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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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Dec 30, 2021



The CPSC and Scott Fetzer Consumer Brands now recall American Angler Electric Fillet Knives.  The “trigger” switch on the electric fillet knife may stick in the “on” position creating a laceration hazard for the user and bystanders.  About 43,200 of these knives were sold in the US at Walmart, Bass Pro Shops and other retailers and online at  About 630 were sold in Canada.  Stop using these knives immediately, unplug them, and cut the power cord.  Then contact Scott Fetzer Consumer Brands by phone at 1-833-656-1147 or via email at for a free replacement knife and information about sending the company photo proof of unit destruction in order to obtain a refund.


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