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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.

If you have questions or suggestions about this content, please email the doctor at or leave him a message at 516-778-8864.  His website is:

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.

Oct 29, 2018

The initial upload was corrupted.  File should be ~16 minutes and not 5 minutes in length.

Oct 28, 2018

Health capsules from the first part of October, 2018 including: flu shots; prevention of non-fatal injuries; FDA approvals of Gardasil 9 and a Bose hearing aid, a drug to prevent diabetes, prevention of macular degeneration, how to avoid raising a bratty child, danger of gastric reflux medications, pediatricians...

Oct 22, 2018

Excepts from WBZ Radio evening talk program with discussion about dealing with the IRS and personal finance.

Oct 22, 2018

Program inviting call-ins for ANY problem: health, legal, home maintenance.