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New Research May Lead to Better Chronic Pain Treatment for Women

Chronic pain is one of the most common and disabling conditions in America, with 100 million Americans—and nearly half of all women—suffering. And many of our treatments don’t work well enough, but new research might change that. The existing model for pain management says hormones like estrogen alter a common pain circuit present in both [...]

By |July 8th, 2015|Chronic Pain, Gender, TMJ|Comments Off on New Research May Lead to Better Chronic Pain Treatment for Women

Sleep Apnea is Largely Under Diagnosed in Women

Sleep apnea, especially obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is largely under diagnosed among women. Part of the cause of this under diagnosis is cultural perceptions of the relationship between snoring, sleep problems, and gender. Both snoring and sleep apnea are often portrayed as conditions that largely affect middle-aged men. With [...]

By |April 22nd, 2015|Gender, Sleep Apnea, Snoring|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea is Largely Under Diagnosed in Women

Are Women at a Higher Risk for TMJ?

More than ten million people in the United States experience pain from TMJ, ranging from mild to extreme levels. Surprisingly, 90% of TMJ sufferers seeking treatment for severe symptoms are women in their childbearing years. Studies searching for the cause of these statistics are relatively new, and little is known about why more [...]

By |January 27th, 2015|Gender, TMJ|Comments Off on Are Women at a Higher Risk for TMJ?