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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Top 5 pregnancy diet myths 
Top 5 pregnancy diet myths
You’ve likely heard them all before, but which are fact and which are fiction? A medical expert explains.
A dog that can truly understand what patients are going through 
A dog that can truly understand what patients are going through
This animal therapy dog can relate to cancer patients because she’s a cancer survivor too.
7 morning routines that wear you out 
7 morning routines that wear you out
You may blame a poor night’s sleep for being tired. But one expert says your morning routine may be the real culprit.
Norovirus, cold or flu: Which is it?  Featured
Norovirus, cold or flu: Which is it?
A recent outbreak of norovirus shut down an Illinois high school. Do you know the difference between common illnesses and what to do when you have them?
Are you repressing your emotions? 
Are you repressing your emotions?
Research offers insight into the personalities of those who repress their emotions and reveals the health risks.
This new trendy tea has preventative and healing traits 
This new trendy tea has preventative and healing traits
It’s been known for centuries to lower cholesterol and protect against cancer. Should it replace your morning cup of joe?
Naughty or nice? Holiday items to avoid 
Naughty or nice? Holiday items to avoid
Baking cookies or putting up a tree this year? An expert lends advice on how to keep your family safe over the holidays.