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Spanish-language translator Samuel Alocer, rights, helps a patient communicate with diabetic nurse educator Michele Kimber June 13 at NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center in Minneapolis. Jennifer Simonson | MPR Photo

Translators help Latino immigrants with health care

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By Elizabeth Stawicki

MPR News 91.3 FM.

MINNEAPOLIS — When Samuel Alcocer arrived at the reception desk of a North Minneapolis clinic with a swollen cheek in 1996, he was desperate for relief.

One of his wisdom teeth had erupted into a throbbing, painful ache.

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