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Why You Need Your Calcium

May 1, 2018

Why You Need Your Calcium | motherscircle.net
Thank you to Caitlin Hoff of ConsumerSafety.org for today’s post in honor of National Osteoporosis Awareness Month. 

Among the many chores and delights of being a parent, a responsibility that was once your mother’s is now yours: encouraging your child to get their calcium. If you mother was anything like mine, a glass of milk was served nightly in your house along with clear instructions to grow strong bones and stave off the osteoporosis that runs in your family. We may laugh at this and the “got milk?” posters of our past, but osteoporosis is a real problem and it’s time we talked about bone health for the modern family.

While nearly 53 million Americans are at an increased risk for bone fractures, most people don’t know that they have osteoporosis or low bone density until they actually fracture a bone. After a certain age, we all naturally experience a decline in bone mass over time. However, a person with osteoporosis or osteopenia – when bone density is low but not low enough to be considered osteoporosis – cannot feel that their bones are weaker than normal. Only a bone density test or certain imaging scans can show your bone’s true health status. This is why it’s so important to know the risk factors that lead to osteoporosis and understand the actions we can take to prevent bone loss.

Ovarian Cancer: A deadly disease you may not know much about

September 12, 2017

Thank you to ConsumerSafety.org for this guest post to educate
Mother’s Circle readers on ovarian cancer.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness | motherscircle.net
September is here! School is back in session, it’s sweater season again, and #PSL (pumpkin spice latte) is back! What could be better? The answer – teal! While September brings the start of fall, we also honor National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Walks and fundraisers will be happening all across the country to support the research and patients of this life-threatening disease. While getting involved or donating toward these efforts is truly wonderful, another simple way to mark the occasion and make a difference is to learn more about ovarian cancer and spread this important information to the women in your life who could potentially be at risk one day.

Every 23 seconds, a woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In the United States alone, that’s over 22,000 women diagnosed per year.

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