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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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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Why Breast Cancer Awareness Month is Important

Oct 21, 2020 11:40:31 AM / by Voyage Healthcare Team posted in Health Tips, Women's Health

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October marks a worldwide campaign dedicated to the awareness of breast cancer. The earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the better the chance of beating it. During Breast Cancer Awareness month, Voyage Healthcare wants you to know that a mammogram is the most important tool in the early detection of breast cancer.

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Acceptable Masks to Wear at Voyage Healthcare Clinics

Oct 15, 2020 11:22:19 AM / by Voyage Healthcare Team posted in Health Tips, Voyage Healthcare News

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Effective July 24, 2020, Gov. Tim Walz announced an executive order that requires Minnesotans to wear masks to help curb the spread of COVID-19. And, as new information regarding COVID-19 emerges each day, studies show that not all masks are created equal.

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