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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.

Sep 18, 2021




The FDA and Dole Fresh Vegetables are recalling Dole Curly Leaf Parsley.  This product contains Shiga-toxin producing E. coli.  Involved is product with harvest dates of August 18 and 19 2021 and distributed in FL, IA, MI, MN, and MO.  Affected bunches of parsley have a PLU number of 4899 and a UPC code of 0 3383 80330 0.  If you have this Dole Parsley, do not consume it but rather return it to the place of purchase for a refund.  For more information, contact Dole at 1-800-356-3111.


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