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Medical: Most teens, tweens seek parents’ health advice

Scripps Howard News Service – Teens and tweens are basically healthy, but they still face to steep risks that call for regular medical checkups. Too many aren’t getting that care.

The roughly 40 million Americans ages 10 to 19 are basically healthy most of the time. But they’re also more likely than most other age groups to die from accidents, homicide and suicide and at high risk for sexually transmitted diseases, drug abuse and eating disorders.