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Patricia Brown is a Montreal-based writer with a passion for good health, good food, and simple living. When not writing, she is an active curler in the winter months, and an avid gardener and dragon boat paddler during the summer. She and her husband Alex Simard share their home with one large dog and two small cats.

Breast Massage

A variety of massage techniques are recommended after breast implant surgery. These exercises help prevent capsular contracture, a common post-surgical complication. You should plan to massage your breasts at least three times a day for three months after surgery. Your planned-for breast augmentation surgery is now over and, like most patients, you have a good feeling about how you look…

Forehead Augmentation

Forehead augmentation can provide better ‘balance’ to the top third of the face. Reasons for this surgical solution vary depending on gender, cultural norms and, of course, personal preference. Augmentation can be achieved through surgical or non-surgical approaches. Newer options include 3D printing technology and the use of microsphere fillers. While there's no such thing as an ideal-sized forehead, the…

salicyclic acid

Salicylic acid is a common ingredient in medications to treat acne and other skin conditions. It is available in many different formats, including creams, lotions and gels. In low concentrations, salicyclic acid is generally safe and well tolerated. Healthy skin can be achieved in part by keeping well hydrated (drink plenty of water!), shielding skin from the harmful effects of…

Dislocated Jaw

The mechanics of the jaw are fairly intricate, and jaw dislocations occur more easily than expected. Symptoms commonly include a crunching noise and difficulty eating or moving your jaw. Although jaw dislocation does not usually require surgery, clinical guidance and care are advisable. Your jaw hurts. In fact, your entire face hurts. Is it possible you’ve dislocated your jaw? A…

oral thrush

Oral thrush is not uncommon but is rarely serious. Some people are at higher risk for developing this infection. Understanding the cause of thrush may help reduce the risk. A variety of treatments – including several that are natural – can offer quick relief. Children with weak immune systems are more likely to get oral thrush infections. In adults, this…