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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Does your breath reek? 5 potential reasons why 
Does your breath reek? 5 potential reasons why
While you may just need to grab a mint, your chronic bad breath could signal something more serious.
Understanding palliative care 
Understanding palliative care
Researchers find the often misunderstood service can increase quality of life and lower cancer patients’ depression levels.
Understanding your family health genealogy 
Understanding your family health genealogy
‘Six years ago I turned 30 and my body experienced a health shift.’ To prevent future health issues, look to the past.
Should you be concerned about Apple’s new AirPods? 
Should you be concerned about Apple’s new AirPods?
With new technology comes new health worries. An oncologist weighs in on the latest release and whether you should think twice before your next purchase.
Flu shot has added benefits for diabetics 
Flu shot has added benefits for diabetics
Physicians underline the importance of the influenza vaccine and explain some common misconceptions.
Are you repressing your emotions? 
Are you repressing your emotions?
Several studies offer insight into the personalities of those who repress their emotions and reveal the health risks they can face.
Do you need routine full-body skin cancer screenings? 
Do you need routine full-body skin cancer screenings?
A panel of medical experts concludes there is not enough evidence to prove the exams help reduce the number of deaths from melanoma.