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

C Diff Treatments Can Include Antibiotics and Probiotics

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C Diff Treatments Can Include Antibiotics and Probiotics

If you’re experiencing symptoms associated with c diff, or clostridium difficile, you’re undoubtedly considering trying C diff treatments on your own. It’s mostly diarrhea with some stomach cramping, right? Surely, you don’t need a doctor? Aren’t most C diff treatments just anti-diarrheal? Wrong, wrong, and absolutely not.

Just treating the symptoms—diarrhea,

Probiotics and Antibiotics Should Go Together Like Cheese and Wine

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Probiotics and Antibiotics Should Go Together Like Cheese and Wine

Many people believe using probiotics and antibiotics together is a necessity. That’s because antibiotics do not discriminate. They wipe out all bacteria in their path, whether harmful or good, which can upset healthy balances in the gastrointestinal tract and other body functions.  To avoid losing the good bacteria, many people

Bladder Control Begins with Behavior Modification

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Bladder Control Begins with Behavior Modification

If you’ve experienced urinary incontinence, you know all about bladder control—or a lack thereof. It’s when you leak urine involuntarily while coughing or sneezing and/or you are unable to get to the bathroom before urine is released.

A study published in Reviews in Urology stated that incontinence can become a problem

Anaplasmosis: Tick-Borne Disease Is Gearing Up and On the Rise

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Anaplasmosis: Tick-Borne Disease Is Gearing Up and On the Rise

Ticks are nasty bugs that transmit a number of diseases, among them anaplasmosis. What is anaplasmosis? It’s caused by the bacteria Anaplasma phagocytophilum, which the tick shares when it bites a host. Anaplasmosis is the second-most common tick disease, after Lyme disease. While the incidence of Lyme disease dwarfs that

Water Filtration Starts at the Municipal Level

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Water Filtration Starts at the Municipal Level

More and more people are concerned that tap water isn’t safe so they’re choosing instead to purchase bottled water, believing it has been through “water filtration” and is therefore safer to drink. Maybe. Water filtration isn’t a cut-and-dried process, and bottled water isn’t necessarily the safest choice.

Many methods

The Future May Bring a Reliable Bipolar Test

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The Future May Bring a Reliable Bipolar Test

If you’re looking for a bipolar test because you’re dealing with mood swings and worried you have early signs of bipolar disease—also called manic depression or manic-depressive disorder—you’re going to be disappointed.  There is no reliable, confirmed diagnostic bipolar test to confirm a diagnosis for the over-the-top shifts in a