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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Using F.A.S.T To Spot Signs Of A Stroke

Stroke is not only frightening it is also a particularly frustrating condition because if you’re a stroke survivor, you’re at high risk for having another stroke.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/22/2016

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New Device May Be Essential In Treating Patients With Tremor Issues

People with the condition experience tremors that are, at the very least annoying to them, and at the worst impacting day to day activities.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/21/2016

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What You Need To Know About Peripheral Heart Disease

We don’t talk about peripheral artery disease very often, but this common condition increases your risk for heart disease, heart attack, stroke, infection and amputation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/20/2016

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Study Calls E-Cigarettes A New Major Health Concern

An article in the Journal Pediatrics supports concerns that children who would not otherwise have smoked are using e-cigarettes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/19/2016

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Study Highlights Importance Of Exercise In Improving Overall Health

For people with heart disease or lung problems there is definitely a feeling that it’s dangerous or even impossible to exercise.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/18/2016

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The Pros And Cons Of Aspirin

So how good is aspirin in the prevention of heart disease.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/15/2016

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The Key To Diagnosing And Treating Depression

Depression is known as a strong predictor of poor adherence to many medications.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/14/2016

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How Philly’s Soda Tax Combats Rising Rates Of Diabetes

The cost of treating diabetes is rising, and quickly.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/13/2016

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The Problem With Western Medicine In Foreign Countries

Scientists in India are saying they have a problem with the United States and other western pharmaceutical companies.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/12/2016

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Study Links Staying Active To Improved Memory In Adults

One of the biggest concerns for people as they get older is whether they will develop memory problems or not.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/11/2016

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New Reports Says Swaddling Your Infant Can Increase Risk Of SIDS

At first glance, a report in the Journal Pediatrics is disturbing: swaddling your baby could be associated with an increased risk for SIDS.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/08/2016

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The Benefits Of Having A Fitness Tracking Device

Exercise tracking devices make it easy to log daily physical activity and behavior and see your performance over a period of time.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/07/2016

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Study Links Standing Classroom Desks To Weight Loss In Children

Several major studies have found that students spend more than half the school day sitting.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/06/2016

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Reports Says Gov’t Programs Can Help Families Eat Healthier

Researchers say a food program could actually be a tool to help people become healthier.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/05/2016

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Grilling Done Right: How To Avoid Contamination This Fourth Of July

This fourth of July when you fire up the grill, you could potentially be putting yourself at risk.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/04/2016

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