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DR. HOWARD SMITH ONCALL

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.

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.

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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.

Stop Your Stress With A Safety Signal

Dec 13, 2019

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/5PFjaUwlKzQ

 

We can neutralize our stress and anxiety with song, a stuffed animal, and even another person.  Psychologists at Yale and Cornell present this stress antidote adding that a safety signal triggers an entirely different neural network than that through which behavioral therapy...


Dec 13, 2019

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/5PFjaUwlKzQ

 

We can neutralize our stress and anxiety with song, a stuffed animal, and even another person.  Psychologists at Yale and Cornell present this stress antidote adding that a safety signal triggers an entirely different neural network than that through which behavioral therapy...


Dec 13, 2019

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/XZ5zruOCTWI

 

Australians, forever known as industrial strength meat eaters, have found a way to continue their habit while still eating heart healthy.  Enter the Mediterranean-Pork diet.  

 

It fuses the typical med diet of fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, legumes, whole grains and olive oils...


Dec 13, 2019

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/qzPedk35i7g

 

Eating red meat and fatty foods will more than triple your risk of going blind over time. So says a collaborative University of Buffalo-University of Wisconsin study just published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

 

The investigators reviewed the dietary preferences of...


Dec 12, 2019

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/tBJw-6SRtGk

 

Drummers develop simplified connections between the two halves of their brain and more efficiently organized motor control zones.  A German study just published in the journal Brain and Behavior draws these conclusions from their MRI studies of 20 professional drummers with...