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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.

Apr 2, 2021




The FDA, Harris Teeter LLC, and the Rise Baking Company are recalling Harris Teeter Fresh Foods Market Cookies and Cream Cake Products and Dawn Food Products Vanilla Bean Waterfall Cake.  These products contain undeclared hazelnut.  Those with hazelnut allergies could develop serious or life-threatening reactions to consuming these pastries.  They are sold through Kroger stores and you should return them to the point of purchase for a refund.  For additional information, contact Harris Teeter by calling 1-704-844-3904 or call Rise Baking for the Dawn product by calling 1-715- 426-2090.


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