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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.

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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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Sep 28, 2022




The FDA and GHGA are recalling multiple ready-to-eat vegetable products due to contamination with listeria monocytogenes.  The bacterium can trigger serious and sometimes fatal infections in the very young, frail elders, and in those with weak immune systems.  Listeria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths.  The affected products include: Asparagus Saute, Diced Bell Pepper and White Onion, Diced Red Onion, Fajita Mix, Fiesta Corn, Hamburger Fixins, Hatch Chile Guacamole Blender, Large Medium Salsa, Large Mild Chunky Guacamole, Large Mild Salsa, Mango Habanero Blender, Medium Hatch Salsa, Mexican Style Layered Bean Dip,   Mild Guacamole Blender, Mild Guacamole Blender, Mushroom Stir Fry Blend, Seasoned Squash Onion & Dill, Small Medium Hatch Chile Pico de Gallo, Small Ranch Tray with Dip, Snacking Peppers, Spicy Guacamole Blender, Steak Topper, 3 Skewer Veggie Kabobs, Tri Pepper Blend, and Vegetable Bowl.  These products were sold by Kroger stores in Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia.  If you bought any or all of these products, return them to the store for a refund.  For additional information, call GHGA Customer Service at 1-888-449-9386.


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