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Savvy Senior: How to protect yourself against abdominal aortic aneurysms

Dear Savvy Senior,

Can you tell me about stomach aneurysms? My father died from one about 10 years ago and I’m wondering if that can increase my risk of developing one myself.

Almost 60

Dear Almost,

While you don’t hear much about them, stomach aneurysms, also known as abdominal aortic aneurysms, are very dangerous, and the 10th leading cause of death in men over 55. They also tend to run in famil...

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