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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.

Dr. Smith has adopted audio and video podcasting as conduits for HEALTH NEWS YOU SHOULD USE. Based on the latest medical, health, and wellness literature these reports provide practical information you can use to keep yourself and your family healthy. Many reports have video versions, and Dr. Smith’s YouTube Channel may be found at: http://bit.ly/2rNw6XQ

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.  He is now based in New York City.

If you have questions or suggestions about this content, please email the doctor at drhowardsmith.reports@gmail.com or leave him a message at 516-778-8864.  His website is: www.drhowardsmith.com.

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.

Jan 15, 2021

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/nJa_a4wU-Fc

 

The CPSC and Academy Sports + Outdoors are recalling the Academy Sport + Outdoors Ozone 500 Density Bicycles.  The locking hardware on the front wheel can become loose resulting in front wheel instability, posing fall and injury hazards.  If you have one of these bicycles, stop...


Jan 15, 2021

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/VsK54q7042s

 

The CPSC and Rusdt-Oleum have recalled Rust-Oleum Professional Bright Galvanizing Compound Spray Paint. The bottom of the pressurized container can detach unexpectedly, posing an injury hazard. If you have this paint, stop using it and contact Rust-Oleum at 1-800-908-4050 for a...


Jan 15, 2021

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/xJ0MuDK6630

 

The CPSC and Massimo Motor Sports have recalled the Massimo Percussion Massage Guns.  The lithium ion battery may overheat causing a burn and fire hazard.  Immediately stop using these guns and contact Massimo at 1-877-881-6376 for a refund.

 


Jan 15, 2021

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/q0hT3qnVGz0

 

The CPSC and Belkin announce the recall of the Belkin Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition.  A manufacturing defect in the power supply unit can cause the charger to malfunction and overheat, posing fire and shock hazards.  If you own this unit stop, stop using it.


Jan 15, 2021

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/rYPuZ6GtsJU

 

The CPSC and Juratoys have recalled Janod Toy Confetti Trumpets.  The small plastic pieces inside the toy trumpets can come loose and can be ingested by children, posing a choking hazard. If you own this toy, don’t permit your child to use it.  Dispose of the trumpet...