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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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Bariatric Surgery

Someone who is going to have bariatric surgery needs counseling and support before it is undertaken.

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The Importance Of Exercise

What do the major medical organizations think about the best way to exercise?


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What Is Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is a medical condition that has become part of the medical toolbox over the past few years.


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Foods Rich In Omega-3 Fatty Acids Might Fight Dry Eye Syndrome

Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like tuna, might fight dry eye syndrome, a problem which affects more than eight million people in this country.


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Caffeine And Exercise

It is a daily ritual for many people. Wake up early. Grab a cup of coffee. And run on the treadmill, or get some sort of workout. But there may be a downside.


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Early Life Experiences Could Have Long-term Effects

Neuroscience reports have shown that emotional stress caused by parental loss, abuse, or neglect during infancy could result in memory loss and cognitive decline 40-50 years later.


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Waking Up While Undergoing Surgery

It is a very strange phenomenon but did you know that in very rare cases a patient—perhaps one out of every thousand actually wake up while undergoing surgery? What’s more disturbing is that these people can feel excruciating pain without being able to move or cry out.


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Physical Activity Provides A Host Of Benefits For Children

Physical activity provides a host of benefits for kids—from controlling weight and building strong bones to warding off disease.


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Olive Oil, Nuts Appear To Boost Brain Power When Added To Plant-Based Diet

Some land-based sources of healthy fats include olive oil and nuts. Olive oil and nuts appear to boost brainpower when added to a plant-based diet.


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Studies Suggest Vitamin E Might Help People With Alzheimer’s Disease

However, people with Alzheimer’s disease should only take vitamin E with a doctor’s ok. That’s because the vitamin can interfere with other drugs, including cholesterol-lowering medications.


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Hearing Loss Gradually Occurs With Age

We know that hearing loss that gradually occurs with age. The condition is called presbycusis and it impacts one in every three people between ages 65 to 74.


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New Study On High Consumption Of Sweetened Drinks

Now there is news from a study in Sweden that high consumption of sweetened drinks has been linked to increased risk for heart failure in middle-aged and older men.


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Research On Apple Consumption During Pregnancy

While there is no doubt that eating apples and other fruits is good for your health, researchers find that eating an apple when pregnant could have an extra special effect.


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Children And Sports

It is getting colder but there is still lots of outdoor activity with organized sports for our kids and the indoor sports are heating up as well.


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As We Head Into November, We Also Head Into Cold And Flu Season

As we head into November we also head into cold and flu season.



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