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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Managing Hot Flashes

As many as 75% of all American women experience hot flashes. Here are some strategies that may help.

04/07/2015

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Gallbladder Attack May Seem Like Heart Attack

A gallbladder attack can mimic other conditions such as appendicitis, ulcers, pancreatitis, reflux disease, and even a heart attack. See a doctor.

04/06/2015

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Millions Of Americans Suffer From Panic Disorder

Panic disorder impacts six million people and two thirds of them are women.

04/03/2015

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Blueberries May Fight Belly Fat – And More

Research found there is a high level of naturally occurring antioxidants in blueberries. The goal is to fight metabolic syndrome.

04/02/2015

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Finding The ‘Off’ Switch For Cancer

Put in its simplest form, the flick of a biological switch could encourage cancer cells to kill themselves and not spread. Researchers are looking for that switch.

04/01/2015

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Study: Family Income And Parental Education Could Have An Impact On Child’s Brain Structure

Researchers looked at typical children and adolescents between three and twenty years old, followed them, and measured brain structure.

03/31/2015

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Doctor Shortage By 2020

Using data from the Census Bureau, it has been projected that by 2020, the degree of physician shortfall will be 50% greater than has been previously estimated.

03/31/2015

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Women’s Metabolism Of Drugs Changes Over Time

Women go through many changes as they get older but there is one area which can be affected that few people think of – the metabolism of drugs.

03/30/2015

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Let Your Kids Play

With parents more involved in guiding their kids, there’s a temptation for parents to get over-involved in their children’s sports and provide pressure.

03/27/2015

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Poor Self Image May Lead To Poorer Self

What we think about ourselves can have a big impact on our overall health. But there is help.

03/26/2015

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Researchers: New Information In The Battle Against ALS

According to the researchers, TBK 1 encodes for a protein involved in inflammation and the clearing of debris in cells.

03/25/2015

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Drug And Alcohol Abuse Widespread

Twenty-two million Americans have a substance abuse problem and there is no doubt that alcohol can be a drug of choice.

03/25/2015

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Study Suggests Chocolate Can Be Made Sweeter, And Better For You

A study from the University of Ghana is getting quite a great deal of attention from a meeting in Denver for the American Chemical Society.

03/24/2015

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Make High Blood Pressure A High Priority

Blood pressure is not adequately controlled in approximately 75% of adult patients with hypertension.

03/24/2015

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Diet May Impact Risk For Alzheimer’s

Can diet have an impact on whether we develop Alzheimer’s or other forms of demetia? The answer is a resounding yes.

03/23/2015

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