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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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Feb 26, 2022




The CPSC and Marshalls now recall Festive Lights Hanukkah Menorahs in the shapes of llama, brontosaurus, stegosaurus, T-rex, castle, rainbow, rainbow platform, and emojis.  These menorahs are composed of resin and medium density fiberboard that may ignite and burn.  About 7900 of these menorahs were sold nationwide at Marshalls, HomeGoods, and Homesense stores.  Since it’s not the season for menorah use, you have plenty of time to return any of these that your purchased to Marshalls, HomeGoods, and Homesense stores for a full refund or a store gift card.  For more information about this recall or to arrange for a remote refund contact Marshalls at 1-888-627-7425, HomeGoods at 1-800-888-0776, or Homesense at 1-855-660-4663.


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