Dr. Cindy Haines, MD

Bio

Dr. Cynthia Haines, a practicing family doctor and professor of medicine, plays an integral role in global medical news coverage for health care professionals and patients alike. This is accomplished through Dr. Cynthia Haines' role as Chief Medical Officer of HealthDay and Managing Editor of HealthDay-Physician's Briefing, the daily syndicated video segments "HealthDay TV," frequent radio segments and online content production.

In addition to her work above, Dr. Cynthia D. Haines, M.D. is a member of the staff and faculty of the department of family and community medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri. A board-certified family physician, Dr. Haines is a member and/or director of several organizations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Medical Association. She currently serves as immediate Past President of the Saint Louis Academy of Family Physicians, serves as a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine, and is also a member of the International Mensa Society.

An early college admit at age 16, Dr. Haines received her double degree in biology and psychology from Saint Louis University and a doctorate of medicine with distinction from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Cynthia Haines' first book, The New Prescription: How to Get the Best Health Care in a Broken System (HCI Books; Dr. Cynthia Haines and Eric Metcalf), is now available.

Dr. Cynthia Haines is also a contributor to the Huffington Post and can be found on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/DrCindyHaines and Twitter @drcindyhaines.

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  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of sleep not only puts teens at risk for poor grades, it also puts them at increased risk for obesity, researchers warn.

    The study authors analyzed data collected from more than 10,000 Americans when they were aged 16 and 21. Nearly one-fif...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More children are hit by cars during September than any other month of the year, according to Safe Kids Worldwide.

    This means that parents, drivers and others need to be especially vigilant about traffic safety when schools across the United State...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping children's lunchboxes clean helps protect them from foodborne illness, an expert says.

    That's because dirty lunchboxes may contain bacteria that can make youngsters sick, explained Natasha Haynes, a family and co...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Poor nutrition can translate to poor performance in school, experts say.

    Allison Bourgraf, a clinical dietitian at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, offers these tips about healthy diets for schoolchildren in a medical center n...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Before you decide it's safe to make a quick dash into the pharmacy while your toddler is asleep in a car seat during the hot months of summer, consider this: More than 600 children in the United States have died of vehicle-related heat stroke since 1998.<

    ...Full Article
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many obese and overweight kids don't see themselves that way, which makes achieving a healthy weight almost impossible, researchers report.

    In a new study, 27 percent of children and teens underestimated their weight. Fewer than 3 percent overes...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many teens never outgrow their "growing pains," according to new research.

    Knee pain can persist for years, affecting teens' participation in sports and other activities, a Danish study found. If left untreated, so-called growing pains can beco...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Guys, a loving spouse may save your life, U.S. health officials say. But living with a significant other doesn't appear to confer the same health benefits as marriage.

    Single and married men are more likely to see a doctor regularly than those...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly all the U.S. patients who receive implanted heart defibrillators have insurance and most of them are men, a new study reports.

    "The striking results show that major disparities are present with [implantable cardioverter defibrillator] implant...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- To mark Mother's Day, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is offering new moms tips and advice as they begin their journey into parenthood.

    First, schedule regular preventive "well-child" visits with your infant's pediatrician. If you're between a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating fruits and vegetables may reduce your stroke risk, according to a new review of worldwide research.

    Stroke risk declined by 32 percent for every 200 grams of fruit consumed each day, and by 11 percent for every 200 grams of daily v...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One-quarter of U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have trouble getting enough access to enough food, according to new research.

    The researchers, from the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Department of Veterans Affairs, surve...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having a beer a few times a week might help women avoid painful rheumatoid arthritis, a new study suggests.

    The disease, which affects women more than men, is a form of arthritis linked to immune system dysfunction. According to the Arthritis F...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research has confirmed that camels can transmit the deadly MERS virus to people.

    Virologists at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria, found that the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome viruses in camels and people in the same ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure affects about one-third of American adults and raises their risk for heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney failure and death, but there are many medications available to lower blood pressure.

    Exercise, weight loss and redu...Full Article