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A New Slant on Child Backpack Injuries
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A New Slant on Child Backpack Injuries

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A New Slant on Child Backpack Injuries

A New Slant on Child Backpack Injuries
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Media reports have highlighted a potential danger for children who carry overstuffed backpacks around, citing a rash of back injuries. One study shows a greater danger from tripping over the cumbersome carry-alls. But there's more to the story. NPR's Rachel Jones reports.

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