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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.

Oct 28, 2022




The CPSC and Radio Flyer are recalling Tesla Cyberquad for Kids by Radio Flyer, Model Number 914.  This Chinese-manufactured vehicle fails to comply with US federal mandatory safety requirements for all youth ATVs.  Furthermore, this product’s manufacturers and distributors have not provided a CPSC-approved and required ATV action plan for rider age recommendations and rider training.  About 5,000 of these ATVs were sold online at  Do not permit your child to use these Cyberquad ATVs.  Contact Radio Flyer at 1-800-621-7613 or via email at to receive instructions regarding removal and prepaid return shipping of the ATV’s motor controller in order to obtain a full refund.  The website also provides information regarding disposal of the vehicle.


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