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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.

Oct 28, 2022




The CPSC and LG Energy Solutions Michigan are recalling LG Energy Solution “RESU 10H” Lithium-Ion Residential Energy Storage System Batteries.  These home solar panel system lithium-ion batteries may overheat, ignite, and burn creating fire and burn injury hazards for the hone occupants.  About 11,500 of these batteries were sold and installed by various distributors of solar energy storage systems nationwide, including, but not limited to Sunrun, AEE Solar, Baywa, CED, Krannich, Independent Electric Supply and Inter Island Solar Supply.  LG Energy Solutions Michigan will arrange for remote software updates to recalled batteries that are connected online. The diagnostic software monitors the recalled battery cells and shuts down the system if a fire risk is detected. If the battery shuts down, contact LG Energy Solution Michigan and do not attempt to turn the battery on again.  For additional information, call LG Energy Solutions Michigan at 1-888-737-8104 or email the company at


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