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03/24/2009

Chicago Public Radio's Gabriel Spitzer reports:

There's a little-noticed public health crisis brewing in Illinois. It's not especially sexy, but it's serious. It's connected to life-threatening ailments, nutrition and even job prospects-the problem is access to dental care. Illinois has the third largest underserved population in the country. The few clinics that treat poor people are overwhelmed. Now they're bracing for a new flood of patients, as more people lose their jobs.
Listen to the full story at the City Room.

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