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Your Health

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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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Meet Our ICU Nursing Supervisor Lyrose Ortiz

Learn how Lyrose cares for her team, encourages success, and ensures positive patient outcomes in an interview published in Working Nurse magazine. 

Meet Our High School Volunteers

Several students from King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science participated in our new Summer Junior Volunteer Program.

Have A Healthy Pregnancy

Are you having a baby, or planning to get pregnant? Our maternity doctors share tips to help you have a healthy pregnancy.

Free Health Screenings

Each month we hold Know Your Basics health screening events in the community.

Kaiser Health News Profiles MLKCH Doctor

Psychiatrist Dr. Yamanda Edwards is an example of the mission-driven people who are the heart of our hospital’s medical team.