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.
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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.
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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 (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.
One vital step toward reducing your chances of having a heart attack is making the time to exercise. Today, with our fast-paced society, people must schedule time to exercise. Choose an activity that you enjoy doing, then talk with your health care provider about an exercise plan that meets your individual capabilities and needs.
Always consult your health care provider regarding your healthy diet and exercise requirements.
A Fruity Way to End the Meal
Naval oranges, ripe strawberries, and sliced bananas are served with a yogurt-ginger sauce.
Amish Potatoes with Lima Beans
Cubed potatoes are sautéed with onions and lima beans and seasoned with parsley and paprika.
Apple Carrot Salad
Perfect combination of fall flavors
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When the heart or blood vessels near the heart do not develop normally before birth, a condition called congenital heart defect occurs (congenital means "existing at birth").
Congenital heart defects occur in close to 1 percent of infants. Most young people with congenital heart defects are living into adulthood now.
Fact Sheet - Pediatric Interventional Catheterization (PDF, 453 KB)
Fact Sheet - Congenital Heart Disease (PDF, 104 KB)
As we share our hearts with loved-ones this Valentine’s Day, we also can show our heart for others as part of National Donor Day. Since 1995, more than 443,000 people have received a second chance at life made possible by an organ donor.
More than 600 Kentuckians are currently awaiting a life-saving organ transplant. A single donor may benefit up to 50 people by donating organs as well as tissues.
Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates and other members of the Donate Life Kentucky Coalition ask you to register today.
Donate Life Kentucky to register as an organ donor or print and fill out the
organ donor registry form (PDF, 46 KB)
Advances & Insights -
Living organ donation continues to increase (PDF, 316 KB)
Advances & Insights -
Mechanical devices can prolong life for those awaiting transplant
Fact Sheet -
Liver Transplantation (PDF, 220 KB)
Fact Sheet -
Hematology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation (PDF, 94 KB)