Medical Students Jump In To Help The Uninsured

NYU medical student Sara Stream (left) examines dancer Jazlyn Caing, who visited the clinic for low-grade orthopedic and respiratory problems.i

NYU medical student Sara Stream (left) examines dancer Jazlyn Caing, who visited the clinic for low-grade orthopedic and respiratory problems.

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NYU medical student Sara Stream (left) examines dancer Jazlyn Caing, who visited the clinic for low-grade orthopedic and respiratory problems.

NYU medical student Sara Stream (left) examines dancer Jazlyn Caing, who visited the clinic for low-grade orthopedic and respiratory problems.

Fred Mogul/WNYC

At an Institute for Family Health center near Union Square in New York City, medical student Sara Stream asks a new patient named Alicia what brings her in. The 34-year-old woman arrived last summer from Guatemala, and says she hasn’t been seen by a doctor in many years.

Her list of ailments is long.

“I have trouble seeing, headaches, problems with my stomach,” says Alicia, who declined to use her full name, because she is in the country illegally. “I feel depressed.”

Stream takes the

Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/04/07/390439580/medical-students-jump-in-to-help-the-uninsured?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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