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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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Medicaid Patients Less Likely To Get Primary Care Appointment

Study finds privately insured patients are more than 25% more likely to get a primary care appointment than patients on Medicaid.

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Link Between Insomnia And Stroke

A report in the journal Stroke has a concerning finding – a link between insomnia and an increased risk of stroke.

04/15/2014

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Diet High In Fruit May Help Alzheimer’s

There is a report in the journal Aging Cell that a compound found in strawberries may potentially help in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.

04/14/2014

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Being Married Is Good For Your Heart

When researchers compared married individuals to people who are single, divorced or widowed, they found that married people were less likely to have any type of heart disease.

04/11/2014

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Research Indicates Second Hand Smoke Triggers Asthma

Research indicates that smoke-free workplaces and public spaces reduce the incidence of preterm births and hospital visits for asthma.

04/10/2014

Scale

Yes, You Can Be Too Thin

You might be surprised that research has found that being underweight puts people at even higher risk of dying early than obesity.

04/09/2014

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Hospitals Cut Healthcare-Associated Infections By Half

Unfortunately the bad news is that about 1 in 25 patients experience one of these infections every day.

04/08/2014

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Stress May Lead To Infertility

We know that stress is bad for us – there is no doubt about that but, according to a report from the journal Human Reproduction, stress may lead to infertility.

04/07/2014

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Managing End-Of-Life Pain

There is no doubt that there is a problem with the abuse of prescription pain medications in our country. But for some people these medications are necessary.

04/04/2014

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Don’t Be Frightened By Child’s Low-Grade Fever

Not all fevers require medication.

04/03/2014

Runner

Avoid Overuse Injuries

By definition, endurance athletes are definitely going beyond moderation and pushing themselves and, therefore, more prone to overuse injuries. Give it a rest.

04/02/2014

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Learn To Communicate With Your Doctor

Not all symptoms are as obvious as crushing chest pain with a heart attack. Listen to your body and speak to your doctor.

04/01/2014

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New Test Helps Tell A Heart Attack From Chest Pains

It’s a large Swedish study and they found as a blood test pulls the usual EKG was 99% accurate at showing which patients could be safely sent home rather than be admitted for observation and testing.

03/31/2014

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Know The Signs And Symptoms Of Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it really doesn’t have to be that way.

03/31/2014

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Alzheimer’s A Greater Risk Than Breast Cancer For Older Women

According to information from the Alzheimer’s Association, once women are in their 60’s, they are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s as breast cancer.

03/28/2014

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