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We care about your health. Here are two tools you can use to manage your health: Know Your Basics and our Health Library. Start on your path to a healthy you! 

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Know Your Basics

Our Know Your Basics program volunteers are here to help you start tracking your important health numbers. 

Meet us out in the community at one of our tents.

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Health Library

Here in our health resources library, you can find helpful information about health topics, including heart health and pregnancy. You can also learn more about the doctors, nurses, and what makes our hospital different.

Begin exploring articles below.

Build A Better Relationship With Your Doctor

Get tips for how to talk with your doctor about things that concern you. Learn why it’s important to ask questions about your health and medicine.

Good Health News From The Barber

Nine barbershops in South Los Angeles are teaming with MLKCH to bring health education to men in a place that feels comfortable: the barber’s chair.  

Help A Loved One With Mental Health Issues

When someone changes their behavior, it can sometimes be a sign of mental illness. Learn the signs and how to talk to them about seeing a doctor.

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MLKCH Graduates Its First Class Of Versant RN Residents

MLKCH recently graduated its first class of Versant residents, a prestigious, year-long residency program to jumpstart the careers of new nursing school graduates.

Healthy Holiday Recipes

Stay on Santa’s “good” list this year with our recipes for healthy holiday favorites, courtesy of our MLKCH nutritionists.

Three Things To Know About Diabetes

Brigida Davila is a certified diabetes educator. In this brief interview, she talks about how to know if you are at risk of diabetes and what to do if you are diagnosed.

Meet Dr. PK Fonsworth

Read how Dr. PK Fonsworth overcame enormous obstacles to become the first addiction medicine psychiatrist at MLKCH.

Meet Midwife Cathy Berkovitz

Cathy’s priority is to “trust the process,” giving mothers the time, support, and space they need to have a healthy, safe birth.