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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 Dos And Don’ts Of Halloween

One of the highlights of the year for many children is trick or treating and grabbing as much loot as they can.


E-Cigarettes And Cigarettes, How Do They Compare?

There is some concern about electronic cigarettes.


Overeating Vs. Overworking On The Weekends

We talk a great deal about “weekend warriors.”


The Dangers Of Glaucoma

The medical term is glaucoma, but many people think of it as high blood pressure in the eye.


Fatty Liver And How To Avoid It

Fatty Liver is a condition in which a person gets exactly that, they get a buildup of excess fat in the liver.


Dangers Of Underage Drinking

Several years ago, the Surgeon General of United States made a very important statement that is even more important now than it was at the time.


Report: There Is Correlation Between Your Health, Your Marriage

Now a new report in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health suggests that there are pros and cons to being married.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/18/2017

Report Says Your Psoriasis Could Be Raising Your Risk Of A Heart Attack

According to the authors of the study this could have any impact similar to that of smoking cigarettes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/17/2017

Study: How Smiling Can Actually Help Improve Your Health

Several medical studies have shown that this isn’t just a good technique to get along with other people but actually a wonderful way to improve your health.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/11/2017

Tracking Diabetes Medication? There’s An App For That.

Now there is a new app for physicians that soon might be made available to the public for everyone’s use.


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Report Looks At Student’s Level Of Empathy Throughout Medical School

Now there is a new report that says that one of the most important measures of empathy is called cognitive empathy.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/09/2017

Understanding Sepsis, What Is Being Done To Find It Sooner

Sepsis can be described as a constellation of symptoms associated with an overwhelming infection in the bloodstream that can lead to damage and vital organs.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/06/2017

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WHI Examines Use Of Hormone Treatments During Menopause

The WHI has had dramatic effects in the past 20 years with the research focusing on the use of hormones after menopause.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/05/2017

FDA Discusses New Plan To Tackle Smoking In United States

According to the F.D.A. there are 480,000 annual tobacco related deaths in the United States each year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/04/2017

Report: United States Sees Increase In Suicide Attempts Among Adults

Perhaps even more alarming is the fact that it has disproportionately affected younger adults who have less formal education.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/03/2017

From Paper To High-Tech: Remembering Last Ten Years In US Healthcare

Believe it or not it’s been over ten years since the National Academy of Medicine took a serious look at what was mostly a paper based health system.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/02/2017

Palliative Care Growing In Popularity

The specialty of palliative care is growing for a number of reasons.



The Relationship Between Couples And BMI

Many say that as couples grow together, they often become more alike.


Asthma And Antibiotics

When children or adults suffer an asthma attack, there are usually two key factors at play.


Battle Against Alzheimer’s Rages On

The battle against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is ongoing.


Sitting Is The New Smoking

There is no doubt that it is important to exercise throughout the day and to reduce the amount of time that you sit.


Biosimilars: A Better Alternative To Prescription Drugs?

Biosimilars are biological agents that can be used in the place of prescription drugs to treat certain conditions.


Study: Nearly Half Of Patients Who Stop Taking Opioids For Six Months Resume Use Later

A new study provides even more reason why physicians should be very careful about prescribing opioid medications to patients.


Changing Diet Can Help Reverse Heart Disease, Study Finds

We know quite well that eating a proper diet can help prevent heart disease. But what about reversing of heart disease and damage that’s already been done?


Report: Patient Surveys Could Be Fueling Opioid Epidemic

Could a physician with a low rating on surveys be doing a better job than those with high ratings? More and more this may be the case.


Understanding How To Properly Treat Asthma

Physicians and family members of those who suffer from asthma often don’t understand the best way to use asthma medications that are prescribed.


Developing New Medications For Cardiovascular Disease

There is growing evidence that heart attacks and stroke can also be influenced by inflammatory pathways in the body.


Should Cigarettes Be Rated R?

It has been decades since the movie rating system came out.


Sleep Apnea And Cognitive Impairment

According to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology Edition, sleep-disordered breathing is associated with more than a 25% chance of developing cognitive impairment.


When To Have Your Child’s Vision Tested

The United States Preventative Services Task Force often gives recommendations for particular treatments and tests.




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