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Tight Backpack Straps Cut Blood to Shoulders, Arms

Carrying 26 pounds for just 10 minutes can lead to fatigue, loss of motor skills MONDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Wearing a heavy backpack can significantly decrease blood flow through your shoulder, down to your fingertips, and could result in the loss of some fine motor skills as ...

Two Weeks Until National School Backpack Awareness Day

Studies Show 6 in 10 Students Suffer Chronic Back Pain Related to Backpacks BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- With two weeks to go until the annual National School Backpack Awareness Day, occupational therapy practitioners across the United States are gearing up to help students "Pack It Li...

Back to School Means Backpack Safety

Help protect kids from stress and strain, experts say MONDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Backpacks help kids carry schoolbooks and supplies, but they can also be harmful when overloaded and/or improperly fitted, warns the American Physical Therapy Association. "Wearing backpacks im...

Bungee Backpack Could Reduce Load on Shoulders

An American biologist has developed a backpack that reduces the weight students and hikers carry. The bungee backpack, invented by Lawrence Rome, a biology professor at the University of Pennsylvania// , could be useful for students, hikers, athletes and emergency workers, reported UPI news w...

Back-to-School Parents Earn an A+ in Safety: Backpacks, Cheerleading, Football

...terial to protect against sharp, protruding objects. Organizing the backpack to use all of its compartments. Place the heaviest items closest to the center of the back. Not overloading the backpack. A heavy backpack forces the wearer to bend forward. New School Year Activi...

Photos: Balance Nutrition and Taste, Reduce Food Waste!

...ed at school. Buying food and beverage items in larger quantities and using small, reusable containers packed in a lunch box, insulated bag or a backpack instead of a paper bag. For more information, www.mealsmatter.org Meals Matter is a non-commercial family nutrition and ...

Video: GoGirl!, Don't Take Life Sitting Down

...njoy the same benefits that men do in terms of restroom availability. GoGirl is $5.99 for one device, is packaged to fit easily in a purse or backpack and is disposable or reusable. Launching this spring and summer at women's expos and events across the country, GoGirl recently made appearances ...

Travel Bed Bug Kit Available for 2009 Summer Travel Season

...ne at Bell at www.bellenvironmentalstore.com or by calling Bell Environmental. The kit retails for $29.99 and is easy to tuck into a large purse, backpack or suitcase for easy travel. In light of the bed bug epidemic that's infiltrated the New York Metropolitan area, as well as other pockets that are su...

Famed Hollywood Dog Trainer and Lassie Descendant Unleash National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 14

...ff them before petting the animal. If you believe a dog is about to attack you, try to place something between yourself and the dog, such as a backpack or a bicycle. How to Be a Responsible Dog Owner Obedience training can teach dogs proper behavior and help owners ...

Inspire Your Children To Become 'Germ-Fighters'

...sing the restroom Getting off the school bus Playing on playground equipment Eating in the school cafeteria Handling a backpack or lunchbox Touching money Playing a musical instrument Walking or playing with companion pets Participating in sports...

Lug Your Luggage Safely

...ulder straps. Choose one with several compartments to secure various-sized items, packing the heavier things low and towards the center. Always wear a backpack on both shoulders -- slinging it over one shoulder does not allow weight to be distributed evenly, which can cause muscle strain. ...

Procter & Gamble's Live, Learn and Thrive Donates $200,000 to Feeding America in an Effort to Fight Child Hunger in America

...grams aimed at solving child hunger including the Kids Cafe program and the backpack program. The grant was made possible by P&G Live, Learn and Thrive(TM) and ...on with over 1,700 established Kids Cafes in operation. -- About the backpack Program: The BackPack(TM) Program is designed to meet the needs of hu...

CLEAN & CLEAR(R) Is Inviting Teens to 'Erase Their Worst Yearbook Picture' With The NEW CLEAN & CLEAR(R) Advantage(R) Blackhead Eraser(TM) Exfoliating Cleanser

...sultations, and an all-star team of celebrity hair and make-up artists will touch-up teens for the shoot. Teens will then leave the photo booth with a backpack containing the CLEAN & CLEAR(R) Advantage(R) Blackhead Eraser(TM) Exfoliating Cleanser, a print copy of their photo, and their digital picture on a US...

Homeopathic First Aid Kit: Solutions for Summer's Little Bummers

...or joint pain that flares due to extra activity "A lot of these items come in small, easy-to-use packaging which really helps save some room in your backpack or suitcase," said Plumley. All items can be found at The Vitamin Shoppe and online at http://www.vitaminshoppe.com . About Vitamin Shoppe Indust...

Lowcountry Food Bank On the Way to $5 Million Goal with Over $2.5 Million Raised

...house agency workshops and training and nutrition seminars, a volunteer workroom for those providing more than 21,000 volunteer hours each year, and a backpack Buddies packing room where volunteers and staff will pack and distribute more than 4,000 backpacks to Lowcountry school children annually. "The Lowc...

New Report Finds 16 Percent of All Children in Nebraska Don't Have Consistent Access to Meals

...eason and all year long," said Kircher. "People can donate funds and food to their local food banks or they can volunteer at a food bank, Kids Cafe or backpack Program." "It is a real eye-opener to see that so many states have such high rates of child food insecurity and hunger," said Dr. Cook. "Lack of ade...

New Report Finds 16 Percent of All Children in Florida Don't Have Consistent Access to Meals

...eason and all year long," said Kircher. "People can donate funds and food to their local food banks or they can volunteer at a food bank, Kids Cafe or backpack Program." "It is a real eye-opener to see that so many states have such high rates of child food insecurity and hunger," said Dr. Cook. "Lack of adeq...

Backpacks and Backaches

... is all of fifteen, weighs 90 pounds and carries a backpack full of books that weighs 20 pounds . Child...ack the way it should be which is, Wear the backpack over both shoulders Carry only necessary text -books and note- books; do not over stuff the backpack with cosmetics and other paraphernalia Choo...

Special Backpacks Provide Much Needed Relief for Cancer Patients

... These days he spends his recuperation time away from the ward. His backpack holds rehydration fluids, which feed straight into his body through a vein ...for my chemotherapy are so toxic and could damage my kidneys. "So I wear my backpack during the day and when I sleep I put it on the bedside next to me. ...

Lighten Up! Heavy Backpacks a Weighty Load for Children to Bear

... While that new backpack your son or daughter just got for the new school y...ey can’t take the day after day stress caused by a backpack that is too heavy or worn improperly,” Kramer said...and adjusted so that the straps fit snugly. If the backpack comes with a waist belt, that too should worn to h...

Easing Kids into the Basics of Back to School

...erican Occupational Therapy Association recommends backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back to protect children’s backs. backpack weight should be to the maximum only 15 percent of a student’s total body weight. In addition backpack straps must be worn over both shoulders. Curr...

Helping a Family Going Through an Illness

...mily meals on what days. ? Keep calendars of children’s activities, phone numbers of contacts, or lists of what needs to be packed in a diaper bag or backpack for use by others who wish to help. Knowing what illness means to children of various ages can help you be a better listener when a loved one expr...

Improperly Placed And Heavy Backpacks Lead To Back Pain In School Children

... by researchers at University of California on the backpack load of a number of middle school children in the .... Backpacks should be positioned high on the back, backpack straps should be over both shoulders, weight in th...t in succession. Increase in weight of the backpack was directly associated to pain levels. More speci...

Backpacks cause more than just back injuries

...o the face and head were found to be the result of children tripping over a backpack or being hit by one wielded by a companion. Researchers recommended th.... Researchers said these precautions alone could eliminate more than 40% of backpack injuries presenting to the emergency department. ...
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