Video: Backpack safety with Griffin Hospital

Could your child’s school bag pose a health risk?
According to Myra Odenwaelder, director of Griffin Hospital’s Rehabilitation Services, there are some definite risks for students carrying a backpack improperly or carrying one that is too heavy. Odenwaelder was a guest on Tuesday’s Coffee Break news show, giving tips and a demonstration on backpack safety.
Watch the interview below:
Kate Czaplinski interviews Odenwaelder while Donald Eng acts as the backpack model. The Health Buzz with Griffin Hospital is a regular segment, providing relevant health information to southwestern Connecticut. 
Griffin Hospital is located at 130 Division St. in Ansonia. Part of the hospital’s mission is to provide personalized, humanistic, consumer-driven healthcare in a healing environment. Learn more at
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