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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.

Apr 15, 2006

Dr. Howard Smith discusses the causes, prevention, and treatment of springtime and other allergies in children and adults. He discusses a typical case of springtime allergic rhinitis, and reviews the recipes useful for treating these problems.  Listeners may contact Dr. Smith with questions or comments by e-mailing him...

Apr 6, 2006

Dr. Howard Smith discusses the causes and non-surgical treatment for persistent ear infections in children. He begins by discussing normal speech development. He discusses a typical case of persisting ear infections, the superVIP treatment recipe for this situation, and the long-term medical management of such...

Apr 6, 2006

Dr. Howard Smith discusses the causes and non-surgical treatment for recurrent ear infections in children and adults. He begins by reviewing when your child should see a specialist. He discusses the specialty evaluation of ear infections, the use of antibiotics as prophylaxis, and other treatments.  Listeners may...

Apr 6, 2006

Dr. Howard Smith warns that noise at work can raise your blood pressure and heart rate with greater subsequent risks of heart attack and stroke.