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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.

Mar 24, 2021

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/xKqjyP5oYjo

 

The FDA and Western Mixers Produce & Nut Company are recalling Gelson’s Yogurt Raisins.  This product may contain undeclared peanuts.  Those adult and children with peanut allergies may develop serious and life-threatening allergic reactions should they ingest these yogurt...


Mar 24, 2021

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/xFL8emWk5nM

 

The FDA and the Mindo Chocolate Makers recall the Mindo Coffee Toffee Chocolate Bars.  There is undeclared milk in the butter used in the toffee contained in this candy bar.  Those with milk allergies are at risk for serious and life-threatening allergic reactions if they...


Mar 24, 2021

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/u4JZk8JVdZM

 

The CPSC and Briggs & Stratton announce the recall of the Briggs & Stratton YTL Log Splitters with 250cc engines sold under the Black Diamond, Crimson, Lumberjack, Performance Built, and Brute brand names.  Their engine ignition coils and flywheels are defective leading to...


Mar 24, 2021

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/422x2ZDNx6E

 

The CPSC and HD Hudson recall illu-Mist Battery-Powered Garden Sprayers.  This sprayer’s lithium ion battery could overheat leading to a fire risk.  If you bought one of these sprayers,  immediately stop using it, remove the battery tray, and look for a brown battery.  If...


Mar 24, 2021

 

Vidcast:  nhttps://youtu.be/oaFwRKR4ngw

 

The CPSC and Genentech are recalling the prescription drug Erysdi, the brand name for risdiplam.  This drug is used for treatment of spinal muscular atrophy in both adults and children.  The bottles containing this drug may leak leading to a risk of skin or eye exposure. ...