Author: Holly Cooper Ford
Holly Cooper Ford is a freelance writer and editor based in Atlanta. She received her journalism degree from the University of Georgia prior to moving to New York City, where she worked at Rolling Stone and Mademoiselle magazines. She was on staff at Creative Loafing Atlanta and then led the editorial team at Plow & Hearth catalog in Virginia prior to making the move to healthcare marketing in 2007. In addition to writing for the blog, Holly manages the UVA Physician Resource website, contributes regularly to Vim & Vigor magazine and writes a monthly UVA health column for the Daily Progress.
Posts by Holly Cooper Ford
Need an X-Ray? 3 Things You Need to Know About Diagnostic Medical Imaging
Doctors have been using diagnostic medical imaging for decades. The technology has improved significantly in recent years, making the tests more accurate and safer than ever before. Yet thanks to some common myths and misconceptions, some people still shy away from getting scanned. Diagnostic medical physicist Allen Goode, MS, DABR, sets…
Stop Smoking: One More Reason to Quit for Good
Smoking has been attributed to a variety of illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer. But smoking also may put you at increased risk for complications of coronavirus.
Myths vs. Facts About Virtual Medical Appointments
Healthcare systems like UVA have been using virtual medical appointments to connect patients and caregivers for more than two decades. However, telemedicine has become a necessity due to the quarantine.
Is Colon Cancer Hereditary?
A family history of colon cancer is a greater risk factor than smoking, sedentary lifestyle and other modifiable risk factors.