National Cancer Awareness Month - Prevention is Key

Feb 18, 2021 2:46:00 PM / by Voyage Healthcare Team posted in Health Tips

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Prevention has been on many minds these days in relation to COVID-19. People have been "masking-up" for months, been vigilant about handwashing, and keeping appropriate "social distance" from others. It is amazing how quickly people adapted their lifestyles to prevent the spread of this disease. Just as COVID-19 has taken far too many loved ones this year, cancer also affects a massively large population annually, and there are steps that can be taken to help prevent cancer. 

According to the National Cancer Institute, in 2020, an estimated 1,806,590 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 606,520 people will die from the disease. Studies done by the American Institute of Cancer Research have shown that up to one third of the most common cancers in the United States are in fact preventable. While it’s impossible to prevent all cancers, it’s important to know how you can reduce your risk factors.

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Give a Little Love to Your Heart this Valentine's Season

Feb 12, 2021 3:11:15 PM / by Voyage Healthcare Team posted in Family Medicine, Health Tips

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The heart is the workhorse of the body. Based on averages, most of our hearts will provide us with about 3 billion beats in a lifetime. The heart is one hard working muscle. Just as we take care of our muscles after a tough workout with ice, heat or a good stretch, there are also ways we can take care of our heart. In honor of February being American Heart Month, here are a few strategies that can help you take good care of that hard-working heart! 

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Nominate Your Family Physician for the Minnesota Family Physician of the Year!

Jan 25, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Voyage Healthcare Team posted in Family Medicine, Voyage Healthcare News

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If you love your family doctor here at Voyage Healthcare, let them know by nominating them for this year's Minnesota Physician of the Year award! 

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The COVID-19 Vaccine - What You Need to Know

Jan 19, 2021 3:29:42 PM / by Voyage Healthcare Team posted in Family Medicine, Health Tips

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2021 brings hope for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic and some semblance of a return to normalcy. We understand many of you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and we would like to share with you the information we have available.

SPECIAL NOTE:

At this time Voyage Healthcare does NOT have the COVID Vaccine.  Should we receive vaccine, eligible patients will be notified individually by Voyage Healthcare. Orders for COVID vaccines are not needed and will not be provided. 

  • As of January 19th, the COVID 19 vaccine is only available to healthcare workers, long term care residents, Minnesotans aged 65 and over, Pre-k through grade 12 educators, and Child care workers
  • Educators and Childcare workers will be notified by their employers when they are eligible to receive vaccine
  • For further information regarding eligibility and options to schedule vaccination, please contact the Minnesota Department of Health at 612.426.7230 or visit their website.
  • Please note there is very limited supply of vaccine in the state.  We encourage you to remain patient as more vaccine should arrive in the weeks and months ahead
  • It is Voyage Healthcare’s desire to be able to provide vaccines to our patients.  If you would like to advocate for your primary care clinic to receive vaccines, you can contact MDH at 612.426.7230.

Thank you for choosing Voyage Healthcare for your healthcare needs.  We will work to keep our patients apprised of information as we know more. 

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Voyage Healthcare to Sponsor 13th Annual Virtual Santa Stop

Dec 2, 2020 9:59:00 AM / by Voyage Healthcare Team posted in Voyage Healthcare News

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Voyage Healthcare will be participating in the virtual myTalk 107.1 Santa Stop Toy Drive for the Ronald McDonald House this year starting on November 30th and running through December 12, 2020. 

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