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Kathy Williams, EdD

Kathy Williams

Kathy is the Education Specialist for the Healthy Bones Program at Southern California Kaiser Permanente. With a nursing background, BA in healthcare management, MA in gerontology, and a doctorate in education, Kathy brings innovative ideas on consumer education. In addition to receiving a number of awards for her work, Kathy is a frequent lecturer on bone health and osteoporosis prevention and has published a number of articles on osteoporosis disease management.

What to know about bone health
and fracture prevention during COVID-19

  • Remove fall dangers in your home.
  • Stay physically active, and at least 6 feet away from others.
  • Eat for proper nutrition, and take a supplement if needed to get enough calcium and vitamin D.
  • Stick with your osteoporosis medicines and ask your doctor for extra if you’re unable to go to the pharmacy.
  • If you are due for Reclast, there is little concern about delaying for a few weeks or months.
  • If you take Prolia or Evenity injections, don’t miss your appointment.  Some facilities offer “drive-through” injections. Check with your doctor.
  • Bone density testing can be postponed, if necessary.
  • Speak with your doctor about the possibility of telephone and video visits.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a page with steps you can take to reduce your risk of catching the virus if you have a chronic illness.

Be well. We are here for you if you have any questions.