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Pat FitzGerald

Pat FitzGerald

Managing Editor

Pat brings her experience as a research librarian and as a marketing manager to  American Bone Health’s website. She earned a master’s degree in library science from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in public management from Carnegie Mellon University.

She has been a Peer Educator since 2012 and serves on American Bone Health’s Education Advisory Committee.

Pat also teaches yoga, tai chi, and fall prevention classes with a focus on older adults.

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.