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Lawyers, doctors team up to reduce health disparities
California Watch

On Kate Marr’s first day practicing law at The Children’s Clinic in Long Beach last week, she met with the mother of an asthmatic 7-year-old. Health clinic workers sent the woman, a Mexican immigrant, to Marr’s office because they suspected there was a connection between the boy’s asthma and the family’s apartment – where paint peels from the walls, cockroaches inhabit the floorboards and only one electrical outlet functions.