-- Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- As the new school year
approaches, parents and children planning their "back-to-school"
lists are urged to keep backpack safety in mind.
Each year, about 6,000 children in the United States experience
backpack-related injuries, Linda Rhodes, an occupational therapist
at MCGHealth Children's Medical Center in Augusta, Ga., explained
in a news release from the medical center.
In an effort to cut down on the number of these injuries, Rhodes
offers parents the following backpack safety advice:
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has more about
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