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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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Health Benefits Of Brown Rice

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It is called unpolished rice but most of us know it as brown rice because of its brown color. This is how all rice would look [...]

08/20/2014

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HPV Vaccine Shown To Work Effectively For At Least 8 Years

It’s very important that we talk about the importance of the vaccine and getting all three doses because they can help protect against cervical cancer.

08/19/2014

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Rehab Helps Muscle Injury And Recovery

A good rehab program can help people make dramatic improvements if started at the earliest and safest possible time.

08/19/2014

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Obese Children – And Their Parents – Underestimate Their Weight

We recently learned that most overweight kids think they are at a normal weight – and their parents underestimate their children’s weight as well.

08/18/2014

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Encourage Teens Suffering From Depression To Seek Help

Depression can be a major issue during the teenage years, but far too many teenagers fail to seek help from depression because they’re embarrassed.

08/15/2014

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Seniors Who Exercise Reduce Risk Of Hospitalization

Regular exercise is the gift that keeps on giving. And now, medical journals are reporting that exercise could reduce the risk of hospitalizations, especially among seniors.

08/14/2014

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C-Sections Should Not Be Alternative Of Convenience

In recent years, there has been a trend toward so-called ‘convenience’ C-sections done for non-medical reasons. These procedures are frowned upon and cause for concern.

08/13/2014

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Sleep Apnea Poses Danger On The Road

People with untreated sleep apnea may be less alert behind the wheel – risking thousands of lives.

08/12/2014

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Video Games Impact Kids’ Socialization

I think we are all in agreement that too much time spent playing video games is a bad thing for kids, but what about a few hours a week?

08/11/2014

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Computerized Medical Records Subject To Cyber Attacks

Many hospitals will need to turn to what is called cyberdefense in an effort to defend patient confidentiality.

08/08/2014

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Common Drugs Cause Weight Gain

The most common medications that contribute to weight gain are two commonly prescribed drug classes – corticosteroids and antidepressants.

08/07/2014

Fruit Salad

Fruits And Vegetables Extend Life Expectancy

Here is a great argument for eating plenty of fruits and vegetables.

08/06/2014

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A Look At The Experimental Ebola Serum And How It Works

There have been a number of questions about the experimental drug, known as ZMapp, being used against the Ebola virus.

08/05/2014

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A Little Running Can Make A Big Difference

Most of us were told that you had to run long distances to get that health edge. Not true.

08/05/2014

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First Impressions Register In Milliseconds

A new study suggests physical features can contribute to the social judgments people make in as little as 100 milliseconds.

08/04/2014

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