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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.

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Local leaders from New Prague attend Homeland Security Training

Six team members attended the week-long response training for disasters, hazards and terrorist attacks.

December 16, 2016
Farm Safety Tips

In anticipation of the upcoming harvest season, it’s important for those in the farming community to be well prepared and safe.

September 13, 2016

From The Blog

Adaptive equipment: Support at home for those in need

When a loved one's abilities change based on a medical condition, you may need to consider adaptive equipment. Adaptive equipment supports those in need and helps keep everyone in the home safe.

Carla Kes OTR By Carla Kes August 8, 2017

4 summer food safety tips

Foodborne illness peaks in the summer, and more people are cooking outside without the safety controls of a kitchen. Four simple steps can help you avoid getting sick.

Katy Anthony MSPAS PAC By Katy Anthony July 26, 2017

Make this spring a safe one

Spring has sprung! Well, at least it is trying. Spring in the Midwest is lovely, but it is important that we keep safety in mind as the weather warms and we resume outdoor activities. Nothing can ruin a beautiful spring day like an accident, so keep these tips in mind as you head out.

Sandy Dahl, P.A. By Sandy Dahl April 28, 2017

Top 10 essentials to pack for your outdoor winter adventure

Venturing outdoors for recreation during winter months can be an exhilarating, if a little chilly, experience. While this can be fun, the nature of the outdoors in winter adds extra challenge and danger to be weary of.

Doug Larsen PA By Doug Larsen February 23, 2017

5 sneaky Halloween costume health concerns

Halloween fun all starts with a great costume. However, parents often make a few common mistakes when choosing their child’s costume. At Mayo Clinic Health System, we really want everyone to have a safe and fun Halloween night. Parents can help their children stay safe and avoid a hospital visit by following a few simple rules when choosing costumes. 

Nicholas Cooley MD By Nicholas Cooley October 28, 2016

6 tips for flood water safety

Recent weather has produced intense rainfalls and flooding in the Midwest. Subsequently, these rainfalls have resulted in many areas and basements playing host to standing flood water. Though most flood water eventually evaporates or is removed, these water accumulations can pose significant health and safety risks.

Jessica Sheehy PAC By Jessica Sheehy September 26, 2016

Farm safety tips and reminders

In anticipation of the upcoming harvest season, it’s important for those in the farming community to be well prepared and safe. Long hours, powerful machinery and isolated jobs all make the risk of farm-related injuries, which can often be fatal, quite high. However, remembering a few dependable safety practices and picking up a new tip or two can help you avoid a serious accident.

August 30, 2016

This Fourth of July, leave fireworks to the pros

Thousands of accidents each year underscore the danger of fireworks. In 2014, 11 people died and an estimated 10,500 were treated in emergency departments for fireworks-related injuries in the U.S. Statistics show the typical victim of a firework injury is a 25- to 44-year-old male. Here's why you should leave fireworks to the professionals.

Douglas Wesely OD By Douglas Wesely June 28, 2016

Healthy home advice: Falls, chemicals, medications and 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. In order to improve your well-being, consider the following tips for reducing falls, lessening household chemical incidents, properly managing medications and disposing of sharps appropriately.

Marie Morris MD By Marie Morris February 9, 2016

Wyatt's long ride back from carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide poisoning can strike in any season or any region, and it claims about 500 lives each year. Many more victims may suffer permanent injuries. A young motocross rider named Wyatt was one of the lucky ones.

January 7, 2016

Tips for safe snow shoveling

Shoveling snow can be good exercise when performed correctly. But taking on more than your body can handle or ignoring signs that you need to take a break may prove to be harmful. Health care providers at Mayo Clinic Health System want to ensure your safety as you clear driveways and sidewalks, so here are some tips for safe snow shoveling.

December 29, 2015

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.

Buck Bania MD By Buck Bania November 24, 2015