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Reporter Emily Bazar Featured on Capital Public Radio

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Valley heart procedure rates among highest in California

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Reporter Emily Bazar featured on Valley Public Radio

Senior Writer Emily Bazar appeared on Valley Public Radio's Valley Edition program today to discuss her in-depth report on high rates of heart procedures in certain California communities. Bazar published her two-part series in the San Francisco Chronicle. She found that heart procedures occurred with high frequency in the Central Valley. Residents in Lindsay (Tulare County) had angioplasty at four times the state average. Corcoran (Kings County) residents had five times the state rate for angiography.

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Emily Bazar

Senior writer Emily Bazar is based in our Sacramento office, where she covers stories about the federal health care overhaul, Medi-Cal budget cuts, children's dental care and variation in the use of medical treatments.  Prior to joining the Center for Health Reporting, Bazar was a national reporter for USA Today, where she covered immigration, the effects of the current economic recession and other topics. Her first journalism job was at The Sacramento Bee. Over nine years, her beats included transportation, higher education, California politics, the energy crisis and immigration. In 2003, she was one of two reporters who produced an award-winning special project, “Liberty in the Balance,” which explored civil liberties after Sept. 11, 2001. She appears regularly on KQED’s Forum,Capital Public Radio’s Insight and other radio shows to discuss health policy. Bazar graduated from Stanford University.

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