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Diane Benson

Diane Benson is a contributing writer and editor for Health Beat. Health care marketing and communications has been her ‘beat’ for more than 20 years. She enjoys the challenge of distilling complex health science information into interesting facts and tips people can really use. Diane plays with the West Michigan Flute Orchestra, rides horses, and does her best to carve out time to enjoy the lakeshore life around her home in Grand Haven. She also enjoys gardening, hiking, yoga, greyhounds and spending time with her teenage son (when he allows it!).

Diane Benson

Posts from Diane Benson

Patient Story

Spirits soar with special airport tour

Memories take flight for man with traumatic brain injury.

Eat your way to a healthier colon

Learn how to lower your risk of colorectal cancer—one mouthful at a time.

Is ‘do nothing’ weight loss in our future?

Researchers discover a way to turn bad fat cells good, but expert says the magic pill is still a ways off.

MIND your berries and love your leafy greens

Follow this winning dietary formula to keep your brain young, reduce risk of Alzheimer’s.

4 things to know before getting ‘the little pink pill’

FDA approves Addyi for female sexual desire disorder, but there's a lot more to this condition that needs to be explored.

Avoid this summer’s enterovirus

Young people are most at risk for infection. Find out what to look for and what to do if it strikes you.

Patient Story

The jubilant pulmonologist

A bright future is no longer just a fairy tale for patients with cystic fibrosis.

Is your office chair trying to kill you?

Try these 4 ways to make your workplace furniture ‘work’ for you.

Constipation 911

Emergency room visits for constipation have risen significantly. If you’re plugged up, don't just sit there. Speak up!

A hotbed for herpes or just hype?

Skin cancer isn’t the only danger from indoor tanning. Find out what else may be lurking under those lights.

Attacking Alzheimer’s

One family's journey with dementia illustrates how research breakthroughs, partnerships may clear path for better understanding, treatment of this elusive and incurable disease.

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