• Mayo Clinic Minute: Head-to-toe tips for a safer Halloween

a group of children in Halloween costumes

On an evening for treats, injuries can end up being the Halloween trick nobody wants. Every year, ill-fitting costumes are blamed for cuts, lacerations and fractures that send disappointed trick-or-treaters to the emergency room.

However, there are some simple things you can do before Halloween to lessen the chances of bumps in the night.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, pediatrician Dr. Vandana Bhide offers ideas for making trick-or-treating safer for your family. Jeff Olsen reports.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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