Posts By Ginger Vieira

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Ginger Vieira is a freelance writer, and the author of several books on living with type 1 diabetes.

Mondor's cord

Mondor’s disease is a temporary condition where a vein within the chest or abdominal wall gets inflamed. It’s visible below, on or above the breast, and varies in length and intensity. Women at highest risk include those who have undergone breast augmentation or have breast cancer. In most cases, Mondor’s disease is very painful. Mondor’s disease -- also known as…

Melanonychia

Melanonychia is defined by a dark line on the fingernails or toenails. It can be the sign of a more serious illness, which is why getting a proper diagnosis is essential. A microscopic examination or biopsy is sometimes necessary to determine the cause and treatment options. Finding the root cause of melanonychia is quite a complex process. Most cases are…

Breast Implants For Bikini Figure Competition

Breast implants within the bodybuilding, physique, figure and bikini divisions are widely accepted and very common. Choosing to have your implants placed above the muscle will have the least impact on your ability to train, but also results in a less natural look. Choosing to have your implants placed below the muscle severely limits your ability to ever truly develop…

The Nefertiti Lift is a non-invasive rejuvenation treatment for the neck and jawline. Using Botox injections, it provides an easy alternative to more invasive procedures. The treatment costs $200-$600 on average, and produces results that last three to four months. The Nefertiti Lift is named after the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, who lived during 14th Century BC and was well known…

Your blood glucose levels play a significant role in whether you will be eligible for elective plastic surgery. The general recommendation (and sometimes requirement) is that patients maintain an HbA1c level of 7% or less before and after surgery to reduce the risk of postoperative complications. Patients who are significantly overweight or obese face a 72% higher risk of experiencing…

sedation dentistry

Sedation dentistry provides several options for patients who are fearful of the dentist. Nitrous oxide is the most common and affordable option. Side-effects and risks vary depending on the type of sedation chosen. Sedation dentistry is not always covered by dental insurance, unless it’s deemed medically necessary. For as many as one-in-five adults in North America, visiting the dentist is…

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