Dr. Brian McDonough
Dr. Brian McDonough has been Medical Editor at KYW Newsradio since 1987. 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 has been honored as DAFP Family Physician of The Year 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 which has included work at Fox television and NBC.
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.
As a consumer, as someone who takes medicine, you need to play detective. If you are experiencing unusual symptoms after taking medications it is worth checking into.
Nickel is a metal that is commonly part of the hardware utilized for hip replacement surgery. An allergic reaction to the metal can cause unnecessary complications.
There are definite advantages to keeping your salt intake under control.
The National Youth Tobacco Survey looked at middle and high school students use of smokeless tobacco and found it increased significantly in the 15 to 17-year-old age group.
Patients should only be admitted to the hospital when they absolutely need to be. Your own home may be a better environment for recovery.
Angiogenesis is the formation and development of blood vessels. When it’s not working right, it can complicate conditions such as cancer and coronary heart disease.
One of the most common problems in medicine is something you may never have heard of. Syncope is a short-term but abrupt loss of consciousness with a complete return to normal after the episode.
Jolie reveals in a New York Times Op-Ed this morning that she came to the decision after her doctors discovered she has the BRCA1 gene mutation.
As we are able to learn more and more about our genetic code and can start to predict potential health risks years ahead, are people ready to hear about it years in advance?
A new report in The Journal of Pediatrics says that texting and driving can tell you a great deal about teens and their behaviors.
The American Heart Association reviewed more than 30 studies exploring the health benefits of pet ownership. Dog owners were 54% more likely to obtain the recommended level of physical activity than non-owners.
Don’t be surprised if in the coming years your family doctor, pediatrician, or general internist adds the name of a local hospital to his or her shingle.
If you sit behind a desk six hours a day, you have almost doubled the risk of obesity when you compare it to someone who spends only 45 minutes a day behind a desk.
Airport food has improved over the years and there are now healthy choices at most major hubs.
Not only are there medications available by prescription that can help control allergy symptoms, there are also many effective over the counter remedies.
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