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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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May 22, 2022




The CPSC and DLG are recalling Hover-1 Superfly Hoverboards.  An electronic throttle software defect permits energy to flow to the motor driving the board forward even when the rider is not controlling it.  This is a setup for falls and injuries to the rider and bystanders.  About 93,000 of these hoverboards were sold at Best Buy stores nationwide and at  If you bought one of these magic carpets, stop riding it and contact the DGL Group by phone at 1-888-556-8426 to check if your board is affected by the recall and to obtain shipping instructions for returning your board to an authorized repair station.


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