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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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Please note that the news, views, commentary, and opinions that Dr. Smith provides are for informational purposes only. Any changes that you or members of your family contemplate making to lifestyle, diet, medications, or medical therapy should always be discussed beforehand with personal physicians who have been supervising your care.

May 27, 2022




The FDA and Blue Moose of Boulder are recalling Blue Moose Spinach Artichoke Parmesan Dip.  This dip contains the tree nut cashew and soy allergens as undeclared ingredients.  The problem arose when a small run of Spinach Artichoke Cashew Dip was labeled as Spinach Artichoke Parmesan Dip.  The affected batch is Lot# SS446931 Best By 8/10/22.  Those with tree nut, cashew, or soy allergies could develop serious or life-threatening allergic reactions should they ingest this dip.  Return this product to the place of purchase for a refund.  For additional information, contact Bill Cancellieri at 1-303-521-8216.


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