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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Coffee May Reduce Risk Of Skin Cancer

A new study finds that drinking caffeinated coffee is associated with a lower risk of malignant melanoma.

03/11/2015

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Pizza Party Pooper

I wouldn’t be doing my job if I did not discuss an article in the journal Pediatrics which said that pizza days could be harmful to your health.

03/10/2015

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Defining And Understanding Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is an indicator of high risk for diabetes and heart disease, so it’s important you know the 5 warning signs.

03/09/2015

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Tasty Medication Poses Risk For Children

If medications taste good, they could be a temptation to kids.

03/06/2015

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Mouth Bacteria Indicator Of Heart Disease

Could the bacteria in your mouth be associated with heart risk?

03/05/2015

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FDA Warns About Overuse Of Testosterone Supplements

The market right now is about a $2 billion market with nearly 3% of men over 40 taking it for low energy and low libido.

03/04/2015

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Eating Disorders Not Necessarily About Weight

In most cases, eating disorders go unnoticed for prolonged periods of time.

03/04/2015

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Study: Drinking Coffee Can Reduce Risk Of Heart Attack

The report found those who drank coffee had a lower risk of having calcium deposits in their coronoary arteries, which is one of the best predictors of heart disease.

03/03/2015

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Low Muscle Density Increases Risk Of Hospitalization For Seniors

Do you want to stay out of the hospital? Maybe you should exercise more often.

03/03/2015

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US Preventive Services Task Force Provides Healthy Reference

A great way to learn about your health and the tests and screening you may need is to take a look at the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations by age.

03/02/2015

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What Color Is The Dress? The Science Behind The Social Media Debate

A picture of a dress on social media has sparked a debate over what exactly the colors are, and there is actually a science behind the debate.

02/27/2015

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Children At Risk For High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure in children leads to high blood pressure in adults and adult hypertension is the leading cause of death in the world.

02/27/2015

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Smokers On Oxygen Create Dilemma For Doctors

Most of the patients who are oxygen dependent are cigarette smokers, putting themselves and others at risk.

02/26/2015

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Alcohol Leads From Depression To Suicide

When a person is suffering from severe depression, drinking can lead that person to committing suicide, when he otherwise might not.

02/25/2015

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Ranking America’s Healthiest States

America’s Health Rankings look at how states compare against each other year to year, with targets like smoking, obesity and preventable hospitalizations examined.

02/24/2015

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