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

Daily Aspirin Regimen: The Pros and Cons

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Daily Aspirin Regimen: The Pros and Cons

Aspirin has been around for more than 100 years, and it continues to pique interest in the medical research community because there’s still more to learn about the full extent of its power. We know aspirin for iIs ability to relieve pain and support heart health. According to recent studies, a daily

Which Exercise Is Best for Weight Loss?

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Which Exercise Is Best for Weight Loss?

Deciding which exercise is best for weight loss can be a dilemma for anyone who doesn’t already play a sport or exercise regularly. The very fact that we may be hunting for an answer to that question acknowledges that we want to accomplish our weight loss goal as quickly as

The Boundless Benefits of Stretching

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The Boundless Benefits of Stretching

One of the major benefits of stretching involves emotional and mental health: It makes you feel good. Think about how you feel after you’ve been sitting at a desk for several hours, or when you get up out of your seat after a long plane flight: You’re stiff. But once

Ehrlichiosis: Another Tick-Borne Disease on the Rise

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Ehrlichiosis: Another Tick-Borne Disease on the Rise

What is ehrlichiosis? It’s a bacterial disease of the white blood cells. Spread by ticks, ehrlichiosis affects all mammals, including people. Two bacteria in particular are known to cause the disease—Ehrlichia chaffeensis and Ehrlichia ewingii. A third, Ehrlichia muris, is being evaluated as another cause. According to the U.S. National

Meat Temperature Is a Safety Issue You Shouldn’t Ignore

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Meat Temperature Is a Safety Issue You Shouldn’t Ignore

Meat temperature, not the color or texture of the cooked meat, is the proper way to determine whether your food is thoroughly cooked. For example, we’re all taught that chicken must be white to indicate it’s done (as opposed to raw pink), but meat temperature is the true guide of

Ibuprofen vs. Naproxen: What’s the Difference?

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Ibuprofen vs. Naproxen: What’s the Difference?

When you have pain, such as a headache, the last thing you want to do is an in-depth study of ibuprofen vs. naproxen to decide which is best to take. Thankfully, you don’t have to because they both relieve headaches, and they both have a lower risk of bleeding than

How to Get Rid of Ticks on Dogs

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How to Get Rid of Ticks on Dogs

Ticks are eight-legged arachnids—meaning they’re not actually insects—that feed on the blood of mammals. When they feed, they usually spread disease. Nasty critters. If you’ve experienced the discovery of a tick on your pooch, your instinct likely was: Grab it! Before you dig in, though, it helps to know how

“Normal” Urine Color: 50 Shades of Yellow

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“Normal” Urine Color: 50 Shades of Yellow

Pretty much everyone knows his or her normal urine color (or subtle range of urine colors). If the shade changes a great deal, however, we can become a little alarmed.

But hold on. While urine color is a centuries-old diagnostic tool, many shades of yellow can be perfectly normal, even if