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.
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The Pulse: Health and wellness blogs from the experts at UK HealthCare.
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.
HealthMatters - UK HealthCare delivers timely information to your inbox through our email newsletter. Subscribe here, and we’ll send health and wellness tips and other information to help you and your family stay healthy.
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 (PDF, 809 KB) - 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.
Organ donation saves lives, read
frequently asked questions about the UK Transplant Center to find out more. Visit
Donate Life Kentucky to register as an organ donor or print and fill out the organ donor registry form (PDF, 46 KB)
The most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 10 to 15 percent of the population.
About Irritable Bowel Syndrome - International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder
Eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is something that should be taught to children at a young age. If Mom and Dad are couch potatoes, it can be contagious. It's easier to prevent obesity in childhood than try to correct the problem as an adult.
Fact Sheet -
High BMI Diagnostic Clinic fact sheet (PDF, 106) »
Healthy Eyes Brochure (PDF, 315 KB) »
Sports and Recreation Fact Sheet (PDF, 301 KB) »
Children and Teens - Healthy Diets Overview »Find healthy recipes »