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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Eating Disorders Need Psychological Help

A major point to understand about eating disorders is that they are psychological problems.

12/19/2014

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Sleep Deprivation Tied To Cancer Risk

Sleeping less than 7 hours per night has been associated with an increased risk of cancer, even among those who are physically active.

12/18/2014

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Sleep Apnea Causes Thousands Of Fatal Accidents

The numbers are startling: traffic accidents related to obstructive sleep apnea cause 1,400 fatalities in the US each year.

12/17/2014

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Controlling High Blood Pressure May Be A Matter Of Life And Death

When it comes down to it, controlling high blood pressure is best done by a team approach.

12/16/2014

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Maintaining Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

Too many carbohydrates in the diet can increase the risk of people developing type 2, or adult onset, diabetes.

12/15/2014

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New Year’s Day The Most Deadly For Pedestrians

We are coming up on the most dangerous day for pedestrians…New Year’s Day. The numbers are dramatic.

12/12/2014

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Men Get Breast Cancer

What many people don’t realize is breast cancer can affect men as well as women.

12/11/2014

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Healthy Holiday Includes Focusing On What You Have

My worry is that there are many people out there who have unrealistic expectations of the holidays – a source of unnecessary stress.

12/10/2014

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Bedwetting Not Uncommon Among Children

Bedwetting affects five to seven million children in the US and about ten percent of all 7-year-olds.

12/09/2014

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Prescription Drugs Killing Young Adults

Last year, in Delaware, more young adults died from overdoses of prescription drugs than automobile accidents and the CDC points to a national problem as well.

12/08/2014

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Testing And Treating Dementia

We need to screen for dementia because there are things we can do to slow down progress and possibly buy time until better drugs come along.

12/05/2014

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Drug Companies Ignoring FDA Recommendations

Although the FDA provided advice to drug companies during the trial period of since-approved medications, much of it was ignored.

12/04/2014

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European Researchers Developing Less Painful Mammogram

European researchers are reporting that it is possible to perform mammography using pressure evenly exerted throughout breast and, therefore, less painful.

12/03/2014

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Early Onset Alzheimer’s Relatively Uncommon

While it’s true most people with Alzheimer’s are age 65 or older, some people get this disease at a younger age.

12/02/2014

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Study Gives Good Reason For Full Day Of Preschool

According to a University of Minnesota study, kids who attend a full day of preschool are better prepared for kindergarten and beyond.

12/01/2014

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