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
Physicians who oppose it point to the Hippocratic Oath and the aphorism "Do no harm." Those who support it say helping a suffering person die would not violate the oath.
While most major faiths say only God can take life, there are those who dissent, arguing that God doesn't want the terminally ill to suffer if they don't want to.
Bisphenol-A goes on the Prop. 65 list this week after a state agency determines it is harmful to women's reproductive health.
SB 323 would let nurse practitioners affiliated with a medical group operate without a physician's oversight. It now moves to the assembly.
Government studies have shown teens are using e-cigs more than ever, but it's not clear why. Teens in Pomona and Glendale share their views on the phenomenon.
Under SB 323, nurse practitioners could operate without a doctor's supervision. The California Medical Association is opposed, saying the bill threatens "team-based care."
The welfare program restores aid it has cut once parents submit proof that their kids under six are fully immunized or are exempt.
3D printers are changing the medical device industry and giving researchers a powerful tool in efforts to grow organs.
The founder of the L.A. County-USC Medical Center program says untreated mental health problems can lead to preterm delivery, stillbirth and miscarriage.
Seventy-five public and private hospital emergency departments agree to rules designed to prevent over prescription of hydrocodone, oxycodone and other drugs.
The California public health department says it's because there's no consensus definition of what the superbug is. A congressman wants to require full reporting.
Without the exemption, Blue Shield could be subject to state taxes of tens of millions of dollars a year.
The study in JAMA finds that certain breast biopsy analyses are wrong half the time. Get a second opinion, says the study's co-author.
Venture capital firm Blue Wolf Capital Partners is going after Daughters of Charity hospitals again now that the chain is back on the market.
Attorney General Kamala Harris had cleared for-profit Prime Healthcare's bid to buy the nonprofit chain, but Prime says her terms were "unprecedented and onerous."