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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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May 22, 2022




The FDA and The JM Smucker Co. now recall select Jif peanut butter products sold in the US.  The peanut butter is contaminated with salmonella, a bacterium that causes serious and sometime fatal infections in the very young, in frail or elderly individuals, and in those with weakened immune systems.  The products in this recall involve all sizes and styles of creamy and crunchy peanut butter with lots numbers starting at 1274425 and ending with 2140425.  If you definitely have any Jif peanut butter product or honey with these lot numbers, do not consume it but rather destroy it.  If you aren’t certain that your product is in the recall, if you want more info about the recall, or if you want some compensation, call the Smucker Co. at 1-800-828-9980.


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