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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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?
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.
How ovaries impact a woman’s everyday life  Featured
How ovaries impact a woman’s everyday life
If you aren’t pregnant they are likely not top of mind, but an OBGYN shares 5 facts every woman should know.
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.
Are classroom chairs a thing of the past? 
Are classroom chairs a thing of the past?
A recent study reveals a health benefit to new flexible seating options for kids.
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.