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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.

Jun 12, 2019

Vidcast: https://youtu.be/IcqzirlDbU8

Health News You Should Use, the latest medical discoveries and commonsense advice that you can use in a practical way to keep yourself and your family healthy.  

Here are this weeks stories :

Chocolate Packaging Influences Its Flavor

Teen Boys Have Different Eating Disorders...


Jun 12, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/cgwFQCj6DU4

A new mega-study by workplace psychologists at the University of Toronto shows that extroverts  have definite advantages at work.   These pluses appear applicable to any type of work and to all work settings.

Extroverts’ advantages fall into 4 general categories: exceptional...


Jun 12, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/wM-_Cv1ZBLY

Kids’ apparel all too often bears food graphics and two-thirds of those images depict unhealthy foods.  These are just some of the worrisome conclusions from a University of Michigan study now published in the journal Eating Behaviors.

Developmental pediatricians there...


Jun 12, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/nnW6s-HjVxM

A study from Switzerland’s University of Geneva pinpoints time of entry into high school as the watershed when teens increasing shun healthy physical activity in favor of increasingly sedentary pursuits.  This trend is likely responsible for our current child obesity epidemic as...


Jun 12, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/ClsxEzOQKCI

Hey I get no respect!  Foods containing GMOs which stands for genetically modified organisms have become the Rodney Dangerfields of nutrition.  Zealots have waged disinformation campaigns falsely claiming that GMO food is dangerous despite support for it from the National Academy...