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 governor said the bill was unnecessary, while indicating he would support legislation that contained "new and effective" ways to cut antibiotic use on the farm.
Thousands of families must prove legal residency by Tuesday or risk losing health insurance they bought through Covered California.
The Inland Empire's severe doctor shortage is focus of new UC Riverside Medicine School. It recruits and builds residencies to ease the problem.
Under Anthem's Vivity plan, seven southern California hospitals join with the insurer to offer coverage to large employers - and to share any profits or losses.
The new law will allow pharmacists to distribute Naloxone, an antidote to opiate overdoses, without a prescription.
Under new state guidelines Applied Behavior Analysis therapy is now available to autistic kids on Medi-Cal.
The new law will require employers to provide at least three days of annual sick leave. It takes effect next July.
Whooping Cough cases continue to decrease but experts still recommend vaccine for mothers-to-be to protect infants in first months of life.
The bill would prevent the use of antibiotics for the fattening of livestock. Farm groups support it; consumer and health advocates say it doesn't go far enough.
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.