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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 on the Dr. Howard Smith Reports channel.

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

Feb 16, 2006

Dr. Howard Smith reviews the causes of acute ear infections, tells you why antibiotics are sometimes not necessary and why, at other times, they are never enough to cure the infection. He tells you when your child or grandchild needs a visit to an ear specialist. Dr. Smith tells you about a "miracle" electronic...

Feb 13, 2006

If you like to exercise or have asthma, fish oil may be your perfect dietary supplement. Listen as Dr. Howard Smith explains why.

Feb 13, 2006

Dr. Howard Smith reports that the use of aspirin is increasing among those with heart disease and those at risk for developing it such as diabetics.

Feb 13, 2006

Keep a smile on your face, and in your heart, it is THE BEST MEDICINE. Dr. Howard Smith gives you a few more reasons why this is true.

Feb 13, 2006

Chocolate is the love food, and, if you love your heart, give it and your circulation some dark chocolate regularly. Dr. Howard Smith explains why.