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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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Feb 26, 2021




The FDA and El Abuelito Cheese now recall all Quesco Fresco products with sell dates through 3/28/21 due to the possibility that they are contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.  This micro-organism may cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in the very young, elders, or in the immunocompromised.  It may cause miscarriages and stillbirths.  El Abuelito products were sold in CT, NJ, PA, NY; Rio Grande Food Products sold  in VA, NC, MD; and Rio Lindo products sold in in NC and MD. If you bought any of these products, don’t consume them but return them to the place of purchase for a refund.  Call El Abuelito at 1-973-345-3503 with questions.


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