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Lisa Schencker

Lisa Schencker is a Tribune business reporter covering health care, writing about patients, hospitals, health insurance and pharmaceutical companies. Before joining the Tribune in 2016, she worked at Modern Healthcare and at daily newspapers across the country, including the Salt Lake Tribune for seven years. She has lived in all four continental time zones, but mostly grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago.
Buying glasses online? Prices are low, but optometrists are wary

Consumers are increasingly going online to buy glasses from retailers such as Warby Parker, Zenni and EyeBuyDirect for as low as $6 a pair. But optometrists warn that online glasses aren’t for everyone and say consumers should be wary.

Libraries hire social workers to help homeless patrons

Public libraries have long been a refuge, not just for readers but also for people with nowhere else to go during the day. Now a growing number of libraries across the nation are facing the issue head-on, hiring social workers to help connect people with housing, healthcare and food.

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