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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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Feb 26, 2021




The FDA and Giant Eagle Inc. now recall Market District Gourmet Chocolate Covered Pretzel Platters and Bags with sell by dates of 4/3/21.  The product may contain undeclared pecan allergen.  Those with an allergy to pecan nuts may develop a severe or life-threatening reaction after consuming this product.  These products were sold in the Township of Pine Market District and the Settle’s Ridge Market District in PA and in the Portage Crossing Market District in Ohio.  If you purchased these products, dispose of them or return them with a qualifying receipt to your local Giant Eagle or Market District store for a refund.  For more information, call Giant Eagle Customer Crew art 1-800-553-2324.


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