Black, Latino patients much more likely than whites to undergo amputations related to diabetes @CNN and @KHNews featuring @KeckMedUSC @APMA @VascularSVS #ActAgainstAmputation

This article in CNN via Anna Gorman and Kaiser Health News.

On his regular rounds at the University of Southern California’s Keck Hospital, Dr. David Armstrong lives a brutal injustice of American health care.Each week, dozens of patients with diabetes come to him with deep wounds, severe infections and poor circulation — debilitating complications of a disease that has spiraled out of control. He works to save their limbs, but sometimes Armstrong and his team must resort to amputation to save the patient, a painful and life-altering measure he knows is nearly always preventable.

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