Dr. Smolens: Learn the 2 simple steps to save a life with hands-only CPR

Over 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year in the U.S. This means there is a chance that you or someone you love may need Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the case of an emergency. Cardiac arrest does not discriminate. It can happen to anyone, at any time, at any place. That’s why […]

Dr. Smolens: beat the heat and stay safe this summer

The temperatures have reached the three digits and kids are out of school. This could only mean one thing: summer is finally here! And while we all enjoy soaking up the sun, it’s important to protect our health when temperatures rise. Taking simple steps — such as wearing well-ventilated shoes and avoiding the sun when […]

Dr. Smolens: How to Identify the Warning Signs of Stroke Before It’s Too Late

Approximately every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. Stroke —a condition that impacts the arteries leading to and within the brain—is a leading cause of disability in the country and the No. 5 cause of death. It is important to learn the risk factors associated with stroke, along with warning signs […]