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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.

Dec 11, 2018

Dr. Howard Smith sifts through mounds of medical news to bring you Health News Should Should Use including:
Height and cancer, Dad fitness impact on offspring, Pancreatic cancer early warning, biofeedback therapy for constipation, maternal hypothyroidism impacts child intelligence, grow new spinal disks, last resort for migraines, organic food benefits, macular degeneration treatment simplified, omega 3 fatty acids, reduce miscarriages, pacifier licking reduces allergies, preventing nosebleeds, medical hypnosis for IBD, sport brain injury, weight-lifting and aerobic exercise, family meals, kid fun ideas, soy baby food dangers, smoking fathers and fertility, teaching speech to infants, narcotics overprescribing, screen time depression, hookah dangers, coffee prevents dementia, farmer’s market dangers, Apple Watch heart-health.

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