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Do your lower legs hurt after you walk a few blocks? Are they sometimes numb, tingly or cold? If the answer is yes, doctors say you need a checkup -- you may have a problem that could threaten not just your ability to walk, but your life. Peripheral vascular disease is a blockage in the leg arteries that prevents proper blood circulation. It's controllable -- and the earlier it's diagnosed, the easier the treatment.

By News Staff Reporter Lisa Muehlbauer, compiled from staff and wire reports.

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