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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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Jan 24, 2023


The CPSC and Sakar International are recalling Credhedz Lizard Helmets, Crayola Dry Erase Helmets, and Tony Hawk Multi-Purpose Helmets.  These helmets fail to meet the federal bicycle helmet positional stability and retention system safety requirements thus creating head injury risks.  About 33,100 helmets were sold at Big Lots, Ollies Bargain Outlet and other stores nationwide and online at  Immediately discontinue use of these helmets and contact Sakar at 1-800-592-9541 or via email at to receive prepaid packaging for helmet return and a full refund.


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