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Your Health

Your health matters

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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.

Your Safety during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Don’t delay care. Your safety is our #1 priority. It’s far riskier to delay needed care.  MLKCH is committed to keeping you safe at our hospital and health clinics. 

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.  

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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.

When Pregnancy Leads To Diabetes

What is gestational diabetes? Who is at risk to develop this condition? What can you do if you have it? Find out.

Are You At Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a common disease. Learn the early symptoms and what you can do to prevent it.