More than 1,000 military veterans participated in the largest free screening event for abdominal aortic aneurysms in the U.S., which was held in late July by tenant non-profit AAAneurysm Outreach. Held in conjunction with the 118th national convention of Veterans of Foreign Wars and VFW Auxiliary in New Orleans, the free screening resulted in 16 aneurysms being discovered, requiring medical attention. The non-invasive ultrasound screening is a quick and painless way to find aneurysms and save lives. The third-leading cause of sudden death in men over 60 in the U.S., an abdominal aortic aneurysm is fatal within minutes, and there are no symptoms. You can learn more about the organization’s work here.

July 31, 2017 — Read more at InfoMMed News