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!).

Posts from Diane Benson

What’s your chance of living another 10 years?

New formula can tell you. No crystal ball required.

Lunch please, but hold the arsenic

Babies who drink formula may have higher exposure to arsenic than breast-fed infants.

Friday Food Rule

Eat your colors.

Friday Food Rule

Eat all the junk food you want. As long as you cook it yourself.

Prenatal DNA test gets positive review

A simple test of Mom’s blood appears to do a better job of predicting chromosomal abnormalities than traditional screenings.

Friday Food Rule

Eat foods made from ingredients you can picture in their raw state or growing in nature.

Vacations, viruses and vaccines, oh my!

As the Disneyland measles outbreak continues to spread, should Michiganders be concerned?

Friday Food Rule

Eat when you’re hungry. Not when you’re bored.

Obesity basics: 9 facts that could change your life

Knowledge is power when it comes to your weight and your health.