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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.

Oct 31, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/lMTY63dVejY

 

His tooth brushing, flossing, and tongue brushing seemed in vain, as young Don’s breath became ever more smelly and distasteful.  One night, his attempt to blow out a candle was met with a stream of fire from his mouth and a powerful explosion.

 

His flame-throwing belches...


Oct 31, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/6GAM_yWOM6s

 

Jon and his college pals were celebrating the end of exams with endless parasol-topped drinks at the Szechuan Star Restaurant.  His buddy Bill screams, “Jon....bet you can’t down this quart of soy sauce.

 

Jon wins the bet but nearly loses his life.  He starts to seize...


Oct 31, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/rNQ3yz7Gdc4

 

Betty was rushing to dress for her New Year’s Eve date.  She picked up an earring, but her asthma suddenly flared.  After rushing to extract her inhaler from a handbag, she deeply inhaled her medicine.

 

She felt a throat scrape followed by a cough deeper than she usually...


Oct 30, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/9cFQ6A3girI

 

Regular exercise helps prevent most women’s cancers and many gastrointestinal malignancies.   It improves the results of all forms of treatment for these dread diseases and also for prostate cancer.  Problem is that fewer than half of cancer patients exercise.

 

Why? ...


Oct 30, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/eErkpq7PXEg

 

A happy tune is THE secret to unmasking solutions to your dilemmas as you get some ZZZs.  This remarkable discovery comes to us from Northwestern University psychologists.

 

Investigators tested 57 subjects presenting them with tricky puzzles the evening before sleep. Each puzzle...