About the Author

Cindy Foley

Cindy Foley

Cindy Foley became part of Belvoir Media Group when she helped launch the award-winning publication Michael Plumb’s Horse Journal in February 1994. Previously assistant editor at The Chronicle of the Horse, Foley remained Horse Journal’s editor-in-chief through the publication’s final issue in December 2014.

The daughter of a family doctor and a graduate of LeMoyne College with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Foley was asked in 1992 to help a friend manage his medical practice. In the years that followed, she built an expertise in medical management, patient education, medical billing, HIPAA, and navigating Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurance plans. She has written several articles and patient-education pamphlets for medical practices and helped develop two medical websites. Her management career included oncology, obstetrics, and gynecology. She is currently office manager for a prominent uro-gynecologist in Syracuse, N.Y.

In 2015, Foley's Horse Journal connection and her avid love of dog agility led to writing and special projects for Belvoir Media Group’s The Whole Dog Journal. She has three Papillon dogs and three horses that keep her busy when she’s not busy at her desk or reading mystery-suspense novels.

Articles by Cindy Foley

What Are Triglycerides? And How Do We Keep Our Levels in Check?

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What Are Triglycerides? And How Do We Keep Our Levels in Check?

Triglycerides are important to our bodies. They’re composed of glycerol and three fatty acids, hence the name “triglycerides.” In your body, they combine with blood proteins to form lipoproteins. The liver then sends those lipoproteins (the cholesterols LDL and HDL are lipoproteins) out to transport fats to other tissues to

Even a Benign Tumor Needs Treatment

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Even a Benign Tumor Needs Treatment

Here’s the deal: A benign tumor is still a tumor. No, it’s not cancer, but it’s still an abnormal growth that shouldn’t be present in your body. And anything abnormal, including a benign tumor, needs to be monitored, at the very least.

Obviously, the diagnosis of a benign tumor is better

Bristol Stool Chart: What It Can Tell You About Your Health

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Bristol Stool Chart: What It Can Tell You About Your Health

Do you use the Bristol Stool Chart? It’s a human-poop evaluation guide developed at the British Royal Infirmary in 1997. It can help you determine if your feces are normal. The Bristol Stool Chart—also called the Bristol Stool Scale—s widely used in clinical settings, especially with patients battling irritable bowel

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8. Adjusting for Age

Our bodies change as we age. Some of these changes are obvious, but others are not. Metabolism slows, sense of taste and smell lessen, and we digest and absorb some nutrients differently. We lose muscle, gain health problems, and adjust to changing social circumstances. Fortunately, adjustments to dietary intake and

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9. Coping with Chronic Health Conditions

If you are living with a chronic health condition, you may feel some of the information on diet and exercise presented in this book is not for you. The fact is, eating well and moving your body is good for nearly every condition, appropriately adapted, of course. This chapter will

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7. Get Moving

Hopefully the information in earlier chapters has convinced you that getting moving is essential to promoting good health and active aging! The first step in becoming active or increasing your activity level is to remove any barriers that might exist. Behavior change is difficult, and life can get in the

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6. Healthful Eating Made Easy

Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless, and it doesn’t have to be difficult to make. With a little preparation and some practice, you can make small changes to your dietary intake that can add up to big benefits for your health.
Small Changes and Super Swaps
Sometimes small changes