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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What Type Of Breakfast Should You Eat?

Breakfast is a very important meal. It’s certainly something that can get you a good start on the day, but what type of breakfast should you eat?

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Eating Blueberries Can Help Fight Belly Fat And Diabetes

This is probably due to the high level of naturally occurring antioxidants in blueberries. Essentially this can lead to less abdominal fat, lower triglycerides, lower cholesterol, and improved fasting glucose and insulin sensitivity, all good signs for fighting diabetes.


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High Blood Pressure A Major Contributor To Health Problems

Thirty-five million people in the United States have high blood pressure, roughly about one half, are women, and according to the American Heart Association, they have certain characteristics that can be concerning.


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Survey: Many People Unaware Whooping Cough Is Widespread In The U.S.

Despite public health campaigns to let the general public know that pertussis is still a major health issue, many people feel that the infection also known as whooping cough, was eradicated 30 years ago and is no longer a problem.


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Swimming Safety Tips

This is the perfect time of the year to get out and find a place to swim. But a trip to the old swimming hole could be problematic-potentially. Recreational water illness is the term we use for kids getting infections from exposure to contaminated water.


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Mirror Movement Still Somewhat Puzzling To Researchers

It is one of the disorders of the human body that has fascinated researchers: primarily because they are not aware of the cause.


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High Blood Pressure Can Get Worse Over Time

High blood pressure is a chronic health problem and it’s what we call a progressive disorder, which means it gets worse over time if not controlled.


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Types Of Dialysis

There are over 300,000 people who undergo kidney dialysis in this country.


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Report: Substance Abuse Rising Among Older Americans

The government study finds the aging of the baby-boomer generation is resulting in rising levels of illegal drug use among adults 50 and older.


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New Therapy In Development Could Help Restore Function To People With Brain Or Spinal Injury

Optogenetics allows the precise stimulation of specific cells, usually neurons in the brain, that have been genetically sensitized to light.


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Mirror Movements

Researchers have identified the genetic cause of mirror movements and have tracked its incidence in families.


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High Blood Pressure Is A Chronic Health Problem

High blood pressure is a chronic health problem and it’s what we call a progressive disorder which means it gets worse over time if not controlled.


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Study: Thinking Skills Improve More In Children With Regular Exposure To Green Space

According to a new study, thinking skills improve more in children with regular exposure to green space — that’s according to a new study of more than 2,500 second to fourth-graders.


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Can Eating Chocolate Lower The Risk Of Stroke?

As if we need another good excuse to eat chocolate, Swedish researchers found that women who ate a moderate amount of dark chocolate on a regular basis, lowered the risk of two types of strokes by 20 percent.


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The Importance Of Moving Around Throughout The Day

Some of the most important research in the past eighteen months has centered around the importance of moving around and not sitting for extended periods of time.