New Report Raising Alarms in Millennial Health

According to a new report by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, as millennials age their health is declining faster than the previous generation’s, and they’re increasingly suffering from conditions like hypertension, high cholesterol, depression and hyperactivity. If the pattern continues, millennials’ mortality rate could climb by more than 40% compared to Gen-Xers when they were the same age.

The biggest changes are in millennials’ behavioral health. In 2017, accidental deaths, including overdoses and suicides, caused 60% of deaths among 25- to 29-year-olds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more.