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Thoughts for First-Year Med Students

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

What I wanted for my life, in my choice of career, was a way to live a meaningful existence. Not have "just a job" -- something that I had to do for money to survive or thrive, but rather a fulfilling of a calling.

TV: Killing Us Softly?

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 09.15.2014 | 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.

First Impressions of Our Future Health: Thoughts From TEDMED 2012

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

This week, I have seen a potential future of the nation's health -- and heard from and interacted with some of the players that are trying to impact and improve it.

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.

Are Primary Care Physicians Going Extinct?

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 07.03.2011 | Home
Dr. Cindy Haines

Fewer medical students are entering general internal medicine these days. This is a huge problem because the numbers of those in need of general medical services are going in the other direction: up, up, up.