Shrink That Suitcase!

Whether or not you're a frequent flyer, chances are pretty good you'll be traveling this holiday season to spend a few days with family and friends. If you can resist the temptation to bring along heavy, oversize suitcases or bulky packages, however, there's an even better chance you'll start the new year without having to nurse an injured back, neck or shoulder.

Americans made more than 50,000 trips to a hospital or doctor's office for a luggage-related mishap in 2003. This year, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, whose members see a lot of travelers on their examining...

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