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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5 reasons your breath smells  Featured
5 reasons your breath smells
You may just need to grab a mint. Or your chronic bad breath could signal something more serious.
10 uncommon tips to avoid winter weight gain  Featured
10 uncommon tips to avoid winter weight gain
Prevent post-holiday pounds with these proven methods.
Featured Recipe: Chipotle-stuffed sweet potatoes 
Featured Recipe: Chipotle-stuffed sweet potatoes
A dietitian says choosing delicious foods with fiber doesn’t have to be difficult.
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.
Featured Recipe: Guacamole bruschetta 
Featured Recipe: Guacamole bruschetta
An easy to prepare, delicious, low-fat appetizer that can even be used as a topping to grilled chicken or fish.
Going to the hospital…to get married? 
Going to the hospital…to get married?
A close-knit family, caring nurses and staff all made sure a father and daughter could enjoy a very special day.
Every two minutes, someone in the U.S. dies from this 
Every two minutes, someone in the U.S. dies from this
More than 40 percent of Americans haven’t heard of it.