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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.

Apr 30, 2022




The FDA and Alpine Fresh Inc. Have recalled Hippie Organics French Beans.  These beans are contaminated with listeria monocyogenes.  This bacterium causes serious or life-threatening infections in the very young, elders, and in those with weakened immune systems.  The affected lot is #313-626.  These beans were sold by Whole Foods in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland; by Aldi in Florida, and by LIDL in Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.  If you bought this product, return it to the point of purchase for a full refund.  For more information, contact Alpine Fresh at 1-866-827-3362.


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