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 […]