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Why you still need to wear a face mask (and how to wear it properly)

As some aspects of life begin to return to normal — or at least a new normal — it may be tempting to ease up on precautions and preventive steps. But remember that COVID-19 safety measures, including wearing a face mask, are still as important as ever.  While most people know how to wash their hands and …

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19 simple ways to keep your children safe from injury

As the spring and summer months approach, the warmer weather provides more opportunity for children to enjoy the outdoors — and unfortunately, more opportunity for injury. Children have a free spirit and often do not recognize the consequences that accompany risk during playtime. While we want to “let kids be kids,” as they say, safety …

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Why trampolines may be more dangerous than you think

Jumping on a trampoline may seem like a fun physical activity for your child, but how safe is this popular pastime? The truth is that trampolines pose a significant safety concern for all children, especially those under the age of six. I’m telling you this as a doctor, but also as a parent. My four-year-old …

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Safety Tips for SXSW

Spring is here and the SXSW festival is upon us. The annual Austin event encompasses everything from music to film to interactive. Following are some tips from Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock Emergency Room Medical Director Ross Tobleman, MD on how to stay safe and enjoy the fun and festivities. Crowds and public …

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Holiday safety tips you forgot to add to your list…

With mile-long shopping lists, people to visit, and events to attend, holiday safety may not be the first thing on your mind. The Baylor Scott & White Health Care System Department of Public Safety is offering these important holiday safety tips to help keep you and your family protected throughout the busy holiday season. Whether at work, home, …

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10 Halloween safety tips: All treats, no tricks

Halloween is quickly approaching, and ghouls and goblins everywhere are competing for this year’s best costume. It’s difficult not to get swept up in all the excitement and Hocus Pocus of Halloween! We all at the Level 1 trauma center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas want to share some tips with you that can …

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Fireworks Safety

As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, many people are looking forward to the dazzling fireworks displays that celebrate our Independence each year. But, fireworks can be very dangerous. In 2011 more than 9,000 emergency department visits were due to fireworks-related injuries. As an emergency physician with more than 15 years of experience and as …

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June is National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month. Scott & White will be publishing information both internally for staff, as well as externally for patients, tips and information about effective handwashing, summer safety, distracted driving and waste management. Even though flu season is behind us, it’s still vital that we remember the importance of handwashing in reducing germs. …

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