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DR. HOWARD SMITH ONCALL

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.

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.

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.

Apr 19, 2019

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Health News You Should Use, the latest medical discoveries and commonsense advice that you can use in a practical way to keep yourself and your family healthy.  

Here’s a run down of this weeks stories:

The Healthiest Breakfast For Diabetics

Kids’ Foreign Body Ingestions Double...


Apr 19, 2019

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A viewer on YouTube asks the following question:

I am not type two diabetic but my doctor has given me farxiga for weight loss cause I am 225 lbs and 5' 2 with a bmi of 39.9. Would you consider this drug safe for just weight loss?

I responded to her with the following:

Farxiga is...


Apr 19, 2019

Vidcast: https://youtu.be/e4ZbolZk2_g

Eating foods high in antioxidants will lower your risk of developing age-related cataracts.  This is the conclusion of a meta-analysis from Australia and China recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The investigators reviewed 20 studies from as many...


Apr 19, 2019

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Tired of shelling out 3 bucks for that Starbucks Latte.  You might just derive some of the same emotional and psychological effect by looking at a picture of it.

Management researchers at the University of Toronto’s Rotman Management School studied responses to seeing even...


Apr 19, 2019

Vidcast: https://youtu.be/EyLBqke2qcI

Here’s a quickie exercise routine that can lower your blood pressure, reduce your risk of heart attack, boost your fitness, and sharpen your brainpower.  The best part is that there is no weight lifting, jogging, or sweating involved.

Integrative physiologists at the University of...