As part of UK HealthCare’s mission, we are called to promote better health for the people of Kentucky through creative leadership and quality initiatives in patient care, health education and medical research.
We are proud to collaborate with the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service to provide research-based materials to help you educate and empower the citizens of the Commonwealth for better health.
To request educational materials, use UK HealthCare's new
Cooperative Extension Service Order Form
. Once you submit your order, it will be processed and taken to the Ag Distribution Center.
For more information on the UK HealthCare's Cooperative Extension Resources website, contact
Do you have specific dietary needs or just trying to be healthier? Then we can help. Our recipe resource organizes your choices into two main categories: dietary consideration like vegetarian options or low-sodium meals and by food category like beef, fish and poultry.
View our Featured Content tabs below to find information about this month's national health observances.
Join the conversation and get up-the-minute news and health information from UK HealthCare by reading our blogs.
In our Saddle Up Safely blog, UK Equine Extension Professor Fernanda Camargo, DMV, Ph.D., shares her thoughts on horses and rider safety.
Markey Menu blog is hosted by Rachel C. Miller, MS, RD, LD, a registered dietitian at the Markey Cancer Center. She has experience in long-term and transitional care involving diverse nutritional needs. Her blog offers recipes, nutritional tips and answers to your questions about what and what not to consume while going through medical treatment.
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Advances and Insights - In this monthly publication, UK HealthCare shares its expertise in six areas: Cancer, General health, Heart health, Neurosciences, Pediatrics and Women's health. Each A&I issue summarizes an important piece of medical news and is accompanied by commentary from a UK expert. Get the UK HealthCare information you want sent directly to you for free.
HealthSmart! - UK HealthCare offers tips and advice from the experts in each issue of HealthSmart!. Topics include dynamic health care subjects that will allow you to take charge of your health.
Fact Sheets - Find answers to your health-related questions on a variety of topics, from allergies to surgery. Our UK HealthCare fact sheets contain helpful information and a list of related resources on the topic.
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Making a Difference - features stories from patients who have overcome adversity with the aid of UK HealthCare physicians.
Saddle Up Safely - Saddle Up Safely is a rider safety awareness program sponsored by UK HealthCare, UK College of Agriculture and many community organizations. Through our publication, we seek to educate current and future riders about the simple steps that can be taken to prevent accidents.
Secondhand smoke - Most people know that smoking tobacco is very risky for the smoker. But did you know that tobacco smoke is dangerous for nonsmokers too? Our publication educates and informs the public of the dangers associated with secondhand smoke.
Immunization is key to preventing disease among the general population. Vaccines benefit both the people who receive them, and the vulnerable, unvaccinated people around them because the infection can no longer spread through the community if most people are immunized.
Fatalistic Beliefs May Prevent Appalachian Women from Completing HPV Vaccination Series, June 25, 2015
Text Message Alerts Keep More Kentucky Children Up-to-Date with Vaccinations, April 6, 2015
We are a Baby-Friendly® Hospital UK Healthcare is the first and only hospital in Lexington that has achieved the standard of excellence of being Baby-Friendly designated.
Baby-Friendly USA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all birthing facilities in the United States become designated Baby-Friendly.
UK HealthCare is the first and only hospital in Lexington that has achieved the standard of excellence of being Baby-Friendly designated.
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program that was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 1991 to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal
level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding.
Becoming a Baby-Friendly facility is a comprehensive, detailed and thorough journey toward excellence in providing evidence-based, maternity care with the goal of achieving optimal infant feeding outcomes and mother/baby bonding.
It recognizes and awards birthing facilities who successfully implement the
Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.
The Ten Steps to Successful
At UK HealthCare, we provide mothers and their babies the early support needed to achieve successful breastfeeding. Our staff is trained in giving all mothers the information, confidence and skills necessary to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies or feeding
To learn more, visit
As students across the country head back to school, eye doctors want to remind parents and children that August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month—a great reminder for you to get your child's eyes checked before school starts. One in 10 children is at risk from an undiagnosed eye problem. In the United States, only 14 percent of children under the age of six have had a comprehensive eye exam.
Safe Kids brochure:
Find out how you can improve your eye health by changing your diet.
Markey Menu - January 14, 2015
Markey Menu - August 1, 2013
How Much Do You Know About Age-Related Macular Degeneration?
Eye Care Fact Sheet Topics
Click to read eye health information written by
John Conklin, MD, a UK HealthCare ophthalmologist:
Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Lenses - What Are My Choices? (PDF, 17.6 KB)