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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:

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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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.

Feb 16, 2006

Dr. Howard Smith reviews the causes of acute ear infections, tells you why antibiotics are sometimes not necessary and why, at other times, they are never enough to cure the infection. He tells you when your child or grandchild needs a visit to an ear specialist. Dr. Smith tells you about a "miracle" electronic...

Feb 13, 2006

If you like to exercise or have asthma, fish oil may be your perfect dietary supplement. Listen as Dr. Howard Smith explains why.

Feb 13, 2006

Dr. Howard Smith reports that the use of aspirin is increasing among those with heart disease and those at risk for developing it such as diabetics.

Feb 13, 2006

Keep a smile on your face, and in your heart, it is THE BEST MEDICINE. Dr. Howard Smith gives you a few more reasons why this is true.

Feb 13, 2006

Chocolate is the love food, and, if you love your heart, give it and your circulation some dark chocolate regularly. Dr. Howard Smith explains why.