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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.

Apr 13, 2021

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/m7jdzPxXCOY

 

The CPSC and Black Diamond now recall PIEPS DSP Pro, DSP Pro Ice, and DSP Sport Avalanche Transceivers.  This transceiver can switch modes when not locked or installed in the harness preventing it from transmitting a signal and making it difficult to locate a skier in an...


Apr 13, 2021

 

Vidcast:   https://youtu.be/MbPLfoKZbZE

 

The CPSC and Geo Essential now recall GEO Wintergreen Organic Essential Oil and GEO Alleviate Organic Essential Oil Blend.  These products contain methylsalicylate that is dangerous for children and must be sold in child-resistant packaging.  This product’s packaging is not.


Apr 13, 2021

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/6LOq0k6CHJE

 

The CPSC and Verizon now recall Ellipsis Jetpack Mobile Hotspots.  Their lithium batteries may overheat creating fire and burn hazards.  About 2.5 million were sold via Verizon stores nationwide and on Verizon.com.  If you can do without the internet access the hotspot...


Apr 13, 2021

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/q-EmfkJ2plw

 

Barring US teens 14 to 17 years of age from using indoor tanning facilities would prevent more than 18,401 melanoma cases and save $205 million healthcare dollars.  This from a microsimulation study just published in the journal Cancer.

 

Banning tanning bed use for the 17.1...


Apr 13, 2021

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/heUksUkWdqw

 

The strains of holding down a job and maintaining social relationships increases a woman’s risk of developing heart disease by 21%.  Public health scientists at Philadelphia’s Drexel University report this and other conclusions following their study of 80,825 postmenopausal...