A Happy Healthy Life

Today, young adults face critical health issues as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. 

The following pages offer tips to help you live a happy, healthy life.

*  The leading cause of death for young adults is unintentional injuries caused by drinking alcohol.

*  About 55% of American young adults are now considered either overweight or obese.

*  Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among young adults.

*  Mental health problems are another serious issue for young adults.

*  Drug abuse is a serious public health problem among young adults.

*  Type 2 Diabetes has been described as a new epidemic in the American pediatric and young adult population.

*  The most common eye and vision problems experienced by people in this age group are due to visual stress and eye injuries.

*  Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) is an especially common chronic nasal problem in adolescents and young adults.

*  Young adults aged 15 to 39 are much more likely to be diagnosed with cancer.

*  According to a report presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Vancouver, many young adults have the beginnings of cardiovascular disease.

*  About 66 percent of young adults have periodontal disease.

*  Even though young people aged 15–24 years represent only 25% of the sexually experienced population, they acquire nearly half of all new STDs.

*  29% of men and 21% of women ages 18 - 29 are smokers. Many are unaware of the horrible consequences of smoking: cancer, emphysema and death.

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