Posts By Chris Barry

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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. What is cracked tooth…

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 --…

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,…

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…

Pectoral Implants for Men

Exercise isn't the only route to a well-defined masculine torso. Upon first mention, the idea of pec implant surgery might seem like the lazy man's ticket to an impressively-toned torso without having to really work for it. And while there might be some truth to this assertion (not that there's anything wrong with it), it's usually not that simple. Outside…

Smokers Face

The good news is that many surgical and non-invasive procedures are available today to address the age-related facial changes caused by smoking. The number of reasons to stop smoking cigarettes is essentially infinite. Whether you pay attention to the equally infinite number of health warnings encouraging you to quit or instead preferred to pretend that they don't exist, you already…

Dermal Fillers

Facial fillers are twice as popular among men as they were fifteen years ago. Results can be phenomenal when used in moderation, but too much filler can give you an overstuffed look, causing the cheeks and other areas of the face to puff out. The times have changed. Whereas not so many years ago cosmetic enhancement was primarily the domain of the fairer…

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