Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County is located in the heart of the Mohawk Valley and extends north to the Adirondacks. Herkimer County is home to approximately 65,000 residents, and is made up of nineteen small communities that share a single vision: to maintain a high quality of life for the county’s citizens and visitors. We are proud to be a part of that vision as our vision statement is “Building Strong and Vibrant New York Communities.”
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Recruiting Women for an Exciting New Heart Disease Prevention Research Study in Herkimer County
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Strong Hearts for New York is a new heart disease prevention study for rural towns offered through a partnership between Bassett Research Institute and Cornell University. The research study developed by Cornell University is funded specifically by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
Cornell has partnered with Bassett Research Institute and Cornell Cooperative Extension to deliver the program at no cost to the community. If the study shows beneficial results, not only will the program be available to the wider community, it will be made available to other rural communities around the nation. New York State and your community are helping lead the way in what could prove to be a very exciting breakthrough in cardiovascular disease prevention in rural areas throughout the country.
Dolgeville, Herkimer, Ilion, Little Falls and Mohawk have been selected to participate in this exciting collaborative research study. In this study, we will be examining the effects of one program on the prevention of cardiovascular disease in rural communities. The leading cause of death among adults in New York State including women is heart disease. Therefore we are very pleased to be able to be part of this important research.
Dolgeville, Herkimer, Ilion, Little Falls and Mohawk will be randomly selected to offer the program Strong Hearts, Healthy Communities, starting either in April or October. This program will meet twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for one hour each time, for approximately 6 months from 3:30-4:30 pm. Participants will learn and practice good nutrition and physical activity for improved individual, family, and community health.
The benefits participants and their families may experience are weight loss, improved coordination, muscle tone and fitness, improved biochemical markers, reduced risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and enhanced quality of life.
We are seeking women aged 40 and over, who would like to be more active and achieve a healthier weight. Participants can earn up to $130 for completing assessments before, during, and after the study, which will include free blood draws, and nutrition and physical activity questionnaires. They will also be given and nutrition and physical activity assessments before and after the study.
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