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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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Hot Weather And Exercise

I was asked a very interesting question last week during the heat wave. What do you recommend for exercise in temperatures like this? My suggestion stay indoors and be creative. You can make gains in fitness, strength, and flexibility right in the comfort of your own home.

07/27/2015

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Study On Effects Of Social Networking

More than 1.5 billion people belong to Facebook, and about 700 million log on each day. If you’re one of them, you may not “like” recent news about the effects of social networking.

07/24/2015

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Dealing With Stress

There is no doubt we face a great deal of stress in our lives and many of my patients say it is getting worse. But there are steps you can take to help. The first it to ask for help.

07/23/2015

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Hormonal Changes In Menopause Can Lead To Weight Gain

Some of the biggest contributors to the weight gain are sleep problems which are common in menopause. Falling levels of estrogen can cause you to collect more weight in your belly, and less in the hips and thighs. And one other surprising factor: loss of muscle.

07/22/2015

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Continuous Positive Air Pressure Most Common Treatment For Moderate To Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea

One of the most obvious effects of continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) treatment is reduced snoring. But there are many more health benefits that aren’t so easy to see—or hear.

07/21/2015

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Many Advantages To A Low-Fat, Heart-Healthy Diet

There are many advantages to a low-fat, heart-healthy diet: it is great for the heart and can help fight diabetes and in addition to that it can also ward off kidney disease.

07/20/2015

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Don’t Let Underactive Thyroid Go Untreated

Hypothyroidism – or an underactive thyroid gland – is a relatively common problem. First, get checked for it. Then, if you have it, get treated.

07/17/2015

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Best Diet For Diabetics

I am often asked what is a good diet for diabetics. My answer is that it is largely the same as a good diet for most of us.

07/16/2015

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Study: Statins Help Head Off Heart Disease

Back in November of 2013, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association got together and released new recommendations to guide cholesterol treatment through the use of statins.

07/15/2015

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The First Step For An Alcoholic Or Drug Addict

How do you know if you might be an addict? The first clue is if you have it in the back of your mind. Ask yourself these questions

07/15/2015

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Women Unaware Of High Risk For Lung Cancer

Lung cancer causes more deaths among US women than colon, breast, and pancreatic cancer combined.

07/14/2015

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Traveling With Knee Arthritis

For a person who has to deal with arthritis in the knee, travel can be quite difficult – but it should not be unmanageable if you plan ahead.

07/13/2015

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Measles Vaccine Has Benefit Beyond Measles

Child death rates dropped significantly with introduction of the measles vaccine and, new research indicates the vaccine protects against other infections as well.

07/10/2015

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Risk Of Deadly Fall Increases With Age

Compared with adults ages 65 to 74, adults ages 85 and older faced 16 times the death risk from falling.

07/09/2015

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School Is Not Greatest Risk For Peanut Allergy

A study of children allergic to peanuts found that they are not at greatest risk at school.

07/08/2015

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