to combat the nation's ongoing opioid addiction crisis.

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Opioid-Linked Hospitalizations Rising Fast for Women

Opioid-related hospitalizations among women in the United States increased far faster than among men between 2005 and 2014.

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Giving OD Antidote to Those Using Powerful Painkillers Might Save Lives

In the wake of the musician Prince's death from a painkiller overdose, a new study suggests some opioid-related deaths could be prevented by routinely prescribing an antidote for certain patients who take the medications.

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