Education

Arthritis Center of Nebraska believes patient education is a critical component in what we do. We provide a variety of resources about arthritis, osteoporosis and other autoimmune diseases and musculoskeletal conditions.

Should you get the Covid vaccine booster?

Aug 19, 2021
On Aug. 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for certain immunocompromised patients. The authorization was based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ unanimous decision to recommend…
Categorized in: COVID, General

Appreciation: A farewell letter from Dr. Valente

Jun 16, 2021
One year ago, when I made the decision to stop working and retire, I knew that this last year of work would involve significant transition. I gradually reduced my work demands and obligations. I did whatever I could to try to find a replacement for myself, but this was not to be. They are now just…
Categorized in: General

Technology providing cleaner, safer air at ACN

Dec 22, 2020
A new Global Plasma Solutions (GPS) air-cleaning system will result in safer air for patients and staff at Arthritis Center of Nebraska. It is scheduled for installation over the Christmas holiday. The system reduces the infectivity of certain virus by 90% or more. It produces a 99.9% inactivation…
Categorized in: COVID, General

Support for COVID-19 Vaccines

Dec 16, 2020
From the American College of Rheumatology and the Arthritis Center of Nebraska Modified March 23, 2021 Vaccinations are in the news again due to the approval of several vaccines (more than 135 in development) against SARS-CoV-2…
Categorized in: COVID, General

Advanced Practice Providers:

Oct 23, 2020
At Arthritis Center of Nebraska, our Advanced Practice Providers play a unique role in helping patients live a better life with arthritis.
Categorized in: General

4 Tips for Self-Managing Arthritis Pain

Sep 21, 2020
Unfortunately, arthritis can mean living with pain. Fortunately, you can manage it. Here are four tips for self-managing your arthritis pain: 1) Take Your Meds After all, that’s what they’re there for. Prescription or over-the-counter medications recommended by your…
Categorized in: Arthritis, Pain Management

Is it safe? In wake of pandemic, risks and rewards vary by activity.

Jul 09, 2020
By now, you know the basics of how to protect yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as directed health measures relax and more of us get out and about, you may wonder which activities are safe and which aren’t. Low-risk activities Going to the doctor — The safety…
Categorized in: COVID, General
Rheumatic Diseases Don't Stop During a Pandemic

Rheumatic diseases don't stop during a pandemic.

May 15, 2020
Important message about coronavirus Regular Hours Resumed June 15, 2020 Monday through Thursday: 7:00 AM to 4:30 PMFriday: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM temporary Office Hours During Covid-19 were... Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM Your Medication If…
Categorized in: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Arthritis, COVID, Diagnosis / Treatments, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Lupus, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Pain Management, Psoriatic Arthritis, Raynaud’s Phenomenon, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren’s Syndrome

How arthritis affects your risk for heart attack and stroke

Mar 13, 2019
When you think of factors that increase your risk for heart attack and stroke, you probably think of smoking, high cholesterol and family history. But do you think of inflammatory arthritis? You should! Inflammatory arthritis makes you 1.5 times more likely to suffer a heart…
Categorized in: Arthritis

Should I See a Rheumatologist For My Joint Pain?

Aug 15, 2018
If you have pain in your joints or bones that is affecting your quality of life, and your primary care provider has been unable to figure out what is causing that pain, it may be time to make an appointment with a rheumatologist. William Saalfeld, DNP, APRN-NP discusses the field of rheumatology…
Categorized in: Pain Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis