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Working Dreams

The doctor is running late. He dashes through the hallway with a prescription in hand, then slips into an examination room. Waiting nearby is a 53-year-old mother who once worked in Walmart as an overnight stocker. Like all of doctor Zane Gates’ patients, she does not have health insurance. Before she was referred to his […]

Brain Teaser

Physician Caterina Rosano walks toward Fifth and Bellefield avenues on her way to work. As she approaches the corner, the pedestrian walk-light is blinking “go,” yet she observes an elderly woman hesitating to cross. It’s raining, and the woman juggles an umbrella in one hand and her purse in the other. Rosano is hardly inconspicuous […]