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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

Hospitals receive 'A' grade for patient safety

Multiple hospitals received the highest patient safety marks from The Leapfrog Group.

November 16, 2022

From The Blog

8 tips for keeping children safe during the holidays

The holidays are magical time of the year. Make sure your children or young guests are kept safe with these helpful tips.

Peter Reisner, M.D. By Peter Reisner November 30, 2022

5 sneaky Halloween costume health concerns

Goblins and ghosts and candy, oh my! Halloween fun starts with a great costume. Follow five simple safety tips to avoid a costume catastrophe.

Jessica Sosso MD By Jessica Sosso October 21, 2022

Aim for safety in your tree stand

Each year, 3,000 to 4,000 people in the U.S. are injured after falling out of a tree stand. Get practical tips for hunting season prep and while climbing to lower the risk of a significant injury.

David Ciresi, M.D. By David Ciresi October 7, 2022

Think safety in fall as weather changes

Autumn brings cooler nights and changing colors on the trees. Kids are back in school, days become shorter and winter planning begins. Enjoy autumn safely with these tips.

Alexandro Vasquez, D.N.P. By Alexandro Vasquez September 16, 2022

When temps rise, remember these heatstroke prevention tips

When the weather forecast calls for hot and humid days ahead, follow these steps to keep cool and prevent heatstroke.

June 14, 2022

Ouch! I've burned my hand on a hot pan — now what?

It’s easy to burn yourself while cooking. Instead of relying on myths to treat a minor burn, find out what you really should do.

May 18, 2022

Get ready to wheel into spring

After sitting all winter, it's time to get your bike, skateboard, scooter and safety gear ready to roll as the weather warms. Follow these tips for a safe, fun and active outdoor season.

Jason WrayRaabolle MD By Jason Wray-Raabolle April 20, 2022

How to avoid winter slips and falls

Midwest winters can be beautiful, but ice and snow increase your risk of falling. Follow these tips to keep upright and avoid injury.

Brittni Lair PA By Brittni Lair January 6, 2022

Aim for a safe, healthy hunting season

Whether you're stalking game, carrying on family tradition or enjoy being outdoors, don't let an accident or injury spoil the hunt. Learn how to aim for a safe hunting season.

Eric Grube DO By Eric Grube October 25, 2021

Farm safety tips and reminders

During harvest season, it’s important for people involved in agriculture to remember a few safety practices and pick up a new tip or two, which can help avoid serious accidents.

David McAlpine MD By David McAlpine October 19, 2021

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 August 6, 2021

Boating this summer? Make safety your top priority

Boating can create lifelong memories. Regardless of the type of boat you’re on, remember these basic safety rules for a day on the water.

Jason WrayRaabolle MD By Jason Wray-Raabolle June 30, 2021