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Safety

Bike helmets. Cabinet locks. Car seats. The infamous five-second rule. Safety for your family and around the house revolves mostly around common sense, but it helps when you have access to experts to make the connection between the two. Mayo Clinic Health System experts can help you make safety second nature around your house.

In The News

Summer series: Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James offers swimming safety tips

Swimming is a great way to enjoy the summer and cool off. Unfortunately, especially with small children, it’s an activity that can pose some danger.

July 1, 2020
Mayo Clinic Health System is asking public to use caution with fireworks

With COVID-19 resulting in the cancelation of many public Fourth of July celebrations, more families may be inclined to use fireworks at home. Mayo Clinic Health Syste...

June 29, 2020

From The Blog

Decorating safety: Don't be Clark Griswold this holiday season

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” is a classic holiday movie, but Clark Griswold’s decorating tactics throw safety out the window. Skip a trip to the Emergency Department this holiday season with these safety tips.

David McAlpine MD By David McAlpine November 18, 2020

Plan for COVID-19 safety during annual hunting seasons

You might want to forget about the COVID-19 pandemic and embrace hunting traditions in the same way you always have, but it's crucial to consider a different approach. These tips can help lower your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19 during hunting season.

Joshua Balts, M.D. By Joshua Balts November 9, 2020

When temps rise, remember these heatstroke prevention tips

The weather forecast is calling for hot and humid days ahead. Follow these steps to keep cool and prevent heatstroke.

Marie Morris MD By Marie Morris July 9, 2020

Use caution with fireworks

With COVID-19 resulting in the cancelation of many public Independence Day celebrations, more families may be inclined to use fireworks at home. As you celebrate, remember to exercise extreme caution when using the devices, as deaths and injuries occur every year.

Kim Schutterle MD By Kim Schutterle July 1, 2020

Should super glue be in your first-aid kit?

Super glue has a track record of fixing broken things. But what happens when that broken thing is you? Could you use super glue on yourself?

Paul Horvath, M.D. By Paul Horvath June 3, 2020

Healthy home advice: Falls, chemicals, medications, sharps

When thinking about staying healthy, your home may seem like the safest place. A big part of being healthy means preventing accidents and injuries in your own home. Consider these safety tips.

Marie Morris MD By Marie Morris June 1, 2020

Abuse at home: Safety planning during the COVID-19 pandemic

With many people under orders to remain at home, there are concerns about increased risk for domestic violence. Having a plan is important. Consider these tips to stay safe.

April 11, 2020

Smart decisions improve your winter health

Winter is beautiful, but the cold, ice and snow can be treacherous. Here is some advice to keep you healthy and safe for the rest of the winter season.

Susan Cullinan, M.D. By Susan Cullinan March 3, 2020

11 tips for keeping safe during hunting season

For many, fall means hunting season, which can pose dangers and send hunters to the hospital or worse. Hunters should ensure they're educated about their surroundings and remember these 11 tips.

Eric Grube DO By Eric Grube October 15, 2019

Over-the-counter, prescription medication safety

When medication is prescribed by a doctor and taken correctly, it can help you with day-to-day life. But did you know that you also should take precautions with over-the-counter medications?

July 31, 2019

3 sun safety reminders

Skin cancer is among the most common and preventable types of cancer. Learn how to protect your skin from the sun while you enjoy summer.

Graham King MD By Graham King June 27, 2019

4 safety tips for summer festivals

Do your summer plans include a music festival? Check out these tips so your experience doesn't end on a sour note.

June 25, 2019