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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.

Dec 30, 2021




The FDA and Dianne’s Fine Desserts have recalled Sienna Chocolate Decadent Brownies.  The issue is undeclared pecan tree nuts.  Trays of Sienna Chocolate Turtle Brownies that contain pecans were mistakenly labeled as  Sienna Chocolate Decadent Brownies.  The impacted lot is 6Z1L24.  If you have this lot of brownies, return your purchases to the point of purchase for a refund.  For more information, contact Dianne’s Fine Desserts by phone at 1-800-435-2253 or via email at


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