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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 30, 2022




The FDA and The Salsa Texan are recalling all regular and burrito-sized packages of The Salsa Texan Coconut Flour Tortillas and Blended Flour Tortillas.  These products contain undeclared wheat and milk.  Those with an allergy or sensitivity to wheat or milk including a gluten sensitivity or celiac disease could develop a serious or life-threatening reaction should they ingest these products.  These products were sold in various Farmer’s Markets in Texas.  Beware since some of these tortillas may be sold in clear plastic packages that aren’t even labeled “The Salsa Texas.”  Those with wheat and milk allergies as well as gluten allergies and celiac disease should not consume these tortillas but return them to the Farmer’s Markets where they were purchased.  For more information, contact The Salsa Texan at 1-214-850-9498.


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