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The Healing Fields

Every year, a small army of volunteers with Remote Area Medical assembles a field hospital in Wise County, Va., to provide three days of free health care to those in need.

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'Each tooth has a story'
Article | On a weekend in late July, at the free annual open-air health clinic held here in this Appalachian community, a total of 2,643 teeth were extracted. Each one bore mute and personal testimony to the isolation of this rural place, and the defeats and losses of its people.
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Hidden Hurt
Article | Desperate for medical care, the uninsured flock by the hundreds to a remote corner of Virginia for the chance to see a doctor
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Free clinic sponsor objects to District fee
Article | A nonprofit organization that holds free clinics for people who need medical, dental and eye care wants to stage a three-day event in the District, but its leaders say they cannot afford the $77,000 price tag to set up shop at the D.C. Armory, one of the few public sites in the city large enough ...

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