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
The California Department of Public Health reported two more cases of measles this week, increasing the total to 58 reported cases this year.
Two medical experts explain how a person who is immunized can still get the contagious disease.
Among the new cases, two were intentionally unvaccinated and one had appropriate vaccination. There were only four cases in the state at the same time last year.
Dr. Jonathan Fielding said the news was left out of a press release urging gay men to get vaccinated because he did not consider it critical information.
California hospitals have reduced infections caused by incorrect insertion of central lines and catheters for urinary tract infections.
The deadline for signing up is coming. We've got a quiz to see if you understand the elements of your own health insurance and the federal law.
In at least three California counties, the measles outbreak has been linked with exposure to people who contracted the disease abroad.