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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.

May 22, 2022




The FDA and White Cane Sockeye Salmon LLC are recalling its Wild Alaskan Cooked and Smoked Salmon.  This product contains undeclared wheat and soy.  Those with soy or wheat allergies or those with gluten issues or celiac disease could develop severe of life-threatening allergic reactions should they consume this salmon.  The product was sold at farmer’s markets Green Valley, Udall Park, Oro Valley, and Rillito Park in Arizona.  If you or family members have these ellergies, return the salmon to the place of purchase for a refund.  For more information, call Randy Houghton at 1-208- 661-7927.


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