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Dr. Brian McDonough

McDonough_Brian StFrancisHosp 175xDr. Brian McDonough has been medical editor at KYW Newsradio for more than a quarter-century (since 1987)!

Brian McDonough has been honored as Family Physician of the Year by the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians, and is a Sir William Osler Award winner for his role in medical student and resident education at both Temple and St. Francis.

He has been given awards of recognition by the American Medical Association, the American Cancer Society, and the American Heart Association for his work as a physician.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.  He is on advisory committees for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Medical Association.

He has earned the Walter Alvarez Award for medical writing and the Jules Bergman Award for medical reporting.

Dr. McDonough is the recipient of four Emmy Awards, which he earned over a twenty-five year career in television, including work at Fox television and NBC.

He also serves as clinical professor of family medicine at Temple University School of Medicine, his alma mater, and chairman of the family medicine department at St. Francis Hospital, where he also serves as chief medical information officer (CMIO).

In addition, Dr. McDonough is a member of the board of directors of St. Francis.

Dr. McDonough is in demand as a speaker for both health-related issues and his knowledge of the use of electronic medical records to enhance patient care.

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The Stethoscope

KYW Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The stethoscope is one of the greatest symbols of medicine and for almost 200 years it has been […]


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Repetitive head trauma can have an even more dramatic impact then one event potentially leading to chronic traumatic encephalopathy which is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain that effects memory, cognition and leads to a variety of behavioral problems.


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What Is Glaucoma?

The most common form of glaucoma is primary open angle glaucoma which is caused by clogging in the eyes, drainage canals that slowly increase pressure in the eye.



Study Takes A Look At Food And Sleep

Recently there have been an increasing number of studies conducted to take a look at the impact and one of the most interesting has to do with food and sleep.


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Pollution In The Environment

KYW Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There is no doubt that pollution in our environment can have a dramatic impact on our health. Exposure […]


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Researchers Find Kidney Stones Increasing Among Adolescents

The researchers think the rise may be due to poor water intake and dietary habits such as an increase in sodium and decrease in calcium intake.


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New Research On Sedentary Behavior

The researchers actually studied people who were sedentary much of the day and compared them with those who moved around at a reasonable level.


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Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is a problem that occurs when acid from the stomach gets back up to the esophagus and causes damage to it.


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Impact Of Stress On Health

It is very important to fight stress and do all we can to minimize this. Of course it is much easier said than done.


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Finding A Cure For Cancer

Since peaking in 1991, cancer death rates have dropped by 23 percent.


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Advance Care Planning

These findings are a powerful argument for the importance of advance care planning.


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Prescribing Antibiotics

The American College of Physicians and the CDC are asking physicians not to prescribe antibiotics unnecessarily for colds, sore throats, bronchitis, and sinus infections that aren’t complicated.


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Does Acupuncture Help Tn The Treatment Of Hot Flashes?

It is a very interesting question: does acupuncture help in the treatment of hot flashes for women at the time of menopause?


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Shoveling Snow May Be Productive, But May Not Be Healthy For All

Shoveling, even if you use a snow blower, actually causes an increase in your blood pressure. It increases your heart rate. Combine with that the cold air.


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New Study On Vitamin D

As people age we become particularly concerned about falls. Stretching on a regular basis and strength training can be helpful but what about higher doses of vitamin D?



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