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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.

Mar 15, 2019

Vidcast: https://youtu.be/q71bhoFuam4

Here are the headlines for this weeks stories:

Toxins At Home And In Food Can Make You Sterile

Raw Dog Food Contains Dangerous Bacteria

Mediterranean Diet Turbocharges You In Just Days

Young Women Need Better Lipid Screening

Childbirth In the 50s Can Be As Safe As In...


Mar 15, 2019

Vidcast: https://youtu.be/E40hnE1C8yA

Nine year old Lilly has special needs.  She is intrigued by bagging at the grocery store and loves seeing how the various packages fit together in any given bag just like a puzzle.

On a recent trip to the market with her mom, she was eyeing the bags when cashier Isaac Witte asked...


Mar 15, 2019

Vidcast: https://youtu.be/m3yHMVTJ3zw

Hookah smoking is considered safe and fun.  It attracts teens and young adults by the droves.   This cavalier attitude is drawing alarm from the American Heart Association, and it is time to set the record straight.

Water pipe smoking is industrial strength tobacco smoking.  A...


Mar 15, 2019

Vidcast: https://youtu.be/ujmnLUq7wdk

Young infants use the quality of laughter they hear to help them separate family and friend from stranger danger.  A joint study by communication psychologists at New York University and UCLA concludes that babies as young as 5 months of age can detect social relationships by...


Mar 15, 2019

Vidcast: https://youtu.be/08vDhmJzUMc

A one-hour midday nap can help you control your blood pressure as well as taking medications or changing your diet.  Greek cardiologists will be presenting their data demonstrating this effect next week at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Sessions.

The...