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September 18, 2019

Mayo Clinic Minute: Is your child’s backpack too big?

All that reading, writing and arithmetic really can add up. "As kids are growing and developing, they’re at risk for injury if they’re carrying something that’s really too heavy for them," says Dr. Elizabeth Cozine, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/nlnj32S7pj8 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:57) is in the downloads at the end of the post. Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. She says complaints of sore joints, achy muscles and back…

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