NORWALK, Conn. - Oct. 22, 2007 -- Dr. Cindy Dennison Haines has been named Managing Editor of HealthDay's Physician's Briefing, a daily news service for health and medical professionals."We're delighted to have Cindy take the leading role in managing Physician's Briefing's editing and writing team," said Editor-in-Chief Barry Hoffman, who oversees both the professional news service and HealthDay, a leading daily health news service for consumers. "Her knowledge of important medical issues and research into diseases helps the daily news on our Physician's Briefing wire pinpoint those topics that health professionals will find particularly compelling."
Dr. Haines, 36, a family physician, is on staff at St. John's Mercy Medical Center and an assistant clinical professor at Saint Louis University's School of Medicine in the Department of Community and Family Medicine.
Before joining Physician's Briefing full time, Dr. Haines ran her own medical communications consulting firm and has been a medical writer, senior medical editor and consultant to both consumer and professional healthcare content providers.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degrees in biology and psychology from Saint Louis University. She also studied medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and earned an M.D. with Distinction, as well as a Geriatric Scholar's Award.
Dr. Haines is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is board certified in Family Medicine. She is also active in the St. Louis business and health community, serving as vice president of the board for the Saint Louis Academy of Family Physicians and director of marketing and publicity for the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (St. Louis chapter).
Physician's Briefing is a division of ScoutNews, LLC, a Norwalk, Conn.-based news and information company.
The news service provides timely and concise summaries from peer-reviewed medical journals and sends updates twice daily, providing a minimum of 15 articles a day across 21 different medical specialties. Our editors review more than 75 top medical journals monthly and more than 150 journals quarterly.
Clients include Thomson's PDR and Advanstar's journal Medical Economics, Web-based physician-serving companies such as Epocrates and HealthBanks, and major hospitals. The HealthDay news service offers daily consumer health news that can be found on more than 4,000 Web sites as diverse as AOL, Yahoo! Health, the Washingtonpost.com, Forbes.com, and more than 1,500 hospital Web sites.
HealthDay launched our streaming news service, HD Live!, having noticed that health audiences now demand a mix of text and multimedia content.
HealthDay Correspondent Mabel Jong discusses topical health issues with the experts in their field. HD Live! offers excellent insight into the critical thinking behind public health administration, and also goes behind the scenes of the latest scientific research.
What is HD Live!<p>In 2020, HealthDay launched our live streaming news service called HD Live!, having noticed that health audiences now demand a mix of text and multimedia content. </p><p>Twice a month, award-winning HealthDay journalist Mabel Jong - a former news anchor and correspondent with CNBC, NBC News and ABC News - discusses topical health issues with experts in that field.</p><p>HD Live! offers excellent insight into the critical thinking behind public health administration, and also goes behind the scenes in terms of the latest scientific research.</p>
Why Do Leading Medical Media and Hospitals Use HD Live!<p>"Streaming" is one of the hottest areas in media today. HealthDay's HD Live! service enables our users to provide live streaming programing to their social media or website without having to do any production or technical integration on their own. Our HD Live! sessions can be pushed to the destination of your choice. You sign up and we take care of the live stream from there. </p>
How it is Delivered<p>Our live streams are delivered through our broadcast platform directly to your destination. In certain cases this may require minor settings involving RTMP, but for most social media destinations all that is necessary is that you provide access. We are also able to deliver the recorded streams as an mp4 file.</p>
The stories contain step-by-step guides to diseases and conditions, ranging from how a baby develops and grows, to memory care for Alzheimer's patients. Resources include information on disease and condition management, prevention and self-care, when to consult a physician, what to ask the physician and educational quizzes to test knowledge and track symptom progression.
What is HealthDay’s Wellness Library?<p>HealthDay's Wellness Library is a collection of more than 1,500 original encyclopedic health and medical articles. The reference-style library features informative articles, special reports, first-person essays, quizzes and much more. Arranged into 42 topic centers ranging from Alzheimer's to Women's Health, the Wellness Library offers "what you need to know" content on a wide variety of topics.</p><p>The stories contain step-by-step guides to diseases and conditions, ranging from how a baby develops and grows, to memory care for Alzheimer's patients. Resources include information on disease and condition management, prevention and self-care, when to consult a physician, what to ask the physician and educational quizzes to test knowledge and track symptom progression.</p>
Why Do Leading Medical Media and Hospitals Use the Wellness Library?<p>While large research hospitals may have ample resources to create their own health and wellness libraries, regional hospitals and health facilities such as Citrus Valley Health Partners, Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana and Northern Hospital of Surry County know they need to provide basic patient education as part of their service. They turn to HealthDay's Wellness Library as a turn-key solution for a fraction the cost of making it themselves. HealthDay even takes care of reviewing and updating the content annually to ensure it stays up to date.</p><p>This deep and focused body of easy-to-understand and informative content is an excellent reference tool for engaging clients. Because of the highly granular nature of the content, clients find exactly what they are interested in reading, thus reducing bounce rates. The Wellness Library is also an excellent range of content from an SEO client acquisition standpoint.</p><p>Clients whose business model depends upon client behavioral change, such as wellness platforms, leverage this content to educate and inspire clients. </p>
HealthDay Living is an extensive library of high quality Mp4 health and wellness videos, each 60-75 seconds in length. Videos are categorized into 6 main subject areas: Diet and Fitness, Health & Wellness, Nutritious Foods, Healthy Recipes, Beauty Tips and Personal Relationships.