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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 CPSC and Toro are recalling the Toro Power Max 826 OHAE Snowthrowers with model number 37802.  The auger may fail to disengage when the control lever is released posing a real threat of amputation for the operator or bystanders.  About 6700 of these units have been sold at Ace Hardware, Home Depot, and Toro authorized dealers across the country.  Additional units were sold online via the websites for these retail companies. Immediately stop using this device and contact an authorized Toro dealer for a free repair.  If you require additional information, reach Toro at 1-833-254-8856.


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