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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.

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.

Dec 29, 2018

Today’s topics:
A trick for comforting babies.
Marijuana damages sperm DNA.
Exercise is better than medication for reducing blood pressure.
Milk cereal drinks will make your child fat.
There is no such thing as a harmless concussion.
Alcohol triggers migraine headaches.
Then some SHORT SHORTS.........
Compression stocking may turbocharge you.
Marijuana could hurt your eyes.
Supermarket impulse buying will fatten your family.
New FDA guidelines for preventing narcotic overdoses.
Getting the most from spinach.