New Pediatric Blood Pressure Guidelines Identify More Kids at Higher Risk of Premature Heart...

Study Highlight: Children who were reclassified as having elevated blood pressure under new American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines are more likely to develop high blood pressure, thickening of the heart muscle and other conditions...

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation in Kingston Banning Single-Use Plastic Bags

Yesterday on Earth Day, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation in Kingston that bans the sale of single-use plastic bags in New York starting in March 2020, a significant step to reduce pollution and...

Obstacle Course Event To Get Kids Active

WHAT: Kids Heart Challenge indoor obstacle course WHEN: Friday, April 26, 2019 Registration begins at 6:30pm Challenge begins at 7:00pm WHERE: Valley Gymnastics 1307 Champlin Ave. Utica WHO: Kids ages 5-12 WHY:  One in three kids and teens is overweight or obese, but healthy habits like regular exercise...

Labeling Food Products and Beverages for Added Sugars Could Lower Heart Disease/Diabetes Risk

Study Highlights: Labeling food products and beverages for added sugars could generate substantial health benefits over the next 20 years, potentially preventing nearly 1 million cases of cardiovascular disease and diabetes and lowering healthcare...

Governor Cuomo Recognizes 2nd Annual Black Maternal Health Week

  Enacted Budget Invests $8 Million to Combat Maternal Mortality and Racial Disparities   Proclamation Issued Declaring April 11-17, 2019 Black Maternal Health Week  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced in recognition of Black Maternal Health Week April 11-17,...

Five ways to move more at work and make it count

Five ways to move more at work and make it count American Heart Association celebrates Move More Day today and Move More Month in April UTICA, April 2, 2019 — Get out of your seat and...

Cuomo Announces Groundbreaking $37 Million Affordable Housing Development

Apple Blossom Apartments to Provide 110 Affordable Homes with Supportive Services Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that construction has begun on a $37 million affordable and supportive housing development in the Town of Cheektowaga. Upon completion, Apple Blossom Apartments...

Herkimer County HealthNet Offering Free Prediabetes Program

Herkimer, N.Y. Mohawk Valley residents with prediabetes or who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes now have more resources to prevent diabetes. Herkimer County HealthNet is pleased to announce that there will be...

Mercury – It’s Not Just Fish Anymore

By Pete Bianco High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a food ingredient that has become widely used as a cheaper replacement for natural sugar during the past 40 years. There have been claims that HFCS...

The Cannabis Controversy Among the Mohawks

By Doug George-Kanentiio I have written previously about the current issues involving the use of cannabis and its attendant controversy began with the racial fanaticism of Harry J. Anslinger, the director of the US office of...
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