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what is teen suicide rate in us?

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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry 55 years experience
6.9 per 100,000: This is the nimh figure for 2007.

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When should adolescents and adults get vaccinated against tetanus? Should they get vaccinated with td or tdap?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Tdap: Adolescents and adults needing a tetanus booster should get the tdap. Some age limits apply. If the person already got a tdap less than 10 years ago, was an adult at that time, and is now getting another tetanus vaccine, he can get the td, without pertussis protection. Future recommendations regarding td and tdap may change.
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How can I tell if my teen has an addiction?

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Change in habits: Watch for change in habits, hygiene, able to give detailed account of activity and temperament.
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Should I tell my teen's school if they are having an addiction?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Yes: It is the responsible thing to do- addiction affects the community so we need to get involved.
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How must I teach my teen self-control?

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Example: The best tool we have for teaching is modeling the behavior. If you have modeled it then your teen will see that. If you have modeled poor self control then he/she will model that as well. Understanding the teens point of view and offering other ways to react to situations. You may find that a counselor who does cognitive behavior therapy or dilaectical behavior therapy will also be very valuable.
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Teen health topic about girls: should you wear 2 tampons so you don't make a mess at school?

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Dr. Julia Stanford
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: This is an adamant no. Having 2 tampons in can increase your risk of toxic shock syndrome - a very serious and life threatening bacterial infection.

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