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.
Stay up-to-date with health and news information for a better quality of life by reading our publications. Like what you see? Subscribe to our publications.
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 - 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.
It is important to keep a balanced diet. Healthy foods include whole grains, fish, and a variety of fruits and vegetables. Contact a UK HealthCare dietitian to learn how changing your diet can improve your quality of life.
Digestive Nutrition Fact Sheet (PDF, 218 KB) »
DASH Diet Fact Sheet
Find out how you can improve your health by changing your diet.
Advocating Avocado, Markey Menu - June 20, 2014
Get in Your Greens, Markey Menu - January 14, 2015
Choosing Whole Grains, Markey Menu - October 1, 2014
Eat the Rainbow, Markey Menu - August 28, 2013
In season: Peaches, Markey Menu - August 1, 2013
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Markey Cancer Menu Blog »
In the last 30 years, the incidence of overweight children has doubled and it is now estimated that one in five children in the US is overweight. Most troubling, are the increases being seen in younger children, including preschoolers. The
High BMI (Body Mass Index) Clinic, will serve children and adolescents, age 2 to 18, who are overweight/obese (i.e. with BMI's above the 85th percentile). Patients must be referred by their primary care physician.
Pediatric High BMI Diagnostic Clinic Fact Sheet (PDF, 106 KB) »
Weight Management, Markey Menu - February 11, 2015
Body Weight and Cancer Prevention, Markey Menu - January 28, 2013
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Markey Cancer Menu Blog »
Alzheimer's Disease is one of the most common forms of dementia, comprising 50-75% of all cases. Dementia is a general term for impairment, or loss of intellectual capacity or memory, due to the loss/damage to neurons in the brain. Unfortunately, there is no available cure for Alzheimer's Disease. However, many treatments have minimized the disease progression and symptoms.
Advances & Insights - Fast, Simple Test Detects Early Alzheimer’s Disease (PDF, 701 KB) »
Memory Loss - HealthSmart! (PDF, 435 KB) »
What to Look for in a Skilled Nursing Facility - HealthSmart! (PDF, 106 KB) »
November 20-21, 2015
Join the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging for the
Fifth Annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia. This two day program will offer sessions for both the scientific and community audience. Clinicians and researchers from the University of Kentucky and other institutions will come together to share current findings, trends and latest updates on dementia and aging disorders, particularly as related to Alzheimer’s disease. Events are free and open to the public, however you must register to attend.
Online Symposium Registration!