Person getting blood pressure taken

Class fights chronic illness with recipes, food

June 14th, 2017 — ( )

Ever had eggplant pizza, beet burgers or pickled rainbow chard stems? These are the kinds of recipes that could help people with certain chronic diseases get healthier. That’s why Herkimer County HealthNet and The Root Farm are partnering on a healthy cooking class for people with illnesses that can be improved by better diet, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and prediabetes.

Person using community walking trails

Walking trails planned for Herkimer County

June 9th, 2017 — ( )

Herkimer County HealthNet has hopes to install signs designating one-mile walking trails through a handful of county municipalities. The Mohawk Valley Mile program is a new initiative implemented as part of a Local IMPACT grant from the state Department of Health awarded to HealtheConnections in Syracuse.