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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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Sep 28, 2022




The FDA and World Variety Produce, Inc. are recalling Melissa’s Dutch Red Potatoes with Dijon Mustard Sauce.  This food product contains undeclared egg.  Those with an egg sensitivity could develop a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction should they consume these potatoes in mustard sauce.  The affected product has best by dates from 8/15/2022 through 10/9/2022.  The product was sold in: Arizona, California, Florida, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Washington state.  If you purchased this product, return it to the place of purchase or dispose of it.  For additional information about the recall and refunds, contact World Variety Produce at 1-800-588-0151.


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