To live life means to take risks. In fact, a risk-free existence is not possible. Everyone is exposed to health risks from the moment of conception until death. The greatest risk in life is being born. Being born a normal, healthy child is only a 50–50 proposition. 1 After that, each of us is exposed to risks that may lead to a spectrum of outcomes, including minor injury, serious illness requiring immediate medical attention, and death. There are inherent risks in each and every choice we make. The kinds of risks we take depend on the activities we engage in and the technologies we use. The key to living a good and healthy life is not to try to eliminate all risks entirely but to minimize risks that we can control. All automobile risks cannot be controlled by a driver, but risk-preventive practices such as wearing seat belts can be the difference between a minor injury and death.