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Chris Barry is a staff writer and editor for Zwivel. Chris has written stories on everything from motorcycle gangs in the Caribbean to traveling the USA with Ringo Starr. His articles have been published in such high – and sometimes low – profile publications as Vice, Maxim, The National Post, The Globe and Mail, and Saturday Night magazine.

cracked tooth

Teeth grinding is the leading cause of cracked tooth syndrome (CTS). Pain ranges from relatively mild to, in certain advanced cases, practically insufferable. CTS is one of the toughest dental issues to treat, and many dentists are not adequately trained to spot it. It is the third leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS)…

acne depression

Tracking nearly 2 million people, a new study confirms acne patients are more likely to suffer depression. The social and psychological effects of acne can impact a sufferer's well-being more severely than the condition itself. Emotional scars resulting from adolescent acne can follow some into adulthood. How many times have you awoken on the morning of an important event --…

Razor Burn

Razor bumps are small, itchy red bumps caused by shaving. Single-bladed razors may help prevent razor bumps, but not in all cases. Specific creams and ointments can be used to minimize irritation and discomfort. Laser hair removal can be pricey, but it will permanently solve the problem. Hair bumps, razor bumps, razor burns, these are just a few of the…

Genu valgum is a leg misalignment that turns the knees inward and often leads to osteoarthritis. Typically regarded as a temporary condition affecting toddlers, 1% of the population does not naturally outgrow their childhood knock knees. The only cure for the condition is major surgery, but symptoms can be kept under control through several means. Typically viewed as a benign,…

Intracel Skin Tightening treatment

Intracel combines microneedling and radiofrequency into one quick non-invasive skin tightening procedure. By causing controlled trauma deep under the surface of the skin, Intracell promotes natural collagen repair and renewal. The procedure comes with minimal risks or side effects and effectively has no downtime. While Intracel was only approved by the FDA for use in the United States in 2016, Europeans…

25% of all adults have varicose or spider veins. For over 75 years, sclerotherapy has been the leading procedure to remove them. Sclerotherapy is simple, fast, effective, and comes with limited side-effects or potential risks. Recovery is practically instantaneous. It's true, nobody's ever died as a result of spider or varicose veins, but that's not to say they haven't caused…

Cleft Chin Removal

There was once a time, not so long ago, when being blessed with a cleft chin was considered a highly desirable facial feature. Back in the mid-20th century, Hollywood icons like Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, and Clark Gable were among the top sex symbols of their day, and what did they all share in common? You guessed it; they all…

Bicep Implants

While most professional weight lifters bulk up their arms through exercise and diet alone, bodybuilders are among the first people to seek specially designed biceps implants to attain their aesthetic goals. This practice has attained a certain level of popularity among regular guys as well, as biceps augmentation surgery affords the opportunity to achieve the appearance of larger, more defined muscles…

Fibroadenoma

The vast majority of the lumps women find in their bosoms are not malignant tumors. They are much more likely to be relatively harmless cysts, or a fibroadenoma. Here we answer some of the most frequently asked questions on fibroadenoma symptoms, causes and treatments. When a woman or their gynecologist finds a lump within the course of a routine breast…

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