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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.

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Oct 2, 2022

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/R86eH8jRlqQ

 

MIT bioengineers and oncologists have developed a rapid card-based test to assess a person’s levels of neutralizing antibodies that can fend off a CoVid infection.  The system employs the typical lateral flow card used in current CoVid home antigen test kits.  

 

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Oct 2, 2022

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/7nCgUcIjJNY

 

The Australian digital health startup ResApp will become part of the Pfizer family after $116 millionUS changes hands.  The ResApp mobile app analyses cough and other respirator sounds to help diagnose asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, croups, and COPD.  The app might help with...


Oct 2, 2022

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/x__bMilMWNY

 

Inventive bioengineers at Georgia’s Kennesaw State College of Computing and Software Engineering are developing a finger probe to  measure blood glucose levels without a blood draw, fingerstick, or even a microneedle in the subcutaneous tissue.  Named GlucoCheck, the...


Oct 2, 2022

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/AkpQ47lvXPg

 

Clothing with AI-controlled and air-driven actuators will help kids coping with cerebral palsy fine-tune their arm and leg motions.  Bioengineers at UC-Riverside working with clinicians at California’s Children’s Hospital of Orange County, better known at CHOC, are...


Oct 2, 2022

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/zoUGgY0ZH44

 

Canadian bioengineers have developed the technology for diagnosing and analyzing cancers in the brain using a 3D printed ultrasensitive nanosensor capable of detecting tumor-specific proteins in at little as 5 ul of blood using surface-enhanced Raman scattering methodology.