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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Balancing Your Diet Through The Holidays

Enjoy your family meals this holiday season but in between pride yourself on a balanced diet so the next few weeks don’t set you back greatly.

11/28/2014

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Women With High Blood Pressure Need To Be Treated…Like Men

About 35 million of the people with high blood pressure, roughly one half, are women. And, left untreated, it can be fatal.

11/27/2014

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Heart Health May Be Predictor Of Alzheimer’s

Dementia is a complex issue and the more we learn, the more we realize the role of healthy living and prevention.

11/26/2014

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Early Intervention Limits Damage From Stroke

The effects of a stroke depend on several things including the location of the damage and how much of the brain is affected.

11/25/2014

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Don’t Ignore ‘Growing Pains’

We don’t think of musculoskeletal pain in children but it occurs more commonly than you would think. Don’t ignore it.

11/24/2014

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An ‘Apple A Day’ Good For Pregnant Women And Their Future Children

According to studies, when moms-to-be ate apples during pregnancy, their children had lower rates of asthma.

11/21/2014

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Asthma Is Common And Potentially Fatal Problem Among Inner City Youth

Asthma is a major health concern and it is particularly an issue in children who live in the city.

11/20/2014

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Oral Bacteria May Be Indicative Of Heart Attack Risk

New research indicates heart patients tend to have higher levels of bacteria in their mouths, but of two types in particular.

11/19/2014

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The Best Pace For A Healthy Walk

People should be walking 3,000 steps in 30 minutes to get meaningful exercise from walking.

11/18/2014

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Prevent Spreading Germs This Winter

I’m sure you have noticed how easily infections seem to spread in schools. Here’s an easy tip to minimize the risk of your getting sick.

11/17/2014

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Stretching May Solve Tibial Band Tightness

The tibial band runs down the outside of the leg and it can cause severe pain and tension if you don’t stretch it out.

11/14/2014

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Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder

In body dysmorphic disorder, a person is preoccupied with an imagined deficit in the appearance of one or more body parts.

11/13/2014

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Understanding Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is certainly not a condition that we talk about very often but it is one of the more common conditions that few people have heard of.

11/12/2014

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Thick Waist May Double Risk Of Premature Death

Where you carry your weight could be as important, if not more important, than how much you weigh.

11/11/2014

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Coffee May Reduce Risk Of Alzheimer’s

It is one of the most widely quoted studies related to coffee consumption.

11/10/2014

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