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Kids' Backpacks Directory

Some kids carry backpacks that seem to weigh as much as they do. This can be a worry for parents and doctors who are concerned about the child's spine, and for good reason! Backpacks can cause back pain and strain. It can be difficult to decide what to do and which type of bag is best. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how backpacks can cause back problems, which type of bag to choose, and much more.


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Alexa Sloan, a slim 16-year-old, carries her world in a backpack. Slung fashionably over her shoulder, it contains several textbooks, her notebooks, day planner, lunch, posters, and school projects such as the 3-D model of a cell membrane that she created for biology class.

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