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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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Add Soybeans To Balanced Diet

Soybeans contain all of the essential amino acids necessary for human nutrition and have been grown and harvested for thousands of years.

02/11/2015

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Study Finds Women Impacted Significantly More Than Men By Stress And Its Effect On The Heart

The study looked at over 2,300 women and 1,100 men and found that not only is stress associated with heart attack, but women who suffer a higher rate of stress after heart attack had a more difficult time recovering than men.

02/10/2015

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Understanding Sjogren Syndrome

It definitely has a very strange name – Sjögren Syndrome. But it is a relatively common cause of dry eyes and dry mouth.

02/10/2015

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Added Sugars Add To Diagnoses Of Diabetes

In our country, one in 11 people have type 2 diabetes. It does not end there – another 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes where their blood sugar levels are higher than they should be.

02/09/2015

Back Pain

Multiple Causes Of Back Pain

There are certain times I recommend that you make a point to see the doctor when experiencing back pain.

02/06/2015

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Obesity Increases Stroke Risk

The National Women’s Health Study found that obesity is clearly linked to more strokes in women ages 35 to 54.

02/05/2015

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Managing Headache Pain

Far and away, the most common headache is called the stress headache. So, what causes these stress, or tension, headaches?

02/04/2015

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There’s Been A Lot Of Talk About Measles, But What About German Measles?

When you get the MMR Vaccine — that will protect against measles, mumps and rubella. The Rubella part is German measles.

02/03/2015

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Infertility May Point To Endometriosis

Fertility issues remain a major problem in women with endometriosis and this may be how it is diagnosed – as part of an infertility workup.

02/03/2015

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Vulnerable Population At Risk For Community Acquired Pneumonia

Community acquired pneumonia attacks those who are vulnerable; either the very young or the elderly. Preventive care is key.

02/02/2015

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Herbal Supplements Not Without Risks

There could be a serious downside to taking herbs or supplements, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing.

01/30/2015

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Sleep Critical To Teens Mental Health

Sleep deprivation has been shown to have damaging effects in all age groups. But, sleep plays perhaps the greatest role during the teen years.

01/29/2015

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Understanding Thirst

We are creatures dependent on water. There is no doubt that our bodies tell us when we need water by making us thirsty and desirous of more. But how does thirst work?

01/28/2015

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Anorexia And Bulimia May Be More Than Psychological Disorder

In addition to the psychological disorders that lead to anorexia or bulimia, research indicates genetics and discrete biochemical signals may play an active role.

01/27/2015

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Childhood Cancer Survivors May Have Complications Down The Road

Some cancer treatments that save the lives of children can lead to problems later on. Screening is necessary.

01/26/2015

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