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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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.
Infographic: 5 reasons your breath stinks 
Infographic: 5 reasons your breath stinks
While you may just need a mint, your chronic bad breath could signal something more serious.
Can your grandfather’s eating habits affect your likelihood for obesity? 
Can your grandfather’s eating habits affect your likelihood for obesity?
A new study shines a spotlight on men’s health at the time of conception.
Ask a Doc: Can my child catch a cold from being cold? 
Ask a Doc: Can my child catch a cold from being cold?
A pediatrician answers a common query and offers some tips to keeping your kids healthy this summer.