Backpacks Mean Backaches

November 2006
Weekly Reader - Edition 2;11/3/2006, Vol. 76 Issue 9, p3
The article reports that backpacks can lead to backaches for children. According to physicians, overload backpacks cause backaches. Joshua Hyman, a physician at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, suggests parents to inspect their child's backpack. It is also recommended that backpacks should be worn over both shoulders to prevent backaches.


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