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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: http://bit.ly/2rNw6XQ

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.

If you have questions or suggestions about this content, please email the doctor at drhowardsmith.reports@gmail.com or leave him a message at 516-778-8864.  His website is: www.drhowardsmith.com.

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.

Jul 7, 2020

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/YLtNdsKtk0Y

 

The CPSC and Polaris around the recall of Ranger, General Utility, Phoenix 200, and All-Terrain Vehicles.  These products each have throttle defects that may cause crash hazards.  If you own any of these vehicles, stop using them and contact your Polaris dealer to arrange a...


Jul 7, 2020

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/1x43z_hkq08

 

The CPSC and Avalon Furniture are recalling Cottage Town Bedroom Furniture.  This product has base coat paint with unacceptably high levels of lead.  The furniture pieces involved ae part of the Cottage Town bedroom furniture collection including: dresser, mirror,...


Recall On Cottage Town Bedroom Furniture

Jul 7, 2020

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/1x43z_hkq08

 

The CPSC and Avalon Furniture are recalling Cottage Town Bedroom Furniture.  This product has base coat paint with unacceptably high levels of lead.  The furniture pieces involved ae part of the Cottage Town bedroom furniture collection including: dresser, mirror,...


Jul 7, 2020

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/L3Zpb25hCkc

 

The CPSC and the Boy Scouts of America have recalled the Cub Scouts Outdoor Activity Pins.  The pin’s face and shaft both contain unacceptably high lead levels.  If your child has earned and received one of these pins, take it back to any Boy Scouts retail store for a full...


Jul 7, 2020

 

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/zhzL-hi-ehU

 

The FDA and Transliquid Technologies are recalling Mystic Shield Protection Topical Solution, a hand sanitizer.  This product has been found to contain methanol contamination.  Methanol exposure may produce blindness, seizures, coma, headache and gastrointestinal symptoms. ...