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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.

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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.

Mar 9, 2019


I’m Dr. Howard Smith reporting from NYC with the Health News Roundup for the 1st week of MARCH, 2019.  This is Health News You Should Use, the latest medical discoveries that you can use in a practical way to keep yourself and your family healthy.  

Here are the headlines for this weeks 15 top stories:

THC and not CBD Drives Most Benefit From Weed Use

Nicotine During Pregnancy Triggers Offspring ADHD

ER Visits Create Drug Dangers

Soccer May Lead To ALS

How To Get Deep, Healthy Sleep

Constant Infant Correction Sensitizes Their Brains To Anger

Music Can Block Creativity

Which Exercise Helps You Live The Longest

Smartphone Apps Can Slim You

You Night Owls Can’t Count On Weekend Catch-up Sleep

There is NO Autism Risk From MMR Vaccine

Convenience Stores Are Illegally Pedaling Cigarettes To Children

Mouthwash May Bump Up Your Blood Pressure

Cochlear Implants for Youngest Deaf Infants A Winning Strategy

TRY A LITTLE KINDNESS:  The Arts Help The Sciences

For more information, you’ll find all the references for the stories and a copy of show notes on my website at: