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DR. HOWARD SMITH ONCALL

Howard G. Smith, M.D. is a former radio medical editor and talk show host in the Boston Metro area.  His "Medical Minute" of health and wellness news and commentary was a regular weekday feature on WBZ-AM, WRKO-AM, and WMRE-AM.   His popular two-way talk show, Dr. Howard Smith OnCall, was regularly heard Sunday morning and middays on WBZ.

Trained at Harvard Medical School and a long-time faculty member at Boston Children’s Hospital, he practiced Pediatric Otolaryngology for 40 years in Boston, Southern California, and in central Connecticut.

If you have questions or suggestions about this content, please email the doctor at drhowardsmith.reports@gmail.com or leave him a message at 516-778-8864.  His website is: www.drhowardsmith.com.

Please note that the news, views, commentary, and opinions that Dr. Smith provides are for informational purposes only.  Any changes that you or members of your family contemplate making to lifestyle, diet, medications, or medical therapy should always be discussed beforehand with personal physicians who have been supervising your care.

Nov 15, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/n287C8md9t0

 

It’s generally thought that background music stirs creativity.  Not so says a study from several universities in the UK and Sweden just published in the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology.

 

A total of 84 university students and staff were presented with tests of creative...


Nov 15, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/md9yTWb2Jos

 

You and I have talked many times about the fact that exercise, almost any exercise other than reaching for a donut, will help you live longer.  Now a study from Denmark published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings pinpoints just which forms of exercise will add extra years to...


Nov 15, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/9_LxyguWH5U

 

Deep sleep, the slow wave, non-REM variety, is the best sleep for literally cleansing your brain according to a new study from the University of Rochester.  The scientists studied the effects of deep sleep in a mouse model inducing that state with the unique combination of...


Nov 14, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/Esf1lZ987dg

 

Microplastics from yoga outfits, sweat-wicking suits, and fleece vests are turning up in Pacific Ocean oysters and clams.  Marine biologists from Portland State University surveyed some 300 oysters and clams from 15 sites along the Oregon coast.

 

Plastic material was found in...


Our Clothing Is Poisoning Marine Life And Us

Nov 14, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/Esf1lZ987dg

 

Microplastics from yoga outfits, sweat-wicking suits, and fleece vests are turning up in Pacific Ocean oysters and clams.  Marine biologists from Portland State University surveyed some 300 oysters and clams from 15 sites along the Oregon coast.

 

Plastic material was found in...