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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.

May 22, 2022

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/kLvn0KpN4T4

 

The FDA and The JM Smucker Co. now recall select Jif peanut butter products sold in the US.  The peanut butter is contaminated with salmonella, a bacterium that causes serious and sometime fatal infections in the very young, in frail or elderly individuals, and in those with...


May 22, 2022

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/Q_9lJ8Dodn4

 

The FDA and Dierberg’s Markets are recalling Dierberg’s Markets Fresh Garden Spiral Pasta Salad with an outdate of 5/31/22 in 12oz & 2 lb packages. This product has undeclared egg.   The salad in the spiral pasta container is actually broccoli cheddar that contains egg. ...


May 22, 2022

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/w8vjbSxw-AE

 

The FDA and White Cane Sockeye Salmon LLC are recalling its Wild Alaskan Cooked and Smoked Salmon.  This product contains undeclared wheat and soy.  Those with soy or wheat allergies or those with gluten issues or celiac disease could develop severe of life-threatening allergic...


May 22, 2022

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/V-PLVxsUSyw

 

The FDA and QueensMade Lemonade LLC announce the recall of all its juice-type products including all lemonade flavors and ginger turmeric shots.  These products were produced without supervision of a mandated inspector, and product safety could not be verified.  These products...


May 22, 2022

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/gpivncWMVG0

 

The CPSC and DLG are recalling Hover-1 Superfly Hoverboards.  An electronic throttle software defect permits energy to flow to the motor driving the board forward even when the rider is not controlling it.  This is a setup for falls and injuries to the rider and bystanders. ...