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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.


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.

02/20/2017

How To Keep A Healthy Heart

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

02/14/2017

The Fight Against Alzheimers

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

01/27/2017

The Answer To An ‘Age-Old’ Question

The search for the Fountain of Youth is the subject of numerous books and articles. Today the search continues, but not on a boat or a safari.

01/26/2017

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.

01/25/2017

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.

01/24/2017

Preventing Hip Fractures

Hip fractures in the elderly. It is a leading cause of disability and death.

01/23/2017

Ulcerative Colitis: Symptoms & Risks

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

01/13/2017

The Growing Problem Of Meth Use

The drug is known as meth or crystal meth, but whatever you call it, methamphetamine abuse is a growing problem.

01/12/2017

The Rising Problem Of Binge Drinking

The devastating statistics show there were 11-million underage drinkers in this country with 7.2 million binge drinkers.

01/11/2017

Obesity And Cancer

The more weight you carry on your body, the greater the odds of developing cancer.

01/10/2017

Metabolic Syndrome Is Real

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

01/09/2017

Skin Cancer Detection

Malignant melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer and despite public education and screening, the incidence of melanoma continued to rise over the past seven years.

01/06/2017

Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tax Gaining Steam Overseas

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

01/05/2017

Mastectomy Of Healthy Breast: Is It Necessary?

2,400 breast cancer patients were studied and the question raised was: if genetic studies did not show a genetic link, was the removal of the other breast necessary?

01/04/2017

Fitness Apps Can Be Effective, Study Finds

According to a new study looking at a fitness app, this one designed by Apple, called MyHeart Counts, there is definitely a future for these tools if used wisely.

01/03/2017

Improving Patient Satisfaction Surveys

Hospital and physician practices, like many companies, have long used surveys, often expensive surveys, to look at customer satisfaction.

01/02/2017

Can You Die Of A Broken Heart?

With the death of Debbie Reynolds coming just one day after her daughter the question comes up.

12/28/2016

Select Hearing Loss, Speech Issues On Decline In People Between Ages Of 20-69

This is a case where public education is making a big difference.

12/27/2016

New Study Links Adult Migraine Headaches And Early Childhood Abuse

The scientists from Ohio looked at other issues like depression and anxiety and found the migraine relationship held up.

12/25/2016

The Benefits Of Gifting A Pet

Pets can be a source of companionship and several studies have looked at the psychological advantages of pet ownership

12/19/2016

Lots To Celebrate On World AIDS Day, Still Some Concerns

Thursday is World AIDS Day.

12/01/2016

Teens With Asthma More Likely To Smoke, Study Finds

A study finds Teens with asthma are more than twice as likely to start smoking cigarettes as teens without asthma.

11/30/2016

The Importance Of Reducing Salt Intake

Despite evidence linking salt intake to hypertension and cardiovascular disease, dietary salt intake in the U.S. is on the rise.

11/25/2016

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Tips For Healthy Thanksgiving

It is a challenge every year: how do you enjoy the family dinner gathering at Thanksgiving without overdoing it?

11/24/2016

Eating Disorders Linked To Women With Diabetes

According to research published in the British Medical Journal, women with type 1 diabetes are 2.4 times more likely to develop an eating disorder than their non-diabetic peers.

11/23/2016

Warning Signs Of Diabetes

Diabetes is a debilitating condition because of the long-term impact on the body. Early detection is key.

11/22/2016

Understanding Some Important Medical Terms

There are many technical terms in medicine.

11/21/2016

Excessive Exercise Can Be Harmful

Do you know the phrase, “everything in moderation?” Well, that phrase is very true when it comes to exercise.

11/18/2016

Growing Concern Over Misuse Of ADHD Drugs

The concern is that a growing number of kids are taking ADHD drugs to get high or increase alertness.

11/17/2016

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