Articles by "Jennifer Benson"

Jennifer Benson
Jennifer Benson

Jennifer Benson, health enews contributor, is manager of public affairs and marketing at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin. She has 10+ years of community development and communication experience for non-profits in the Elgin area and has a BA in Architecture from Judson University. Outside of work you can find her planning the next adventure near water or rocks, re-organizing spaces, entertaining two needy cats, defaulting to curry or taco dinners, and growing green things wherever she can find room.

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One breast cancer patient’s difficult promise to her kids 
One breast cancer patient’s difficult promise to her kids
Last August, Sharry Herritt Spencley noticed a swelling on her right breast when she was taking a shower.
Paying it forward 
Paying it forward
Disturbed by the financial troubles of fellow oncology patients, one woman created a fund to shorten the gap.
Salad bars: A healthy option, or just as bad as a burger? 
Salad bars: A healthy option, or just as bad as a burger?
Many not-so-healthy options are typically available. Here’s what to choose.
How research saved this physician’s son 
How research saved this physician’s son
A pediatric hospitalist shares the story of her son born at just 30 weeks.
Are you repressing your emotions? 
Are you repressing your emotions?
Research offers insight into the personalities of those who stifle their feelings and reveals the health risks.
Pickle juice, lotion and ice: How a 17-year old girl faced cancer head on 
Pickle juice, lotion and ice: How a 17-year old girl faced cancer head on
Nurses and physicians rally with family to offer support and healing for a University of Iowa athlete.
Carrie Underwood’s injury brings plastic surgery questions into spotlight  Featured
Carrie Underwood’s injury brings plastic surgery questions into spotlight
An expert explains when injuries from common accidents like falls, car accidents and dog bites need extra attention.