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Manisha Gupta, Ph.D.

Like Millions of Women, I Live With Chronic Pain — and I’ve Had to Learn to Advocate for Myself

After years of having my chronic pain ignored or misdiagnosed, I’m speaking up to increase awareness of implicit biases in healthcare

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Telehealth and Pain Management: What You Need to Know

The pandemic has changed the way pain medication is prescribed. But will it last?

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Osteoporosis and Fractures: What You Should Know

Learn about prevention, screening diagnosis and treatment

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Gynecological Procedures Can Be a Real Pain

Why aren’t women who are undergoing painful GYN procedures routinely offered pain management?

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Breast Surgery and Opioids: What You Need to Know

Finding the right pain management solution after breast surgery

Why You Need to Advocate for Yourself and Create a Pain Management Treatment Plan Before Surgery

You may be taking opioids unnecessarily. A conversation with your doctors on your pain management options can help.

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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

Ashley K Heller

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

There Are Alternatives to Opioids for Pain After Surgery

There Are Alternatives to Opioids for Pain After Surgery

Conversation starters for patients and providers

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

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

Cecilia Shouts

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

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