Rebecca Plevin Health Reporter
Rebecca Plevin is a health reporter at KPCC. She also writes KPCC's consumer health blog, Impatient.
Prior to working at KPCC, Rebecca spent five years covering health news in California's Central Valley, first for the bilingual paper Vida en el Valle, and then for Fresno-based Valley Public Radio. She was also a lead reporter on The Reporting on Health Collaborative's groundbreaking series of stories about valley fever.
Rebecca’s work has appeared on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace, The California Report, Latino USA, and Capital Public Radio's health documentary series, The View From Here. For her work at KPCC, Rebecca has earned an LA Press Club Award for best blog and was a finalist for a Gerald Loeb award. As a newspaper reporter, she twice earned the George Gruner Award for Meritorious Public Service in Journalism, as well as top honors from the California Newspaper Publishers Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.Rebecca grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She's also a fluent Spanish speaker, an avid rock climber and a yoga teacher.
Stories by Rebecca Plevin
Xavier Becerra joined a legal effort to intervene in a federal lawsuit to defend the subsidies that reduce out-of-pocket health costs for lower-income people.
Air district staff detected total chromium near metal processing facilities in Compton, but say this doesn't indicate whether the cancer-causing compound is present.
It's one of the first grants from the National Institute of Mental Health focused on the mental health needs of Pacific Islanders.
A new state law says women can get a year's supply of birth control pills at the pharmacy and insurance must cover it. But that hasn't been the case for everyone.
The DA says the complex scheme involved unnecessary creams, tests and treatments for workers' compensation insurance patients.
As President Trump mulls getting rid of these Obamacare subsidies, one man tells his story of how they helped him get needed treatment.
Nearly 30 percent of private institutions in L.A. County did not comply with a requirement to report. The state has few ways to compel compliance.
Every Southern California county saw a year-over-year increase in the percentage of fully immunized kindergartners. L.A. jumped from 90 percent to 95 percent.
Infection rates remain stubbornly high among African-Americans and American Indians. The Board of Supervisors wants to get smarter about how to narrow those gaps.
The investigation is centered on three metal processors. A nearby air monitor shows chromium 6 levels have spiked up to 10 times above background levels.
A bill in Sacramento would authorize chiropractors, naturopathic physicians and nurse practitioners to do the exams. The California Medical Association and groups representing the state's family doctors and pediatricians oppose it.
A large-scale study in Pediatrics finds maternal Tdap vaccination during pregnancy is very effective in preventing whooping cough in infants.
A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine argues for a coordinated initiative to invest in disease prevention, access to treatment, disease surveillance and physician training.
The California Medical Association Foundation's campaign will try to reverse the historically low rate of minority participation in scientific studies.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation after Trump called him and asked him to halt debate without a vote, according to Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong.