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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.

Sep 30, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/JVUkY5c6kqw

 

Overdoing your training for an endurance sport can leave you mentally fatigued.  A French investigation, just published in the journal Current Biology, studied 37 thirty something male athletes during a 9 week training program.

 

Over-training led to feelings of mental exhaustion...


Sep 30, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/XC4XX8lSwtw

 

Nearly 40% of Americans state that today’s divisive politics are stressing them out.  Even more distressing is that 4% are driven to suicidal thoughts.

 

Political scientists at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln surveyed some 800 subjects.  The data show that:

  • 32% are...


Sep 30, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/SmZC939blGs

 

Choline supplementation may be one important key to preventing the dread dementia of aging.  A mouse model study by the Arizona State University finds that choline blocks formation of amyloid plaques and reduces numbers of microglial scavenger cells that damage normal brain...


Sep 27, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/EgRJcmO3kns

 

Many studies convince us that healthy eating, consuming more fruits and vegetables while moderating intake of carbs, fat, and meats, reduces cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.  Now an Australian meta-analysis presents proof that such a moderating diet will also keep your...


Sep 27, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/JpZFL6rGnfY

 

Slogans seem more believable if the words appear in alphabetic order or nearly so.  A University of  Texas study, just published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, explores this phenomenon in detail.

 

Ten advertising claims, either written in an alphabetic sequence or not,...