Elizabeth Aguilera Senior Reporter, Health
Elizabeth Aguilera is a Senior Reporter for KPCC's health desk.
Elizabeth is an experienced, award-winning beat reporter who has spent the bulk of her career in print. For the past three years she was been a staff writer at U-T San Diego, where she covered immigration and demographics. In 2013, Elizabeth traveled to Mexico to cover cross-border sex trafficking. She covered urban affairs, immigration, and business during a seven-year stint at the Denver Post, and has also worked for the Orange County Register and Long Beach Press-Telegram.
Elizabeth says that, throughout her career, her work has focused on the intersection of people and policy.
An L.A. native, Elizabeth has a B.A. in political science and journalism from Pepperdine University, and a M.A in journalism from USC’s Annenberg School.
Stories by Elizabeth Aguilera
The news that many more homes may be contaminated with lead from the shuttered battery recycler has not created greater interest in a free blood lead testing program.
The Pasadena hospital is investigating whether scopes linked to previous "superbug" outbreaks are linked to a "small" number of bacterial infections at its facility.
The state legislature will reconsider a bill Wednesday that would regulate e-cigarettes the same as tobacco, one day after a new study was released that shows 14-year-olds who've tried e-cigarettes are four times more likely to try other tobacco products.
As state lawmakers consider regulating e-cigs like tobacco, a new study says 14-year-olds who try e-cigarettes are likely to sample other tobacco products.
The Public Policy Institute of California calls for more in-home caregivers, since in-home care costs Medicare and Medi-Cal less than nursing homes.
Patients spread antibiotic-resistant infections from one facility to the next, and several studies conclude that better coordination is key to fighting this phenomenon.
Limited mobility tops the list and those most impacted by all disabilities are women, seniors, southerners, people of color, and those with less-education and lower incomes
A Superior Court judge rejected plaintiffs' argument that California law prohibiting the practice violates the state's constitution.
The BlueMountain investment firm would give the nonprofit $250 million and run Daughters of Charity's six hospitals, including St. Vincent and St. Francis in L.A.
Amid a fight in Sacramento over a bill that would let an N.P. operate without a doctor's oversight, nurse practitioners are already operating fairly independently.
In an effort to reduce return visits, MLK has expanded the traditional role of "care managers" - they now help patients throughout treatment and beyond.
A bill that would have allowed nurse practitioners to work more independently dies in an Assembly committee after facing stiff opposition from physician groups.
Researchers were following up on their own earlier work that had found a a slight increase in autism diagnoses among kids delivered by C-section.
A tipster said a Riverside firm was selling counterfeit hardware for spinal surgeries. The FDA only explored the firm's quality control procedures, not the hardware.
The supervisors vote to set up a countywide program to provide Truvada — which fends off HIV — to those most at risk of contracting the virus.