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Medical care for the uninsured

Medical care for the uninsured

Local physicians launch a chapter of a national program that provides free specialty care to those in need.

Germán León’s left eye was bothering him. It was swollen and although it didn’t hurt, it got tired when he was reading. He wanted the swelling to go away. León, 39, lives with his wife and three children in Fair Haven. He makes sandwiches at a New Haven coffee shop, but his job provides no insurance coverage.

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Is the physician-scientist an endangered species?

Is the physician-scientist an endangered species?

Citing the dearth of role models, burden of debt, and long periods of training, a committee looks for ways to encourage medical students to pursue dual careers.

One of the challenges of interviewing Danny Balkin is that he keeps asking the questions—about the writing process, the state of journalism, and the quality of frozen yogurt purveyors in New Haven. If there is such a thing as a born investigator, Balkin is one.

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