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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Emotional Turmoil Takes Its Toll

A marriage or relationship in emotional turmoil may be as harmful for your health as smoking cigarettes or a poor diet.

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Injured Brain May Distort Reality

It is one of the strangest cases of our brain impacting our perception of reality. It is called anosignosia.

05/21/2015

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Limit Multi-tasking To Avoid Risks

Research has shown that for all of us there is a breaking point for multi-tasking and the risks can be significant.

05/20/2015

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The Difficult Decision To Stop Driving

Just when do you ask a parent to give up the keys to the car and stop driving? And – just when do you face the decision yourself?

05/19/2015

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Benefits Of Mediterranean Diet Go Beyond Weight Control

There are many diets but the Mediterranean Diet is more of a lifestyle than a diet and it’s good for more than just controlling your weight.

05/18/2015

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Aging Baby Boomers Turn To Dermabrasion

Anti-aging treatments have grown in popularity as baby boomers begin to age and it seems like there is no stopping the momentum.

05/15/2015

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Would Seat Belts Have Made A Difference In Amtrak Tragedy?

One question that many people are asking after Tuesday’s tragedy: why don’t people wear seat belts on trains?

05/14/2015

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Mountain Bikers Suffer From Handlebar Palsy

If you like to exercise on mountain bikes, you probably have days when your wrists ache. Well, here’s the problem.

05/14/2015

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Exercise In ICU Speeds Recovery

Most of us in medicine don’t think of the Intensive Care Unit as a place for patients to get exercise – but apparently it’s a step in the right direction.

05/13/2015

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Dogs Detecting Cancer

Dogs can distinguish among chemical differences that linger in the breath of a person with cancer.

05/12/2015

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Caring For Aging Skin

This is the time of year when many of my patients notice that they think their skin is looking older. Here’s what you can do to protect it.

05/11/2015

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Restless Leg Syndrome Could Indicate A More Serious Condition

The Mayo Clinic has found that people with very frequent leg movements during sleep are more likely to have so-called thick hearts.

05/08/2015

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Study Explains Why People Eat More Junk Food Late-Night

According to a report, people may over-consume food in the evening because it may not be as appealing and it takes more to fill the perceived need for calories.

05/07/2015

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Protect Yourself During Tick Season

Lyme disease season is under way – another way of saying this is that tick season is here.

05/07/2015

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Report Shows New Developments For Fighting C. Diff Infections

The infection has a re-occurrence rate of about 25 percent once patients have it. But not all strains of C difficile have this re-occurrence problem.

05/06/2015

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