Tips to help your children avoid backpack injury. (Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas)
Q. How do I know if my child's backpack is straining his back?
A. This question is timely -- tomorrow marks the 12th annual National School Backpack Awareness Day. The American Occupational Therapy Association promotes this day every year on the third Wednesday in September to educate parents and students about the risks of pain and injury from a backpack that is too heavy or worn improperly....
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