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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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Know The Signs And Symptoms Of Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it really doesn’t have to be that way.

03/31/2014

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Alzheimer’s A Greater Risk Than Breast Cancer For Older Women

According to information from the Alzheimer’s Association, once women are in their 60’s, they are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s as breast cancer.

03/28/2014

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Most Women Don’t Know Warning Signs Of A Stroke

Stroke kills more women than men – it is the third leading cause of female death. But, according to the American Heart Association, less than half of women know the signs.

03/27/2014

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Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Recommended For Half The Adult Population

Are we a country that is relying too much on medications to help extend our lives? New guidelines recommend statin drugs for half the adult population.

03/26/2014

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Promising Alternative To A Colonoscopy

There is no test for colon cancer more accurate than a colonoscopy but an experimental testing of stool samples holds promise.

03/25/2014

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Nature Vs. Nurture – It May Not Be One Or The Other

People often pit their genes against their lifetime experiences when looking at physical and emotional traits but this is often a big mistake.

03/24/2014

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Public Transit Users More Physically Active Than Commuters

A study of physical activity and transit use, determined that walking prior to and immediately after transit trips is actually quite good for you – and an unexpected form of exercise.

03/21/2014

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Pre-Hypertension Increases Risk Of Stroke

A study of people with blood pressure higher than 120/80 but lower than 140/90 found they were 66% more likely to develop a stroke than people who had normal blood pressure.

03/20/2014

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‘Tone Deaf’ Could Be Inherited Trait

Now you have an excuse if you can’t sing. A new study shows that musical aptitude is a complex behavioral trait and is at least partially inherited.

03/19/2014

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Some Ovarian Cancer Associated With Obesity

There is new research that suggests for the first time that some cases of ovarian cancer are associated with obesity.

03/18/2014

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Schmidt’s Skin Cancer Diagnosis Is Eye Opener For Many

The fact that Mike Schmidt has malignant melanoma has raised a lot of questions and concerns about the disease.

03/17/2014

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Whooping Cough Still Widespread

Most people who have heard of pertussis, or whooping cough think it was eradicated 30 years ago. Not so.

03/17/2014

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Dr. McDonough: Recent Meningitis Cases Do Not Constitute Outbreak

The bottom line here though is there is nothing for the general public to be worried about, except the normal precautions we would all take.

03/14/2014

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Testosterone Therapy Not Without Risks

New research has raised concerns about the risk for heart attacks and strokes in some men who take testosterone.

03/14/2014

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‘Buzzed’ Driving May Pose Serious Risk

There is a recent trend to warn people about ‘buzzed driving’ because it may pose a serious danger to the driver and others.

03/13/2014

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