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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, and the timely how-to recommendations, HEALTH TIPS YOU CAN'T SKIP.  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. He will be filing news reports and creating commentaries regularly as audio podcasts.  Then several times a month, the aggregated reports will appear as vidcast HEALTH NEWS ROUNDUPS on his YouTube channel and as audio podcasts on this feed.  ​

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.

Oct 8, 2018

The hospital ratings on social media are inaccurate. Learn where you can get the most accurate information before you or your family must be admitted.

VidCast: 

https://youtu.be/kIgB1-w-7lg

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Victoria Perez, Seth Freedman. Do Crowdsourced Hospital Ratings Coincide with Hospital Compare Measures of Clinical and...


Oct 8, 2018

Fraudulent products, procedures, and people abound on the web. Here are some ready strategies that will help prevent you from being taken.

VidCast: https://youtu.be/8zG96y1wniw

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Bernie Garrett, Sue Murphy, Shahin Jamal, etal. Internet health scams-Developing a taxonomy and risk-of-deception assessment...


Oct 8, 2018

Drink extra glasses of water can prevent bladder infections. Here how much to drink and why.

VidCast: https://youtu.be/b_Cuvi_by2I


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Thomas M. Hooton, Mariacristina Vecchio, Alison Iroz, Ivan Tack, Quentin Dornic, Isabelle Seksek, Yair Lotan. Effect of Increased Daily Water Intake in Premenopausal Women With...


Oct 8, 2018

Creating see-saw weight loss-gain and fluctuations of your other body numbers by yo-yo dieting can lead to disaster.

VidCast:https://youtu.be/ZL-pqiWi9uA
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Mee Kyoung Kim , Kyungdo Han , Yong-Moon Park , etal. Associations of Variability in Blood Pressure, Glucose and Cholesterol Concentrations, and Body...


Yo-Yo Dieting May Be Deadly

Oct 8, 2018

Creating see-saw weight loss-gain and fluctuations of your other body numbers by yo-yo dieting can lead to disaster.

VidCast:https://youtu.be/ZL-pqiWi9uA
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Mee Kyoung Kim , Kyungdo Han , Yong-Moon Park , etal. Associations of Variability in Blood Pressure, Glucose and Cholesterol Concentrations, and Body...