December 4, 1988 |
When Selma Schimmel discovered a lump in her breast at the age of 28, she was horrified. Her mother and an uncle had just died of cancer within the previous 2 years, and her grandmother had died of the disease before that. She wasted no time visiting her physician, who informed her that she was too young to have breast cancer. Later, a gynecologist and radiologist echoed that statement.
August 2, 2013 |
Despite an improving economy, many young adults struggling to get decent-paying jobs are increasingly seeking refuge at their parents' homes. Employment hasn't rebounded among Americans ages 18 to 31, the generation generally known as millennials. Marriage also has been pushed off. And what jobs are available often are lower-paying retail, fast-food and other service jobs. "When my parents were my age, they had their own place already, and they came from Mexico," said Patricia Guerra, 24, who lives with her parents in Ontario.
March 24, 2011 |
An inactive lifestyle, watching TV and eating too many fatty foods are all to blame for many Americans being overweight and obese. We may have to add religion to that list. A study finds that young adults who regularly attend religious activities may be more prone to obesity by middle age than their nonreligious peers. Jell-O salad? We're looking in your direction. The study included 2,433 younger men and women who were part of the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study and were followed for 18 years.
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July 1, 2002 |
As a child in Poland in the 1930s, she parachuted out of an airplane three times before she was 11. And at 12 she fled the invading Nazis with her mother and two brothers through Romania and Italy to join her father, the chief of staff of the Polish air force, in France. As a young woman, she worked briefly as an undercover detective and raced motorcycles in the United States. She also developed a passion for bullfighting and had a stint as a matador in Mexico.
December 9, 2012 |
After riding out the tough economy in their parents' basements, more young American adults are starting to break out on their own, pushing up the nation's mobility rate and giving an important boost to the housing market and the broader recovery. Thanks to improving job prospects and super-low mortgage rates, adults in their 20s and early 30s are moving into their own apartments and buying homes in increasingly greater numbers, according to real estate experts and government statistics.
March 13, 1995 |
They are a staple of the work force, filling one of every six jobs in America. More than 20 million of them answer telephones, stock warehouses and flip hamburgers. They are teen-agers and young adults, the neophytes of the workplace. They are prized for their enthusiasm and willingness to accept minimum-wage jobs, but employers say their inexperience can also create unique management challenges.
January 4, 2006 |
In the months before colon cancer took her life, aspiring teacher Michelle Morse attended Plymouth State University full time, often wearing a chemotherapy pump on her hip to class or when she did her student teaching. To remain covered under her mother's health insurance, Morse had to either maintain a full course load or pay about $550 a month. She chose the former, even though her doctors urged her to cut back.
October 9, 1988 |
The rate of mental depression in the United States has risen dramatically over the last 30 years, according to a growing number of researchers who say that recent data has convinced them that the disorder is now epidemic among young adults. People born in the last 30 years face three to 10 times the risk of major depression than their grandparents faced, researchers say.
August 9, 2010 |
Signs of heart disease -- generally thought to be a disease of middle age -- can be seen even in children, cardiologists now know. But risk factors in children and young adults run the risk of being undetected and untreated, largely because of confusion as to who among the young should get screened, and when. One of the most efficient ways to screen for heart-disease risk is via tests for levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad") cholesterol. And yet often that screen doesn't get done.
June 12, 1993 |
For the first time in 40 years, young white adults were found to be more likely to hold anti-black views than their baby boom counterparts, according to a poll released Friday. But the study for the Anti-Defamation League said Americans over age 50 are more likely to hold anti-black views than any other age group. The poll for the ADL, the Jewish organization that fights discrimination, found that 31% of whites 18 to 30 years old held views that were very prejudiced against blacks.