Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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.

Feb 29, 2020




CDC is pinpointing an E. coli outbreak arising from clover sprouts served at Jimmy Johns’s restaurants in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Texas, and Utah.  If you have recently eaten clover sprouts on a sandwich from Jimmy John’s and are now suffering from stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea immediately contact your doctor for testing and proactive treatment.  If you have part of the sandwich, bring it to your doctor.  It may take up to 9 days for symptoms to begin.


If you have an uneaten sandwich with sprouts, dispose of the sandwich.  Children, elders, pregnant women, those with immune issues, or other chronic illnesses should not eat raw sprouts.  If you become ill, seek help and a diagnosis immediately, and E. coli gastrenteritis can be deadly.


#ecoli #sprouts #jimmyjohns