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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.

Oct 26, 2021

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/PoYnub-BRgo

 

The FDA, Keeler Family Farms, ProSource Produce LLC, Everyplate, Hello Fresh, and Potandon Produce have recalled MVP, Big Bull, Peak Fresh Produce, Sierra Madre, Markon First Crop, Markon Essentials, Rio Blue, ProSource, Rio Valley, Sysco Imperial, and Green Giant red, yellow,...


Oct 26, 2021

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/rVHJSoAkH8g

 

The CPSC and Walmart are recalling Better Homes and Gardens Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones.  This product contaminated with Burkholderia pseudomallei, a reasonably rare bacterium that causes melioidosis, a nasty infection that may present as a...


Oct 26, 2021

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/Ziu12thexo0

 

The CPSC and Lightform have recalled Lightform LF2 and LF2+ LED Projectors.  The projector’s fan may malfunction leading to overheating, fires, and burns.  About 1,600 of these projectors were sold online at lightform.com and amazon.com.  If you have one of these projectors,...


Oct 26, 2021

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/I5lGJvvsZ6I

 

The CPSC and KTM, Husqvarna and GASGAS Motorcycles now recall Husqvarna and GASGAS Off-Road Closed Course Competition Motorcycles.  The retaining “R” clips on the front brake caliper pin may fail and cause the front brakes to malfunction leading to a possible crash.  About...


Oct 20, 2021

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/MPnWGwKUvy0

The FDA and Ivar’s Soup and Sauce Company are recalling Ivar’s Kettle Classic Clam Chowder with Uncured Bacon.  This product may contain hard, sharp opaque foreign bodies that could lead to lacerations of the mouth, tongue, throat, esophagus, or airway.  This soup was sold by...