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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.

More recently, Dr. Smith has adopted the 21st century technology of audio and video podcasting as conduits for the short health and wellness reports, HEALTH NEWS YOU SHOULD USE.  Many of these have video versions, and they may be found on his YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKPOSWu-b4GjEK_iOCsp4MA

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.

Dec 29, 2018

Today’s topics:
A trick for comforting babies.
Marijuana damages sperm DNA.
Exercise is better than medication for reducing blood pressure.
Milk cereal drinks will make your child fat.
There is no such thing as a harmless concussion.
Alcohol triggers migraine headaches.
Then some SHORT SHORTS.........
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Dec 22, 2018

This is Health News You Should Use, the latest medical discoveries that you can use in a practical way to keep yourself and your family healthy.  Let’s run down a list of today’s topics: 

Obesity breeds cancer.

Eye blinks are conversational cues.

Your doctor’s stethoscopes are filthy.

Teen bullying produces brain...



Dec 14, 2018

Scoped broadcast of Dr. Howard Smith hosting David Hubel, MD, Harvard Medical School Professor and Nobel Laureate in Medicine/Physiology and Neil Barnard, MD, Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine.


Dec 13, 2018

Today's topics include: PREGNANT WOMEN’S COSMETICS SKEW DAUGHTERS DEVELOPMENT; PICTURES OF YOUR ROTTING BLOOD VESSELS DRIVES HEALTHIER BEHAVIOR; VAPING MARIJUANA MAY BE DANGEROUS; TEAM CHEMISTRY OUTFLANKS STAR PLAYERS; LIVING IN GREEN SPACES REDUCES HEART DISEASE; STOMACH ANTACIDS REDUCE BLEEDING FROM BLOOD THINNERS;...