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Clinic helps chronic ER visitors get healthy

Living on the streets is tough. Living on the streets with a chronic medical illness like Crohn’s disease is even tougher. 52-year-old Steven Macko experienced this harsh reality four years ago when he was evicted from his apartment in Lincoln California. Crohn’s is an inflammatory bowel disease. Macko was diagnosed at age 21 after noticing telltale signs – stomach pain, vomiting, and, at a height of 5’11, a weight drop to a mere 91 pounds.