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Vital Signs FALL 2015 | VOLUME 68 F E AT U R E S T O R I E S Lung-Cancer Drug Page 4 Circumcision Page 6 Q&A: Autism Page 8 Community Calendar Page 12 Updated Screening Recommendations for Those at Risk for Aortic Aneurysms An aortic aneurysm is a potentially fatal condition that claims the lives of some 150,000 people in the United States annually. While treatment has improved significantly in recent years, the condition rarely produces symptoms and therefore individuals may be at risk without their knowledge. Physicians say it is vital for those at risk — including men older than 65 who have ever smoked, anyone with a family history of aneurysms, and men and women with certain hereditary or cardiovascular conditions — to be screened by their Continued on page 7