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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:

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.

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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 27, 2022




The FDA and Family Dollar Inc. have recalled a slew of products that have been shipped to various Family Dollar retail stores from a Family Dollar Distribution Center in West Memphis, Arkansas.  This warehouse was found to be infested with rats and other rodents.  Products from this warehouse may be contaminated with salmonella and include drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, dietary supplements, pet food, and human food.  If you recently bought any of these products from Family Dollar stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, or Tennessee, return them to the point of purchase for a refund.  For more information, contact Family Dollar Customer Service at 1-844-636-7687.


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