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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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Bunk Bed Injuries Send Thousands Of Children To The Hospital

Injuries from bunk beds send an estimated 36,000 Americans aged 21 and under to the emergency room each year.

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Mild Weight Gain Can Increase Blood Pressure

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found that just a few pounds can increase blood pressure.

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Three Food Alternatives To Drugs

Before heading to the medicine cabinet, trying making changes in your diet.

09/18/2014

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Cause Of Autism Could Be Found In Digestive System, Researchers Say

Researchers looking into the cause of autism think they may have found it in an unlikely place — the gut.

09/17/2014

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Administrative Costs Add Heavy Expense To Health Care

Administrative costs may be the real reason your doctor’s bill is so expensive.

09/17/2014

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Yoga And Meditation Have Broad Range Of Health Benefits

If you have a chronic illness there is no doubt that yoga and meditation can help you feel better.

09/16/2014

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Schools Need Emergency Action Plans For Children With Health Risks

A study of Chicago schools found that only 1 in 4 students with asthma and only half of children with food allergies had health emergency plans in place.

09/15/2014

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The Right Dose Of Dark Chocolate

Scientists have determined that chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, may help prevent heart disease, but only if it is consumed in moderation.

09/12/2014

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Recognizing And Treating Scabies

The most common sign of scabies is intense itching, especially at night.

09/11/2014

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Pilots And Airline Crews At Higher Risk For Melanoma

A new report finds that airline pilots and cabin crew may have an increased rate of melanoma – but what does this mean?

09/10/2014

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Hacking Of Nude Photos Demonstrates Risk Of Electronic Medical Records

As the health care industry moves toward adoption of electronic medical records, what protections will be in place for your most intimate health secrets and who will hack the data?

09/09/2014

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Food Allergy May Be Allergy To Pesticide

A young girl ate a piece of blueberry pie and had an allergic reaction which led her to have difficulty breathing – but the blueberries weren’t exactly the cause.

09/08/2014

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Study: Potassium Can Help Prevent Strokes

A new report in the journal ‘Stroke’ says there could be advantages to having potassium in the body.

09/05/2014

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Parents Need To Talk With Stressed Out Teens

Studies are suggesting that today’s teens are having a greater struggle than previous generations. Psychologists say the best way to deal with this is through communication.

09/05/2014

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Support Groups Provide Comfort For Those With Cancer Or Chronic Disease

When it comes to cancer and other chronic diseases, being positive and having support is crucial for the healing process.

09/04/2014

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