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.
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.
The purpose of
Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
Advances & Insights –
New Prostate Cancer Tests May End Overtreatment Issues
Advances & Insights –
Prostate Cancer Screening Test May Be Overused
UKHC Fact Sheet –
Prostate CancerHealth Care Guidelines For MenMen and DepressionMen and Mental Illness
Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities.
Fact Sheet - Water Safety
Fact Sheet - Basic Car Safety for Children
HealthSmart! - Pediatric Patient Safety: Keeping Children Safe in the Hospital
HealthSmart! - Patient Safety: Staying Safe in the Hospital
Saddle Up Safely booklet: Barn Safety
Saddle Up Safely booklet: Horse Related Injury
Saddle Up Safely booklet: Horse Transmitted Diseases
Saddle Up Safely booklet: Horseback Riding Safety
Saddle Up Safely booklet: Safety While in the Pasture
Saddle Up Safely booklet: Traveling to a New Environment
Safe Kids Fayette County is a childhood injury prevention program led by
Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.
Preventing Childhood Injuries Top 10 Tips Checklist (PDF, KB)
Safer in 7 (PDF, 624 KB)
Safe Kids Risk Areas to find more publications about protecting children.
Fireworks can cause serious burns as well as blast injuries that can permanently impair vision and hearing. Sparklers, typically used during Fourth of July, burn at temperatures around 2,000 degrees - which is hot enough to melt some metals.
Fact Sheet -
Essential Guidelines for Fireworks Safety
Eye Doctors Offer Fireworks Safety Tips