Last year, we told you about the G.O.A.L. program at South Texas Health System (STHS). Developed in response to high childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes rates in the region, the Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology Institute at STHS Children's developed G.O.A.L. to encourage positive lifestyle changes, such as healthy eating, developing better exercise habits and reducing screen time. We're proud of program members like Agustin, a 12-year-old who has been enrolled in the program for 18-months, for making great strides and enjoying improved health! #ThisIsUHS ...

Last year, we told you about the G.O.A.L. program at South Texas Health System (STHS). Developed in response to high childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes rates in the region, the Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology Institute at STHS Childrens developed G.O.A.L. to encourage positive lifestyle changes, such as healthy eating, developing better exercise habits and reducing screen time. Were proud of program members like Agustin, a 12-year-old who has been enrolled in the program for 18-months, for making great strides and enjoying improved health! #ThisIsUHS

As students across the country prepare to head back to school, you may wonder how to properly fit a backpack. Maureen Cook, Director of Physical Medicine at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Enid, Oklahoma, recommends that a backpack doesn’t weigh more than five to 10 percent of the student's body weight, wearing both shoulder straps, using backpacks with adjustable straps fitted to the body and making sure the backpack doesn’t hang more than four inches below the waistline.
Pictured is Nikki Haws, Physical Therapy Assistant at St. Mary’s Center for Rehabilitation, adjusting her son's backpack.
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As students across the country prepare to head back to school, you may wonder how to properly fit a backpack. Maureen Cook, Director of Physical Medicine at St. Marys Regional Medical Center in Enid, Oklahoma, recommends that a backpack doesn’t weigh more than five to 10 percent of the students body weight, wearing both shoulder straps, using backpacks with adjustable straps fitted to the body and making sure the backpack doesn’t hang more than four inches below the waistline.
Pictured is Nikki Haws, Physical Therapy Assistant at St. Mary’s Center for Rehabilitation, adjusting her sons backpack.
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