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Dr. Howard Smith Oncall


Howard G. Smith, M.D. is a pediatric otolaryngologist and former radio talk show host. As an ENT specialist, he has expertise in utilizing maximal medical management to avoid the need for ear or sinus surgery. As a media personality, he was the medical editor and talk show host at WBZ-AM, WRKO-AM, and WMRE-AM, all in Boston, Massachusetts.

Trained at Harvard Medical School and a long-time faculty member at Boston Children’s Hospital, he now practices in central Connecticut at Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Associates and Connecticut Children's Medical Center. He is the author of the paperback and e-book "Parents Ear Infection Cookbook: Medical Strategies for Avoiding Surgery.

Selected podcasts are available as both audio and video podcasts, the latter on YouTube.com on the Dr. Howard Smith Reports channel.

Listeners may contact Dr. Smith with questions or comments by e-mailing him at drhowardsmith.reports@gmail.com. Dr. Smith's webpage is www.drhowardsmith.com. His Twitter handle is @DrHSmithReports

Jun 5, 2006

Dr. Howard Smith teaches you how to prevent sunburn and skin damage for yourself and your kids by knowing how to use the SPF = sun protection factor listed on your suncreens to calculate how long you can safely remain in the sun. The formula: SPF X 30 minutes (for average complexion) - number of safe minutes. Use 20 minutes for babies and light complexion and 40 minutes for olive skin or dark complexion. For safety, use half the listed SPF (15 instead of 30) so the formula becomes: (SPF/2) X 30 minutes (for average complexion)= number of safe minutes.  Listeners may contact Dr. Smith with questions or comments by e-mailing him at drhowardsmith@yahoo.com. Dr. Smith's webpage is www.drhowardsmith.com.