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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.

Dr. Smith has adopted audio and video podcasting as conduits for HEALTH NEWS YOU SHOULD USE. Based on the latest medical, health, and wellness literature these reports provide practical information you can use to keep yourself and your family healthy. Many reports have video versions, and Dr. Smith’s YouTube Channel may be found at: http://bit.ly/2rNw6XQ

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 is now based in New York City.

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.

Feb 20, 2020

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/ccc7HI9g-gE

 

One breast milk oligosaccaride, thats a complex sugar named 2FL, appears to be the driver for better brain development in new babies. It works best the earlier it’s ingested. 

 

Pediatricians at UC-San Diego and Children’s Hospital-LA studied 50 mother-baby pairs analyzing...


Feb 20, 2020

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/5rTC9x7Rics

 

Female nurses are nearly 40% more likely to die of suicide than women in the general population.  The rate for male nurses is half that but still worrisome.  Several just published studies from UC-San Diego reviewed more than 154,000 records from the CDCs National Violent Death...


Feb 20, 2020

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/_BuvLprMqjg

 

When blood pressures first rise, guidelines tell doctors to prescribe chlorthalidone.  A just published multi-site study from Columbia, Cornell, Yale, and UCLA warns that drug is not the safest choice.

 

Comparing the outcomes of chlorthalidone with the more traditional...


Feb 20, 2020

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/VXiQqpMRrxc

 

ResMed company has issued a compulsory recall of its Stellar 100 and 150 Non-invasive and Invasive Ventilators.  The sound alarm on the devices may not operate properly risking patient safety.  

 

The alarm will not work if the ventilator plugged in with the power switch...


Feb 19, 2020

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/8uSNSFtyP3k

 

Bilingual individuals appear to possess greater cognitive or thinking reserve and appear more resistant to the scourges of mental decline.  This is the conclusion of Canadian research just published in Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders.

 

The investigators studied 75...