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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.

Jun 11, 2006

Dr. Howard Smith discusses do-it-yourself treatment recipes for adults and children. The regimen is based on the SAACD (pronounced sacked) protocol with S=saline; A=antihistamines; A=anti-inflammatory medications; C=cromolyn; D=decongestants.  Listeners may contact Dr. Smith with questions or comments by e-mailing him at...

Jun 11, 2006

Dr. Howard Smith teaches you how to prevent ear pain, ear damage, and hearing problems when you and your children are flying, going up into the mountains, or even riding an elevator. He shares with you his "recipes" for decongestion and pressure equalization for the trip up and, of most importance, for the trip...

Jun 5, 2006

Dr. Howard Smith teaches you how to prevent sunburn and skin damage for yourself and your kids by knowing how to use the SPF = sun protection factor listed on your suncreens to calculate how long you can safely remain in the sun. The formula: SPF X 30 minutes (for average complexion) - number of safe minutes. Use...