José Martinez OnCentral Reporter
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José Martinez covers South Los Angeles for KPCC's OnCentral website.
José graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2011, where he majored in theology and worked as the editor in chief of the college newspaper, the Loyolan.
An L.A. transplant originally from San Diego, Martinez is a huge fan of improv and stand-up and does not believe in the Oxford comma.
Stories by José Martinez
Mirta Orellana has lived with migraines for nearly a decade, and has resorted to taking her friends' leftover medication or buying foreign drugs to soothe them.
Jordan Wellness Center is a new addition to what seems like a flurry of school-based clinic grand openings – one that isn't showing signs of subsiding anytime soon.
One South L.A. doctor said estimated that 30 percent of his clinic's patients live with chronic pain, often in their lower back.
An infamous brand of intrauterine devices killed at least 18 in the early '70s, but the contraception has come a long way since then, say experts.
The National Center for Health Statistics says about 13 percent of adults didn't take their medication as prescribed in 2011 in order to save money.
A study says the U.S. is moving in the right direction when it comes to treating high blood pressure, but still struggles in getting to the root of the problem.
High blood pressure is the number-one chronic disease diagnosis at South L.A.'s UMMA Community Clinic, according to the site's medical director.
A federal judge ruled on Friday that the FDA must make the morning-after pill available over-the-counter, with no age or point-of-sale restrictions, within 30 days.
Washington Preparatory High School Wellness Center is the second school-based clinic St. John's Well Child and Family Center has unveiled in eight days.
More than 80 percent of nearly 4,700 teenagers polled were rated as having a poor diet, and about 1 in 3 had less-than-ideal cholesterol levels.
An addiction specialist said it's "very, very common" for people to believe that using marijuana or other drugs will help alleviate symptoms of mental illness.
While more than 90 percent of teen mothers use contraception after giving birth, just over 20 percent use the most effective forms.
The findings don't mean, however, that people who are depressed don't have anything to gain from regular physical activity, says a South L.A. mental health expert.
High cholesterol can quickly become complicated by other chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure, says one South L.A. family nurse practitioner.
Patient assistance programs may be able to help people who are uninsured or underinsured alleviate some of the cost of prescription medication.