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Women's conference 2018

Check out highlights from our recent women’s conference. KIWH hosts similar wellness events throughout the year so women are empowered to take charge of their health.


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Discover the physical benefits of yoga for women, including increased flexibility, decreased depression and better strength and balance.
Learn about high risk pregnancy and strategies for ensuring the best possible outcome for mother and baby.
Find out the latest findings on women’s brain health, including lowering your risk for developing age-related dementia.
Learn about common repetitive stress injuries of the hand and how you can prevent them.
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September 2018

Be in the know. As your trusted partner, we’re here to help you take charge of your own health and wellness. Check back each month for tips and insights from our experts.

Be Aware of Food Allergy Symptoms
Although most food allergies begin in childhood, they can also develop later in life. In fact, about 15 percent of food-allergic adults developed their condition as adults (source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology). Symptoms of food allergies, which can begin at any age, include: itching in the mouth, difficulty swallowing and breathing, swelling of the eyes, hives, eczema, asthma, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. The most common foods associated with food allergies include shellfish, tree nuts, fish, soy and peanuts. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you suspect a food allergy.

Reap the Benefits of Bowling
Dating back more than 4,000 years to Greece and Rome, bowling is among the oldest sports that is still played today. Bowling also remains the largest participation sport in the United States with more than 25 percent of Americans bowling each year (source: Bowling Foundation). And, the health benefits of the game are numerous. Bowling improves muscle tone and strength, as well as flexibility. It also burns up to 300 calories per hour while improving hand eye coordination. And, there’s also the social aspect of bowling from enjoying a game with friends or family.

Think Beyond the Sandwich for School (and Office) Lunches
Are you tired of packing sandwiches for lunch? Fortunately, there are some high-protein, flavorful sandwich alternatives that can bring some excitement back into lunch. A hard-boiled egg is a simple option with six grams of protein and brain-boosting choline. Cheese, crackers and cherry tomatoes are easy to pack finger foods that also are ideal for lunch. Or, pack a variety of healthy snacks that enable you to break away from the main dish sandwich construct. Choose easy-to-pack foods like edamame, garbanzo beans, pumpkin seeds and peanuts.

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