Adrian Florido Community Health Reporter
Adrian Florido is KPCC's Community Health Reporter.
Prior to joining KPCC, Adrian worked as a reporter for the Fronteras Desk at public radio station KPBS in San Diego, where he covered the U.S.-Mexico border, immigrant and tribal communities, demographics, and culture.
Before that Adrian worked as a staff writer at Voice of San Diego, where he reported on San Diego neighborhoods, immigrant and under-served communities, as well as development, planning, land use and transportation. For a year, he delivered a weekly television segment on NBC San Diego.
Adrian is a Southern California native who earned an undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago. He majored in history with an emphasis on the U.S. and Latin America. In college he was news editor at the student paper, the Chicago Maroon, and also spent time reporting from Capitol Hill and working with the advocacy group Reporters Without Borders.
When he's not reporting, he's out running, seeking out good coffee or listening to good music. He has a special affinity for Son Jarocho, a traditional music from the Mexican state of Veracruz. He travels there as often as possible to learn from old-time musicians.
Stories by Adrian Florido
State Sen. Ed Hernandez says letting nurse practitioners diagnose and treat patients without a doctor's supervision would ease the shortage of primary care providers.
Californians now have until April 30 to buy coverage and avoid a tax penalty for 2015, but only if they say that they were not aware they faced the penalty.
Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a new way to possibly block new HIV infections, much like a vaccine.
As lawmakers draft a bill, critics of the religious exemption argue that it provides a loophole for parents who oppose vaccines for personal, not religious, reasons.
Adults who learned to meditate reported better sleep than those who took a course on sleep habits and relaxation.
Public health advocates debate defenders of religious freedom over whether California should continue to let parents skip their children's vaccines on religious grounds.
Forty-eight states allow for an exemption to vaccination on religious grounds. California's two U.S. Senators call the religious exemption "flawed."
Of the 1 million people eligible to renew their coverage, about one-third are shopping around. As of December, 54,000 had switched plans.
Orange County is working to reach "hundreds, if not thousands" of people potentially exposed. San Diego officials have contacted more than 300.
Two alleys in South L.A. will soon get a makeover. The asphalt will be replaced with a surface that filters and collects water. Lighting, trees and artwork will transform the alleys into semi-parks.
Twenty-three unvaccinated students at Huntington Beach High School are being forced to stay home, after a classmate contracted measles.
Santa Monica-based Streetcraft L.A. shows taggers and other troubled youth how to turn their artistic talent into a source of legitimate income.
County supervisors voted to accept a $31 million state grant to create special teams to connect mentally ill people with mental health, medical and other services.
Attorneys need evidence of the traumas children have suffered back home, but therapists often want to avoid making a child relive the trauma.
Half of the doctors on Medicaid provider lists were either not practicing at the listed location or not seeing new patients.