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African-Americans More At-Risk for Feet Amputation

Researchers from Yale found that African-American patients with blood-flow issues in their feet were 78 percent more likely to have one of their feet amputated, compared to their white counterparts. Reasons for this disparity include lack of health insurance, lack of treatment options, higher rates of diabetes among Blacks and perhaps biological differences, says HealthDay News

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