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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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Walking, Fruits and Veggies A Recipe For Good Health

Research shows that even one hour of exercise a week is better for your health than doing nothing. Add fruits and vegetables to your diet and you’re on your way.

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Do More For Skin Than Use Sunscreen

In addition to wearing sun protection year round, other tips to keep skin in tip top shape include healthy eating and physical activity.

07/21/2014

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College Students Overestimate Peers’ Drinking

The danger in the overestimation is that a student’s perception of his or her campus drinking norm is the strongest predictor of his or her personal alcohol consumption.

07/18/2014

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Magnetic Insoles Make No Difference For Those Suffering From Foot Pain

They are very hot products on the Internet – magnetic insoles that are being marketed as a way to help with foot pain. But do they work?

07/17/2014

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Sitting At A Desk Increases Risk For Obesity

The more time men spend sitting at a desk, the greater the risk of being overweight or obese.

07/16/2014

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Nephrologists Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

Nephrologists work with controlling high blood pressure through the additional training they have received.

07/15/2014

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Singing May Make You Smarter

Learning to sing promotes structural changes in the brain that help you learn and think quicker on your feet.

07/14/2014

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Sport Drinks May Damage Teeth

Regular use of sport drinks can cause 11 times more damage to the teeth than cola.

07/10/2014

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Legal Medications Being Used To Get High

There was a time when illegal drugs were a major problem with young adults. They still are but now there are equal concerns about legal medications to get high.

07/09/2014

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The Risks Of Accutane

The reason that accutane is left as a last resort is because it is a very potent but potentially dangerous drug.

07/08/2014

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Spices Might Perk Up More Than Your Taste Buds

Forget the caffeine and energy drinks. You might be interested to know that you might do just as well sniffing pleasant odors.

07/07/2014

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Keep Fireworks Fun

In experienced hands, fireworks can be safe and a source of great excitement. This Independence Day remember that an experienced adult needs to be in charge of the fireworks.

07/04/2014

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Trying To Develop More Primary Care Physicians

We all know there is a need to have more primary care physicians in the country and the challenge to develop more of them is on-going.

07/03/2014

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The Painful Reality Of Kidney Stones

People who suffer from kidney stones will tell you the pain can be severe.

07/02/2014

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Dust Mite Might Cause House Dust Allergy

High levels of exposure to dust mites are an important factor in the development of asthma.

07/01/2014

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