More than one million children in the U.S.today are homeless. As a result, many of them lack regular health care. Ten years ago, a pediatrician in Phoenix, Arizona became the first to run his hospital’s mobile medical clinic – a doctor’s office on wheels. His goal was to help homeless children get the medical attention they need. Their problems –from sexually transmitted diseases to infections from living outdoors – are often very different than those of other children. The converted Winnebago known as “Big Blue” has now served almost 7,000 children. Health care challenges facing homeless children in America.

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  • Dr. Randy Christensen staff physician at Phoenix Children's Hospital and medical director of Crews'n Healthmobile, a mobile medical clinic that provides health care to homeless children

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Excerpted from Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them. Copyright @ 2011 by Dr. Randy Christensen. Reprinted by Permission of Broadway Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York:

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