Five Reasons Why This Year’s Flu Vaccine is Important

Five Reasons Why This Year’s Flu Vaccine is Important

This season’s influenza vaccine provides protection against four of the flu viruses that are anticipated to make their rounds.

Although the vaccine is not entirely effective, experts believe it is the most efficientmeans to avoid complications from the flu.

Here are five common questions surrounding the flu vaccine.

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Top 7 Reasons to Become an Organ Donor

Top 7 Reasons to Become an Organ Donor

Organ donation offers an invaluable, life-saving opportunity for those that are facing fatal health risks. The demand for organ donors is expanding. In 2020, there have been over 25,500 total (deceased and living) lifesaving organ transplants performed. And in 2019, there was a record-breaking 7,397 transplants from living donors.

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The Future of Organ Transplant

The Future of Organ Transplants

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is a private, non-profit organization that heads up the nation’s organ transplant network, in conjuction with the federal government.

According to UNOS, as of September 2020, over 109,000 people need a lifesaving organ transplant (total wait list candidates). From January 2020 through September 2020, there were 22,133 transplants. Although the U.S. system for organ donation and recovery is among the best on the planet, there is still much more that needs to be done in order to improve transplant numbers and save more lives.

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October Training Course

Service Training Course – October 26th – 30th

** This class is now full and is no longer taking any applications **

Mark your calendar! This Fall, Auxo Medical will be offering a Steris Sterilizer and Washer/Disinfector service training course!

The course will be offered October 26th – 30th 2020 at Auxo Medical in Richmond, VA.

October 26th – 30th 2020 – Steris Small Stage 3 Series Sterilizers for 2 days (3013, 3023, & Gravity units)

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7 Tips on Making Physical Health a Priority in Quarantine

7 Tips on Making Physical Health a Priority in Quarantine

If you’re isolating at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, taking care of your physical health is just as important as supporting your mental health.

The World Health Organization and The American Heart Association both recommend 150 minutes of moderate level, or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity, every week. These suggestions can be accomplished from home, without fancy equipment and even within a confined space.

Here are 7 pointers on staying active and healthy, while self-quarantining at home

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Auxo in Action: USF and Richmond Spine Interventions

Auxo in Action: USF and Richmond Spine Interventions

The Auxo Medical service team is dedicated to delivering superior service to customers and creating long-lasting relationships.

We instill this dedication through honestly, flexibility, commitment, and quality. 

The Richmond Spine Interventions and Pain Center and the University of South Florida are valued customers of Auxo Medical and our team is very appreciative to be able to help them provide service to their patients.

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Coping with Mental Health During Quarantine

Coping with Mental Health During Quarantine

Mental health has become significantly more crucial to Americans during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

A distinctive attribute of COVID-19 is that there are many unknowns. The sickness itself currently has no known cure or proven treatment. Additionally, there are contradicting pieces of information about what should be done to control the virus, which can result in anxiety and fear.

The caliber of this disease has caused people to significantly alter their day-to-day lives. And for those who were already suffering from anxiety before the global outbreak, they are having a particularly challenging time adjusting to these new conditions.

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Covid-19 Tracing Apps

Covid-19 Tracing Apps: A Valuable Tool to Slow the Spread

We are now five months into a global pandemic, and COVID-19 has taken an insurmountable tool on life as we know it.

As countries around the world work to come up with a proven vaccine, slow the spread in communities, and minimize lives taken by the virus, smartphone apps have become one of many strategies to do just that.

Since the virus can be transmitted from affected people through being in a close vicinity, health authorities have pinpointed “contact tracing” as a helpful tool.

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Healthcare Equity

Achieving Health Equity

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Equity is the absence of avoidable or remediable differences among groups of people, whether those groups are defined socially, economically, demographically, or geographically.”

The WHO goes onto explain, “Health inequities involve more than inequality with respect to health determinants, access to the resources needed to improve and maintain health or health outcomes. They also entail a failure to avoid or overcome inequalities that infringe on fairness and human rights norms.”

Systematic variances among different population groups have been in the news for years and is once again making headlines in recent weeks. Compared to other industrialized countries, the United States has historically ranked low on measures of health equity. Additionally, a 2017 report shows a wide variation of disparity in health status by state.

The economic strain of health disparities in America is expected to increase to $126 billion in 2020 and rising to over $350 billion by 2050 if the disparities stay the same.

Health gaps among different race populations in the U.S. is due in part to decades of systematic inequality — from housing to the economy, to the infrastructure of healthcare systems.

According to the Center for American Progress, in 2017, over 10% of African Americans or Black Americans were uninsured, compared to nearly 6% of non-Hispanic whites. Additionally, over 12% of African Americans (under the age of 65) reportedly had no health insurance coverage.

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New Normal in Medicine

COVID-19: Navigating the New Normal in Medicine

Cities and states across America are taking steps for reopening after the coronavirus pandemic swept through homes, businesses, the economy, and our healthcare system.

A common topic of conversation is when and how will we ever go “back to normal.” As months pass and the country is still very much impacted by COVID-19, it is becoming clear that life as we know it will change.

Thanks to the coronavirus the healthcare industry was hit extremely hard on a variety of levels. Hospital administration and clinical leadership have revised protocols in order to account for slowing down the spread of COVID-19. 

Here are three key areas where the healthcare industry will navigate a new normal, for both patients and providers.

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