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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

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The Problem with Processed Meats
Nutrition 5/26/2016

[caption id="attachment_13350" align="alignright" width="300"] Processed meats have been linked to colorectal cancer.[/caption] What’s a sub without salami? A pizza without pepperoni? If you’re a fan of these and other processed meats, it may be time to consider cutting back. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)…

canola oil
The Canola Oil Controversy
Nutrition 4/26/2016

Learn more about the misconceptions and the many health benefits of canola oil, one of the most versatile cooking oils available.

sugary drinks
Are Sugary Drinks Worse Than Dessert?

People often forget about the hidden calories in beverages. Drinks often can be loaded with sugar, and studies have shown that increased consumption of these sugary drinks is associated with the rise in obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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