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.


Healthy Eating

Best Diet For Diabetics

I am often asked what is a good diet for diabetics. My answer is that it is largely the same as a good diet for most of us.

07/16/2015

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Study: Statins Help Head Off Heart Disease

Back in November of 2013, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association got together and released new recommendations to guide cholesterol treatment through the use of statins.

07/15/2015

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The First Step For An Alcoholic Or Drug Addict

How do you know if you might be an addict? The first clue is if you have it in the back of your mind. Ask yourself these questions

07/15/2015

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Women Unaware Of High Risk For Lung Cancer

Lung cancer causes more deaths among US women than colon, breast, and pancreatic cancer combined.

07/14/2015

Knee

Traveling With Knee Arthritis

For a person who has to deal with arthritis in the knee, travel can be quite difficult – but it should not be unmanageable if you plan ahead.

07/13/2015

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Measles Vaccine Has Benefit Beyond Measles

Child death rates dropped significantly with introduction of the measles vaccine and, new research indicates the vaccine protects against other infections as well.

07/10/2015

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Risk Of Deadly Fall Increases With Age

Compared with adults ages 65 to 74, adults ages 85 and older faced 16 times the death risk from falling.

07/09/2015

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School Is Not Greatest Risk For Peanut Allergy

A study of children allergic to peanuts found that they are not at greatest risk at school.

07/08/2015

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Scientists Isolate Protein Linked With Impaired Memory, Learning

Scientists also believe there may be a way to attack this protein and it could be targeted to prevent age related memory loss.

07/07/2015

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Exercise Has Cholesterol Benefit

Many people believe that creeping cholesterol levels typically go hand-in-hand with aging. But it doesn’thave to be that way, especially if you exercise.

07/07/2015

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Healthy Food Choices Made Simple

Most of our food choices are made on impulse. To make healthy foods more convenient, place them where you can see them.

07/06/2015

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Safety First For Fourth Of July

I give this advice every summer but we still have problems with fireworks. Children and adults suffer serious injuries.

07/03/2015

Talking To Teen

Talk To Your Teen About Depression

Teens and depression – it is a relatively common phenomenon but it is an issue which few talk about – and the silence can be deadly.

07/02/2015

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Treating Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is not just a problem for tennis players – although it certainly occurs in tennis players. Officially, the medical name is lateral epicondylitis.

07/01/2015

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How Men And Women Perceive Pain Differently

A report in the journal Nature Neuroscience took a look at microglia, and analyzed the impact of specific pain treatments, whether they were done on men or on women.

06/30/2015

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