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, PhD, 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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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.
Community-wide outreach by the medical community must continue
to address medication safety from various angles while giving increased
attention to the wide variations in health literacy. In the U.S. today, 93
million adults, or 43% of the adult population, read at or below basic
literacy levels.55 When it comes to medication, parents with below-basic
health literacy are three times more likely to report having difficulty
understanding the label instructions on over-the-counter medications.
HealthSmart! Should you keep your own personal health record (PDF, 172 KB) »
HealthSmart! Caregiving at Home for the Elderly, Chronically Ill or Disabled (Printable PDF, 104 KB) »
HealthSmart! What to Look for in a Skilled Nursing Facility (PDF, 106 KB) »
With proper preventive care, such as regular checkups, brushing, flossing, fluoridation, and dental sealants, the risk of dental disease can be greatly reduced.
Most pediatric dentists will agree that regular dental care should begin by one year of age, with a dental check-up at least twice each year for most children. Some children may need check-ups more often.
Fact Sheet - Nutrition and Oral Health
The American Cancer Society's Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2013 report estimated that 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in the United States in 2013. Experts do not know the exact causes of breast cancer, but research has shown certain factors increase a woman's chances of getting breast cancer. Although some women are at higher risk, the fact is all women are at risk for breast cancer.
Comprehensive Breast Care Fact Sheet (PDF, 584 KB) »
Read about the progress we are making in breast cancer care (PDF, 1.57 MB)