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Back-to-School Tips on Backpack Safety
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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:
-- Robert Preidt
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SOURCE: MCGHealth Children's Medical Center, news release, Aug. 2, 2010
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