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We’re Not Taking Women In Pain Seriously Enough

As the song goes, “Everybody hurts,” but not everybody gets the same treatment. As with pay and promotions, women get short shrift when it comes to their pain being taken seriously. Women in pain get less treatment, wait longer for doctors, and generally get treated as second-class citizens. We believe [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:07:36-07:00September 6th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Menopause And Joint Pain – What’s The Connection?

There are many different causes of joint pain, but for women, add one more to the list: menopause. Menopause and joint pain may be a surprising combination, but 41% of perimenopausal (before menopause) women and 57% of post-menopausal women reported a significant increase in joint pain. Does menopause cause joint [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:11:53-07:00July 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

How Domestic Violence Causes Real Pain And Mental Stress

Domestic violence is a serious issue that goes far beyond one person physically abusing another. When an abused person is finally able to escape their abuser, the scars of that trauma are much more than skin-deep. The stress and pain of domestic violence have far-reaching mental and emotional consequences that [...]

5 Myths About Depression

It is unfortunate that only when tragedy occurs do we have a national dialogue about mental health. While these conversations are important, it is important to keep the conversation going with a look at five powerful myths about depression and other mental illnesses. Myths about depression 1. Depression is imaginary This is [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:18:20-07:00April 9th, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 5 Myths About Depression

Medical Testing In Women: A Matter Of Life And Death

The gap in earnings between men in women is well-publicized. While any form of discrimination based on gender is unacceptable, a woman earning 77 cents to a man’s dollar is not going to kill her. There is, however, one area in which gender inequality may cause thousands of deaths annually: [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:34:17-07:00September 14th, 2015|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Medical Testing In Women: A Matter Of Life And Death

Top 13 Facts About Fibro

Every day new facts about fibro emerge through research and treatment studies. Here are our top 13 facts about fibro. 1. Fibro blogs build community Even knowing that there are others out in the world who are going through similar trials can help you feel less alone. Many fibromyalgia sufferers, even [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:41:55-07:00May 13th, 2015|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Top 13 Facts About Fibro

Do Men and Women Feel Pain Differently?

Pain affects people differently, and there are many, many factors, including age, hormones, the exact cause of the pain, as well as mental, emotional and cultural factors. Even parenting styles can determine how a child grows up to experience different kinds of pain. For example, a child who was excessively [...]

By |2016-11-17T11:07:26-07:00July 31st, 2013|Tags: , , , |1 Comment