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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Decreasing Alcohol-Related Highway Fatalities

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The Health Benefits Of Mediterranean Diet

According to a major study conducted in Spain, a Mediterranean diet rich in virgin olive oil improved high-density lipoprotein or good cholesterol function in all people — especially those with high-cardiovascular risk.

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How To Keep A Healthy Heart

When most people think about Valentine’s Day, they think about hearts.

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The Fight Against Alzheimers

The biggest barrier is trying to find a specific cause of alzheimers.

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The Answer To An ‘Age-Old’ Question

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Preventing School Violence

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the problem is actually not as bad as we might think on a national level.

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Prescription Medications And The Elderly

As doctors, we try to do the best for our elderly patients and sometimes we need to prescribe many medications. But this may not always be a good.

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Preventing Hip Fractures

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Ulcerative Colitis: Symptoms & Risks

Ulcerative Colitis is the direct cause of 20,000 hospital admissions every year.

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The Growing Problem Of Meth Use

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The Rising Problem Of Binge Drinking

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Obesity And Cancer

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Metabolic Syndrome Is Real

Metabolic syndrome is a warning that you can prevent other problems.

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Skin Cancer Detection

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01/06/2017

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We are no strangers to the concept of a sugar sweetened beverage tax — and now the concept is gaining steam in the United Kingdom.

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