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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Hearing Loss Gradually Occurs With Age

We know that hearing loss that gradually occurs with age. The condition is called presbycusis and it impacts one in every three people between ages 65 to 74.


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New Study On High Consumption Of Sweetened Drinks

Now there is news from a study in Sweden that high consumption of sweetened drinks has been linked to increased risk for heart failure in middle-aged and older men.


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Research On Apple Consumption During Pregnancy

While there is no doubt that eating apples and other fruits is good for your health, researchers find that eating an apple when pregnant could have an extra special effect.


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Children And Sports

It is getting colder but there is still lots of outdoor activity with organized sports for our kids and the indoor sports are heating up as well.


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As We Head Into November, We Also Head Into Cold And Flu Season

As we head into November we also head into cold and flu season.


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Report: Getting Along With Others Is Good For Your Health

According to numerous well documented studies, if you try to get along with others, your day will go more smoothly, you’ll be happier, and yes, healthier.


Is It Better For Children If Arguing Parents Separate Rather Than Stay In A Hostile Relationship?

Is it better for the children if arguing parents separate rather than stay in a hostile relationship?


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The Key To A Healthy Breakfast

According to just about every major study, breakfast is the most important meal the day. Many of the same studies show that children who eat breakfast do better in school.


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A Heart Attack Can Be A Life Altering Event

A heart attack can be a life altering event. Even when it’s caught early and treated effectively, a victim of a heart attack can’t help but feel vulnerable and have a different outlook on life.


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Teens And Weight Training

If you have teenagers or preteens playing competitive sports you might be wondering when it is time to have them start lifting weights to build strength.


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Exercise May Help People With Existing Cognitive Impairment

It is a medical fact that keeps being confirmed in study after study. Engaging in modest exercise may help people with existing cognitive impairment or what may be thought of as early signs of Alzheimer’s disease.


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WHO: Processed Meat Linked To Cancer

The World Health Organization classifies processed meat as carcinogenic to humans in the same category as cigarettes and red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans.


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Children And Medications

If you have questions you should talk with your physician or the pharmacist about different medicines — not just the prescription medication, but over-the-counter products as well. Simple communication now can prevent major problems later.


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Working With A Speech Pathologist

If a child has an opportunity to work with a speech pathologist and parents are involved in the program, one out of two stutterers will improve.




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