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Adult Diseases and Conditions: T

  • Teen Suicide

    Suicide is when a teen causes his or her own death on purpose. Before attempting to take his or her own life, a teen may have thoughts of wanting to die. This is called suicidal ideation. He or she may also have suicidal behavior. That’s when a teen is focused on doing things that cause his or her own death.

  • Teeth Whitening

    Detailed information on teeth whitening, including potential risks and side effects

  • Teething

    A baby's first tooth usually appears between 5 and 7 months of age. Often, the two middle bottom teeth come through the gums first, followed by the middle four upper teeth.

  • Television and Children

    TV programs can be educational, but many children watch too much television. TV may also show children behavior that you do not want them to imitate.

  • Temper Tantrums

    These fits of rage—the stomping, screaming, and falling on the floor—are a normal part of childhood development. Temper tantrums often happen only with a parent. They are a way for the child to communicate his or her feelings.

  • Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)

    Detailed information on temporomandibular disorder, including causes, symptoms, and treatment

  • Tendonitis and Tenosynovitis

    Tendonitis is when a tendon is inflamed. When a tendon is inflamed, it can cause swelling, pain, and discomfort. Another problem called tenosynovitis is linked to tendonitis. This is the inflammation of the lining of the tendon sheath around a tendon.

  • Tennis Elbow

    Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is swelling of the tendons that bend your wrist backward away from your palm. It often develops from the force of the tennis racket hitting balls in the backhand position. It can also develop from other repetitive movements.

  • TENS Therapy

    Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS, offers pain relief for some people by sending low-voltage electrical current into the body.

  • Tension Headaches

    Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. Stress and muscle tension are often factors in tension type headaches.

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