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Howard G. Smith, M.D. is a pediatric otolaryngologist and former radio talk show host. As an ENT specialist, he has expertise in utilizing maximal medical management to avoid the need for ear or sinus surgery. As a media personality, he was the medical editor and talk show host at WBZ-AM, WRKO-AM, and WMRE-AM, all in Boston, Massachusetts.

Trained at Harvard Medical School and a long-time faculty member at Boston Children’s Hospital, he now practices in central Connecticut at Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Associates and Connecticut Children's Medical Center. He is the author of the paperback and e-book "Parents Ear Infection Cookbook: Medical Strategies for Avoiding Surgery.

Selected podcasts are available as both audio and video podcasts, the latter on YouTube.com on the Dr. Howard Smith Reports channel.

Listeners may contact Dr. Smith with questions or comments by e-mailing him at drhowardsmith.reports@gmail.com. Dr. Smith's webpage is www.drhowardsmith.com. His Twitter handle is @DrHSmithReports

Sep 10, 2006

Dr. Howard Smith discusses tympanostomy tube insertion surgery for management of recurrent ear infections and persistent middle ear infections. He discusses the indications for surgery, the benefits of the surgery, the potential complications of the operation, and the necessary follow up. He also discusses adenoidectomy...


Sep 5, 2006

Dr. Howard Smith teaches you how to prevent and treat nosebleeds.  Listeners may contact Dr. Smith with questions or comments by e-mailing him at drhowardsmith@yahoo.com. Dr. Smith's webpage is www.drhowardsmith.com.


Jun 11, 2006

Dr. Howard Smith discusses do-it-yourself treatment recipes for adults and children. The regimen is based on the SAACD (pronounced sacked) protocol with S=saline; A=antihistamines; A=anti-inflammatory medications; C=cromolyn; D=decongestants.  Listeners may contact Dr. Smith with questions or comments by e-mailing him at...


Jun 11, 2006

Dr. Howard Smith teaches you how to prevent ear pain, ear damage, and hearing problems when you and your children are flying, going up into the mountains, or even riding an elevator. He shares with you his "recipes" for decongestion and pressure equalization for the trip up and, of most importance, for the trip...


Jun 5, 2006

Dr. Howard Smith teaches you how to prevent sunburn and skin damage for yourself and your kids by knowing how to use the SPF = sun protection factor listed on your suncreens to calculate how long you can safely remain in the sun. The formula: SPF X 30 minutes (for average complexion) - number of safe minutes. Use...