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As a medical student, I’ve learned that back pain is pervasive and often intractable. ¬†One medical researcher, Audrey Nelson, has put forth tremendous effort to address this health malady in nurses. ¬†According to a recent Washington Post article,

Back injuries have been a major contributor to the nursing shortage, but for decades the efforts to reduce work-related musculoskeletal injuries in hospitals and nursing homes relied mostly on body mechanics classes or training in lifting techniques that proved to be largely unsuccessful.

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