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 Key To Working Hard Without Wearing Yourself Out

With great weather comes an increased desire to get out and exercise.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/26/2016

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New Study Looks At The Role Of Music In Child Development

A recent review looked at ten different studies that focused on infants and music.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/26/2016

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Reports Links Hypertension During Pregnancy To Problems Later In Life

Danish study has some interesting news for women who had high blood pressure during pregnancy.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/25/2016

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Medical Industry Steps Up Role Of Technology In After Patient Care

It has taken a while but the medical world is starting to catch up with the banking hospitality industry.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/24/2016

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New Study Links Dieting And Exercise To A Decreased Risk Of Diabetes

A good diet and regular exercise helped people who had adult onset diabetes do better.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/23/2016

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The Key To Staying On The Right Medication Regimen

Nearly half of patients 65 years and older have mistakes in their medication regimens after leaving the hospital.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/20/2016

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Swapping A Cup Of Joe For A Well-Rounded Diet Will Give You A Boost Of Energy

A well-rounded diet full of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, will give you lasting energy to power through your day.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/19/2016

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New Study Says Swaddling Infants Can Increase Risk Of SIDS

Could swaddling an infant be bad for its health?

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/18/2016

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The Best Way To Avoid Taking A Boatload Of Medications

It is called poly-pharmacy, a term for people taking a boatload of medications on a daily basis.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/17/2016

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How Artificial Sweeteners Could Negatively Impact Your Newborn

Could drinking soda or other products with artificial sweeteners, while you are pregnant, have an impact on your unborn child?

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/16/2016

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Study Says Stress In Your Relationship Is Just As Bad As Stress In The Workplace

Couples who regularly fight have elevated levels of stress hormones.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/13/2016

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Intensive Care Patients Need Psychological Help As Well As Physical

One specialty that has been largely ignored in these settings may be needed: psychiatrists or at the very least family physicians with psychiatric training.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2016

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How Regular Checkups With An Ophthalmologist Can Prevent Blindness

It is called Wet Acute Macular Degeneration and it is a leading cause of blindness in the United States.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2016

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The Prevailing Problem With Mental Health Care In America

Mental health conditions are prevalent in this country and sadly we have a serious lack of professionals and facilities to deal with it.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/10/2016

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Report Links New Marijuana Laws To Rising Levels Of Bronchitis

In populations where marijuana has been legalized we are beginning to see many of the same concerns we find with cigarettes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2016

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