Aneurysm check urged for some men

Published: March, 2014

For older smokers, a quick test for a bulging aorta could save lives.

If you are a man between the ages of 65 and 75, and you smoke or once smoked, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has a message for you: Ask your doctor to check you for a common but generally silent condition that can suddenly turn deadly.

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