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Back 2 School Health Tip: Choosing the right backpack

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We are in the final countdown of the new school year, and we have more health tips to make your son or daughter's transition to the classroom a smooth one.

We spoke with Dr. Ben Spitalnick of Pediatric Associates of Savannah about what parents need to know as kids head back to school. He says as you get those lists completed, make sure the items you buy are a best fit for your child.

This is especially important when it comes to picking a back pack.

“You're going to start shopping for back to school items, like backpacks. It’s very important to make sure straps are comfortable and soft and are balanced on both shoulders. We start to see back pain as the school year progresses from students who use one shoulder instead of two and that gets them off balance,” Dr. Spitalnick said.

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