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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.

Mar 15, 2019


Here are the headlines for this weeks stories:

Toxins At Home And In Food Can Make You Sterile

Raw Dog Food Contains Dangerous Bacteria

Mediterranean Diet Turbocharges You In Just Days

Young Women Need Better Lipid Screening

Childbirth In the 50s Can Be As Safe As In The 40s

Pregnancy Infections May Trigger Autism and Depression

Vaping Triggers Heart Attacks and Strokes

Bosses Who Bully Kill Their Own Bottom Lines

Environmental Music Synchronizes Everyone’s Brainwaves

New Immunotherapy For Advanced Breast Cancer

Snoring And Sleep Apnea Linked to Young Athletes’ Sudden Death

Napping Controls Blood Pressure

Infants Distinguish Family From Strangers By Laughter

Hookah Smoking Is Even More Dangerous Than Cigarettes

TRY A LITTLE KINDNESS: Checkout Guy Fulfills Special Needs Child’s Dream


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