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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 1, 2019

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:

Shoulder Replacement Surgery Needs Repeating

Exercise Helps Your Body Take Out The Trash

You May Be Throwing Away Good Food

Salty Food May Trigger Allergy

Common Over-The-Counter Antibacterial Deactivates Antibiotics

Junk Food Will Drive You Crazy

US Drug Overdoses Higher Than Other Wealthy Nations

Parental and Child Illegal Drug Use Linked

An Urban Park Will Lift Your Spirits

More Hearts For Transplantation

Stool Testing Can Replace Colonoscopy

Teen High Blood Pressure Leads To Later Kidney Failure

Middle Age Activity Reduces Later Dementia Risk

Birth Complications Higher Nights, Weekends, and Holidays

TRY A LITTLE KINDNESS: Savor Throughout Life

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