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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Preventing Migraines Is An Option

If you are suffering from headaches and simply just reacting to them, try to take control. Talk to your doctor. There is help.

06/16/2015

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Hospital Discharge Often Includes Confusing Change In Medications

If you are hospitalized and given new medications ask about them and understand them. Mistakes and misunderstandings are not uncommon.

06/15/2015

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Improving Communication Could Reduce Health Care Mistakes

There is no doubt communication is crucial in health care where the stakes can be tremendously high.

06/12/2015

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Spouses And Partners Feel Impact Of Cancer

Spouses and partners of cancer survivors experience emotional stress very similar to that seen in the patients themselves.

06/11/2015

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Mediterranean Diet Has Smorgasbord Of Benefits

The Mediterranean Diet is modeled after those who live on the Mediterranean who are known for living long, healthy lives.

06/10/2015

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Deadly Risks Of Sun Tanning

Basically, if you’re going to enjoy the sun, you need to be careful. Tens of thousands of people die each year from too much sun.

06/09/2015

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Robotic Surgery Has Become Commonplace

Robotic surgery, once considered experimental and exciting, is becoming commonplace at many local hospitals.

06/08/2015

Sleep Apnea

Link Between Sleep Apnea And Diabetes

Studies have shown links between sleep apnea and a wide variety of conditions, including diabetes.

06/05/2015

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Health Advantages To Taking Public Transit

Do you take public transportation every day or use it quite often? You may be better off than your fellow commuters who drive.

06/04/2015

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Understanding Risk For Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any gynecologic cancer. Some women are at greater risk than others.

06/03/2015

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New Report Links Breastfeeding With Lower Risk Of Childhood Leukemia

It’s based on a study from the University of Haifa in Israel which found that breastfeeding for 6 months or more was linked to almost a 20% lower risk of childhood leukemia.

06/02/2015

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Talk To Your Doctor About Nail Problems

Most of us do not pay too much attention to our nails but when there is something wrong, problems with nails can be hard to ignore.

06/02/2015

Diet Myths

Perfect Time To Start Your Diet For Life

Dieting is not about one week of vacation, it is a lifelong process.

06/01/2015

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Fatty Liver Caused By Alcohol And Diet

Fatty liver disease is a dangerous excess of fat built up in the liver. We see the problem in people who drink too much alcohol and also in people who are overweight.

05/29/2015

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Study: Kids Can Start Weightlifting At Age Six

According to a new study from the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine, kids can begin at six, if it’s carefully supervised.

05/28/2015

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