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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Why Fad Diets Don’t Work

Crash diets: they are a trend and they are popular but very few can deliver long term results.

04/17/2015

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Exercise As You Age

As you age, you can keep your metabolism high by strength-training twice a week and relieve stress and depression through exercise.

04/16/2015

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Living With Atrial Fibrillation

It sounds frightening but many people with atrial fibrillation live long, active lives. Still, it shouldn’t be ignored.

04/15/2015

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A Diet For Diarrhea

Certain foods make diarrhea worse and certain foods can help with the problem. Here are some tips.

04/14/2015

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Endoscopy Offers Important Information

One of the most interesting uses of an endoscopy is wireless esophageal ph monitoring.

04/13/2015

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A Heart Healthy Diet

We hear lots of talk about the best diets to prevent heart disease: Here are some tips.

04/10/2015

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Baby Boomers Should Get Hepatitis C Test

Hepatitis C has been called the disease of the baby boomers because they may have been exposed before we knew much about hepatitis C.

04/09/2015

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Tips For Reducing Stress

Exercise is one of the best stress busters out there. But, there are also other behaviors you can moderate to make a difference.

04/08/2015

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Study: If You’re Over 40, Vigorous Exercise Can Help You Live Longer

People who get at least some high intensity exercise that makes them sweaty and winded could reduce their chances of dying early by up to 13%.

04/07/2015

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Managing Hot Flashes

As many as 75% of all American women experience hot flashes. Here are some strategies that may help.

04/07/2015

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Gallbladder Attack May Seem Like Heart Attack

A gallbladder attack can mimic other conditions such as appendicitis, ulcers, pancreatitis, reflux disease, and even a heart attack. See a doctor.

04/06/2015

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Millions Of Americans Suffer From Panic Disorder

Panic disorder impacts six million people and two thirds of them are women.

04/03/2015

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Blueberries May Fight Belly Fat – And More

Research found there is a high level of naturally occurring antioxidants in blueberries. The goal is to fight metabolic syndrome.

04/02/2015

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Finding The ‘Off’ Switch For Cancer

Put in its simplest form, the flick of a biological switch could encourage cancer cells to kill themselves and not spread. Researchers are looking for that switch.

04/01/2015

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Study: Family Income And Parental Education Could Have An Impact On Child’s Brain Structure

Researchers looked at typical children and adolescents between three and twenty years old, followed them, and measured brain structure.

03/31/2015

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