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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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Study Examines Reasons Why Adolescents Commit Suicide

Suicide is devastating and has a dramatic impact on an entire family.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/27/2016

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Study Says Smoking Has Lasting Impact On DNA And Future Generations

According to the article, cigarette smoking has a long-lasting impact on the human genome that can persist for years after smoking cessation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/26/2016

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Safe Labor Day Weekend Grilling

It is one of the best parts of summer, but there is one thing you should keep in mind as you fire up the grill.


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Handlebar Palsy For Bikers

The problem is particularly serious in mountain bikers.


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Smoking Habits And Proximity To Stores That Sell Tobacco

Living in close proximity to retail establishments that sell tobacco products appears to make it harder for smokers to kick the habit.


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Dreams Don’t Just Impact You In Your Sleep

Many people believe that hidden truths present themselves in dreams.


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Heart Disease Risk Lower As Parents Get Older

Good news for you if you have healthy parents — at least when it comes to heart disease.


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Key To Keeping Your Child Safe From Dangers That Lurk In Your Bathroom

If you have young children, you need to have medication with child-safe caps and the medicine cabinet should be secured with a latch

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/26/2016

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Study Shows Employment Disparities Between Smokers And Nonsmokers

The most important point: smokers were 24% less likely to find jobs over the 12-month period than nonsmokers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/25/2016


Comforting Your Child During Night Terrors

They are called night terrors and, clearly, they can be terrors for the parent as well.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/24/2016

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The Key To Improving Your Child’s Cardiovascular Health

Trying to follow these ideal health behaviors early in life can have a tremendous benefit on maintaining ideal health throughout the lifespan.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/23/2016

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Best Positions To Put Your Baby To Bed

There have been extensive studies looking at the best positions for the baby to be put to bed and the type of bedding recommended.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/22/2016

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The Key To Tracking Your Steps And Calories

According to a recent study, 5,000 steps or more improved sleep quality, and 7,500 reduced the risk of obesity.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/19/2016

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Research Links Breaks From Social Media To Increased Happiness

Research shows that the more you log on to social media, the less happy you become.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/18/2016

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The Negative Effects Of Red Meat

A new study from the Massachusetts General Hospital says it makes sense to eat more fruits and vegetables and avoid red meat.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/17/2016



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