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.
55% of American young adults are now considered either overweight or obese.
* Suicide is the 3rd leading cause
of death among young adults.
health problems are another serious issue for young adults.
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
most common eye and vision problems experienced by people in this age group are
due to visual stress and eye injuries.
rhinitis (hay fever) is an especially common chronic nasal problem in
adolescents and young adults.
adults aged 15 to 39 are much more likely to be diagnosed with cancer.
to a report presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Vancouver,
many young adults have the beginnings of cardiovascular disease.
66 percent of young adults have periodontal disease.
though young people aged 15–24 years represent only 25% of the sexually
experienced population, they acquire nearly half of all new STDs.
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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