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CareNow free health clinic treats thousands

The L.A. Sports Arena has been transformed into an enormous health fair called CareNow. The free clinic will run through Sunday and expects to treat 5,000 patients. “A lot of what we see out here is preventable,” said Don Manelli, president of CareNow. Manelli said his goal was to meet the immediate needs of the patients but also to have an “enduring impact’ on their health to keep them from returning next year. Much of that, he said, is done by teaching them about healthy habits.

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