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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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Dec 30, 2021




The FDA and Relish Foods, Inc. are recalling Frozen Pacific Fusion Brand Tuna Steaks.  These steaks contain elevated levels of histamines and, if ingested, can trigger an allergic reaction called scombroid fish poisoning of varied intensities.  Symptoms of scombroid fish poisoning include oral tingling or burning sensations, facial swelling, rashes, hives, itch, nausea and vomiting, and diarrhea that can occur from minutes to several hours after eating the tainted fish.  There affected lots have a production date of July, 2021 and a Best Before of July, 2023.  These tuna steaks wee sold in Northern California by Save Mart Supermarkets and by Lucky Stores.  If you bought these steaks, return them to the point of purchase.  For more information, call Relish Foods at 1-888-301-0881.


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