Escalating Millennial Health Problems Could Spell Trouble For U.S. Economy, Study Finds

(CBS Local) — The health of millennials is deteriorating more rapidly than the generation before them and that could have a crippling effect on the economy, according to a report published Wednesday. The study by Moody’s Analytics used data from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index and paints a dismal picture of how the 2007-09 economic recession affected millennials’ health. Millennials, born from 1981 to 1996, suffer from higher rates of physical ailments, such as hypertension and high cholesterol, as well as behavioral health problems, such as depression, when compared to when Generation X, born between 1965 and 1980, was the same age, researchers said. Without intervention, millennials could feasibly see mortality rates climb by more than 40 percent compared to Gen-Xers at the same age,” the report says. In addition, health care costs for millennials are projected to be as much as 33 percent higher than Gen-Xers experienced at a comparable age. More millennials are suffering from chronic illnesses — high blood pressure, depression, high cholesterol — and that could be hurting their economic potential https://t.co/NeT9TSYAFP — Bloomberg Economics (@economics) November 6, 2019 “Under the most adverse set of projections, lower levels of health alone could cost millennials more than $4,500 per year in real per-capita incomes compared to similarly aged Gen-Xers,” the report says. Researchers say it is likely that a tou...
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More millennials in the U.S. are suffering from chronic health problems, potentially restraining the lifetime economic potential of a generation of young adults. A spike in conditions like depression, hypertension and high cholesterol among younger people could increase health-care costs and lower incomes in coming years, according to a report Wednesday from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, a federation of 36 independent companies that together provide coverage for 1 in 3 Americans. Between 2014 and 2017, rates of depression among millennials surged by 31%, while hyperactivity rose 29% and hypertension increased 16%...
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On September 23, 2019, the 20th anniversary of Bi Visibility Day, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) held its first-ever bisexual health research workshop. As an invited panelist at this event, sponsored by the NIH’s Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office, I joined 19 other researchers to discuss key findings, gaps in knowledge, and future directions. You may be asking yourself: Is there really a need for this workshop? How is bisexual health different from the health of other groups? How many people even identify as bisexual? What is bisexuality? Robyn Ochs, a prominent bisexual activist and writer, defines...
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Our world has never witnessed a time of greater promise for improving human health. Many of today’s health advances have stemmed from a long arc of discovery that begins with strong, steady support for basic science. In large part because of fundamental research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which traces its roots to 1887, Americans are living longer, healthier lives. Life expectancy for a baby born in the U.S. has risen from 47 years in 1900 to more than 78 years today. Among the advances that have helped to make this possible are a 70% decline in the U.S. death rate from cardiovascular disease ...
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This study aimed to assess health needs in African American churches using a mixed-methods approach. Based on quantitative and qualitative data collected from eight African American churches in Nebraska in 2017, the most prevalent chronic conditions among participating African American church members (n = 388) included hypertension (60.8%), allergies (41.0%), arthritis (36.4%), high cholesterol (35.8%), and diabetes (28.1%). Significant predictors of fair or poor health were identified as male sex, unemployment, delayed utilization of health care in the past 12 months due to cost, lower frequ ency of chu...
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ConclusionsWhile white blood cell count was positively associated with hearing impairment in older adults, no relationships were found for two other markers of low-grade inflammation.
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CONCLUSIONS: While white blood cell count was positively associated with hearing impairment in older adults, no relationships were found for two other markers of low-grade inflammation. PMID: 31562886 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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