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
L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer sued the hospital one week ago, accusing it of illegally dumping mentally and disabled patients on Skid Row over the last four years.
Teens who tried e-cigarettes were twice as likely to intend to try tobacco cigarettes than those who had not vaped, according to the CDC.
Two main reasons: Older nurses are putting off retirement, and nursing schools are graduating many more RNs.
Whooping cough cases in California continue to climb, kids are impacted the most.
Financial downturns over the past twenty years have forced many RNs to keep working.This has helped stave off an expected nursing shortage.
The hiring spree that starts Tuesday is part of a larger effort to keep newly-insured patients who now can choose to go elsewhere for their care.
California ranked in the top 10 in an AARP scorecard ranking states on long-term care services and support — but keep in mind that the system was already behind the curve.
Baseball great Tony Gwynn will appear in a film about the dangers of using smokeless tobacco.
A campaign to enroll Cal State students in health plans claims 60 percent of the uninsured on campuses statewide, a university survey finds.
A spokesman says the national VA will take a closer look at the North Hills facility's scheduling practices, but stressed that a national audit found no evidence of wrongdoing.
More than 57,000 veterans have been waiting for up to three months for medical appointments. An additional 64,000 have never been seen by a doctor.
SEIU-UHW and the California Hospital Association's deal to work together has gotten mixed reviews.
The state senate approved a bill Thursday to mandate warning labels for sugary drinks to warn consumes about diabetes. Up next: the assembly.
The pharmacists' union and Kaiser Permanente reached a tentative deal Thursday, averting a strike set to begin in southern California Monday.
SB 1000 would require all sugary drinks to carry a label warning that they contribute to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.