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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.

Nov 22, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/SCayESaafFI

 

Regularly eating breakfasts versus skipping them lifts a teen’s grade average from a C to an A.  The UK’s University of Leeds investigators tabulated the breakfasting habits of 294 16-18 year olds with their scores on standardized tests.  The test scores were converted to...


Nov 22, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/YYp0nHFGiSo

 

Omega-3 fatty acid fish oil supplements can significantly improve attention deficit symptoms for children who have deficiencies of this essential contributor to brain development.  This the conclusion of a collaborative British-Chinese double-blind, controlled study of 92...


Nov 22, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/mr_Zu297u7g

 

Forty-one weeks of gestation appears to be the safe upper limit for pregnancies.  This the conclusion of a Swedish multisite study of more than 2700 women with post-mature babies.

 

Half the group were randomized to be induced at 41 weeks,  The remainder were followed for up to...


Nov 21, 2019

Vidcast:  ttps://youtu.be/r3cfXswib-I

 

Yoga instruction or individual physical therapy, PT, over a 12 week period leads to better sleep for those plagued by low back pain.  Boston University investigators report this conclusion following their study of  320 adults with back pain.

 

Those using yoga enjoyed a 12%...


Nov 21, 2019

Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/lSGFWPkOSJY

 

American men in a hetero relationship experience the lowest level of stress and anxiety when their female partners contribute 40% to the couple’s combined income.  British psychologists report this finding from their study of just over 6,000 US households.

 

Male stress peaks...