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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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Jun 29, 2022




The FDA and Blount One Foods are recalling Panera at Home Southwest Corn Chowder.  This soup contains undeclared wheat allergen.  Those with a wheat allergy, a gluten sensitivity, or celiac disease could develop a serious gastroenteritis after consuming this chowder.  2569 cases of this soup are involved with a lot number 042122-2K and a “Use By” date of 6/30/22.  The recalled chowder is not sold in Panera bakery-cafes but rather in the refrigerated cases of grocery stores in CA, IA, IL, MA, ME, MI, NH, NY, OH, TX, VA, and WA state.  If you bought this chowder, return it to the place of purchase for a refund.  For more information, contact Blount Fine Foods Customer Care at 1-866-674-4519.


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