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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.

Aug 6, 2022

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/-1L4izky4uo

 

The FDA and the HEB company are recalling HEB Creamy Creations Light Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. This ice cream contains undeclared wheat.  Those with a wheat or gluten allergy or with celiac disease could develop a serious allergic reaction after ingesting this ice cream. ...


Aug 6, 2022

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/lDf7Ochu6Gg

 

The FDA and Distributor RFR, LLC announce the recall of SANGTER Energy Supplement.  This supplement contains undeclared sildenafil, the generic name for the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, making it an unapproved drug with unproven safety and effectiveness.  This supplement...


Aug 6, 2022

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/1rmjTdl1d60

 

The FDA and Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections now recall Wilbur’s Milk Chocolate Covered Blueberries.  The 8 oz. packages of these chocolate covered blueberries also contain chocolate covered almonds.  Those with almond allergies could develop serious or...


Aug 6, 2022

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/pQGyCcgjBik

 

The FDA and Lyons Magnus LLC now recall variously branded and flavored drinks.  These include: Lyons Ready Care Dairy and Nutritional Drinks; Lyons Barista Style beverages; Pirq chocolate, vanilla, caramel and strawberry drinks; Lucerna chocolate, vanilla, and...


Aug 6, 2022

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Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/BdjikAhITsE

 

The FDA and the Edgewell Personal Care Company have recalled Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray.  This product has trace levels of benzene which has apparent origins in the propellent used to generate the spray.  Benzene is a carcinogen that enters the body via...