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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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AAP Recommends New Term For Brief, Unexplained Events In Infants With No Underlying Health Problems

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released its first clinical practice guideline for infants less than one year old who have experienced a brief resolved unexplained event.


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Study: Risks Associated With High Blood Pressure Decrease With Age

People with high blood pressure face a higher risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and death, but according to a study in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, that risk decreases as we get older.


Changing Your Lifestyle Can Decrease The Likelihood Of You Having A Stroke

It is devastating to suffer a stroke. It can impact the patient and everyone around them.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/29/2016

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Signs That You May Be Suffering From Anxiety Or Depression

There are numerous mental health issues that we deal with in medicine but two of the most common are from anxiety and depression.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2016

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The Science Behind Finding The Perfect Pair Of Shoes

The older you get the more important it is to find a good pair of shoes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2016

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New Report Says Watching Your Diet Can Have A Healthy Impact On Blood Pressure

New report finds that women with gestational diabetes, who reported eating healthier diets, have a lower risk for high blood pressure.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/26/2016

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Disturbing Statistics About NFL Player Injuries

It is a very disturbing statistic and it might be a reason why we are starting to see NFL players retire at younger ages.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/25/2016

The Best Breakfast Foods To Feed Your Children

There is no doubt that for certain at risk children there is a need to provide proper nutrition especially during formative years, but what types of food are best from a health standpoint?

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2016


How Air Pollution Can Be Dramatically Damaging To Your Health

We know that the damage we are doing to our environment is not good for us, both in the short and long-run. But the effects can be dramatic.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2016

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How You Can Beat Your Battle With Rheumatoid Arthritis

According to several recent studies, you should do everything you can to try and reduce these episodes of pain and discomfort, to minimize the chances of long term damage to your joints.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2016

Democratic National Convention: Day 1

Why Experts Say First Lady’s ‘Let’s Move’ Initiative Won’t Work

Will people do better if given fewer opportunities to make poor choices, or will they do better if given education to make better choices with all options available?

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/19/2016

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The Truth Behind E-Cigarettes And What You Should Know

Here in the United States, most health officials believe that e-cigarettes pose a threat to public health, but in Britain and many parts of Europe the feeling is that e-cigarettes should be recommended for smoking cessation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/18/2016

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New Research Changes What We Know About Cholesterol

KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – We have known for over a quarter of a century that it is important to watch our cholesterol, but […]

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2016

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Most Americans Don’t Receive The Mental Health Treatment They Need

KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It is estimated that one out of every five Americans suffers from a mental illness that could be helped […]

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/14/2016

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Are Doctors Unintentionally Becoming Drug Pushers?

KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – We have a major problem in this country. Are doctors unintentionally becoming drug pushers? It all has to do […]

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2016



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