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Dr Cindy Haines

TV: Killing Us Softly?

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

So TV is bad for us -- but what to do when being "bad" can feel oh-so-good (and change can seem oh-so-rough). Here are some tips on how to get yourself and your kids up off the couch and doing something else that will pay better dividends.

A 50/50 World: A Divine Plan

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Dr. Cindy Haines

For true equality, men and women must work together, for each other. This isn't a female issue -- this is a human issue. The beauty of this is that men and women, while inherently equal, are also inherently very different.

Lean In AND Speak Out

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Dr. Cindy Haines

As a woman who wants to be liked, I stay (publicly) silent on a lot. What I am realizing is that in doing so, I am doing a massive disservice to human beings around me.

I Think, Therefore I Suffer -- That's Why I Need Yoga

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

This is where the whole philosophy of yoga, incorporating so much more than just physical practice, comes into play. It's the notion that anything that turns you back to yourself, your inner wisdom, is yoga.

The Experience of TEDMED 2013

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

So what's really the point of TEDMED? To liberate from routine and help our most innovative thinkers take chances and do things they wouldn't normally do, see things through a different lens. Innovate our way to a better future.

Your Health Is in Your Hands

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 06.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

Think health reform is solely in the hands of politicians, bureaucrats, and giant corporations? It's not. Every time you go to the doctor, you have the chance to help reform our health care system into a more streamlined, effective, and inexpensive machine.

The $2 Trillion Question

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

Why is it that America is still spending $2 trillion on health care, mostly treating people after they become sick? How can we shift money toward prevention, where each dollar can save us multiple dollars on treatment?

We Can Aim for More Than a Long, Sick, Expensive Life

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 06.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

The problem is actually that we're living longer, but the longevity is fueled by very expensive chronic diseases that were preventable. The dream of living a long, healthy life has been replaced by living a long, sick life.

Medical Consumers Are Gaining More Power

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 10.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

Many Americans are getting their health coverage through high-deductible plans these days, so they have a newfound interest in seeking bargains ...

Should We Think Twice Before Drawing Blood?

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 10.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

People have needless biopsies, CT scans and other testing every day after a blood test opens the door to a concern -- and these can lead to major costs and complications.

Could A Happier Work Life Mean A Longer Life?

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 10.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

A new study finds that if the time you spend at work is isolating and stressful, it can also impact your health ... and could lead you to clock out of your life early, too.

Don't Skip That 10-Minute Workout -- Here's Why

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 10.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

Within reasonable limits, more exercise is better for you than less exercise.

Health Screenings: Timing Could Make All The Differnce

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 09.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

It seems that in fairy tales and bedtime stories something is always too big or too small. We run into the same thing here in the real world, including the health care field.

Taking Charge Of Your Own Health Care

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 09.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

Doctors and other providers can offer tools that help you stave off disease and stay healthy, like medications, surgery and other treatments. But oftentimes, you're the one who has to make sure these tools work.

Nabbing The Obesity Epidemic At Its Roots

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 08.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

Thanks to a new report, we can trace the roots of adult obesity to a younger age than you might have suspected.

What Patients Can Do To Avoid Medication Errors

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 08.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

Unfortunately, too-few experts offer the following advice: People can -- and should -- simply reduce the number of medications they need.

How To Build A Better Relationship With Your Doctor

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 06.16.2011 | Home
Dr. Cindy Haines

I think it's possible to stay healthier for less money. One of the most important steps to take in getting there is to effectively partner with a primary care provider.