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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:

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 or leave him a message at 516-778-8864.  His website is:

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.

Jan 3, 2019

Stories and features:
Britain's “Dry January.”
Less drinking helps stop smoking efforts.
VIDEO: What smoking 30 packs of cigarettes looks like.
HELP: Beat winter boredom.
A head tilt makes you more approachable.
FUTUREMED: Irish bogs may yield stronger antibiotics.
Cottonseed oil better lipid chaser than olive oil.
New comprehensive child vaccine.
HEALTHTECH: heart attack risk calculator from Mayo Clinic.
Surgery to stop phantom limb pain.
TRY A LITTLE KINDNESS: a brave driver is rewarded.

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