When Poverty Makes You Sick, a Lawyer Can Be the Cure

Being poor can make you sick. Where you work, the air you breathe, the state of your housing, what you eat, your levels of stress and your vulnerability to crime, injury and discrimination all affect your health. These social determinants of health lie outside the reach of doctors and nurses - and within reach of lawyers. This New York Times article lawyers can help low-income citizens in a systemic way.