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Teen’s football blocking is hurting his back. Is it serious?

Q. My son is a 17-year-old lineman who just started his high school football season two weeks ago. He has developed pain in his lower back that gets worse whenever he is blocking. He had this pain last year, but it went away when he stopped playing football. However, this year it seems a lot worse and he has already sat out of practice twice. The trainer says it is just a lower back strain and he can play soon. I am worried it is more than that and wonder what I should have my son do?

Home & Garden

The fall colors we are already obsessed with

The changing of the leaves has us daydreaming over new home hues. From jewel tones to oversaturated oranges, autumnal tones bring a burst of drama and natural allure to any space. As interior revamps go, switching up paint colors via a bold accent wall or full-blown makeover is a cost-effective and wildly transformative design project. You'll definitely get plenty of bang for your buck.

Travel

Safari West a free-range zoo family adventure

A dazzling herd of zebra thunder across the valley, their stripes shimmering in the blazing sun. A rowdy gang of Cape buffalo hold court on a hilltop and a fuzzy baby giraffe wobbles near its mother. Cheetahs warily prowl nearby, eyeing each other.

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This ice cream shop is a gem in Little Havana

Azucar in Little Havana features ice cream with flavors inspired by the owner's Cuban-American roots.
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This ice cream shop is a gem in Little Havana

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Summer lunch program ensures kids are fed year round

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Taste craft beers while at sea on Carnival Cruise line

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Art of Fashion hits Swim Week