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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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Sleep Deprivation May Increase Risk For Obesity

New research shows that if you don’t get the sleep you need, your risk for obesity goes up.

03/12/2014

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Cutting Out Soda And Sports Drinks Could Dramatically Reduce Sugar Intake

Almost 36 percent of added sugars in the American diet come from beverages.

03/11/2014

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Electronics May Be Depriving Children Of Much-Needed Sleep

According to a survey of more than 1,100 parents, children aren’t getting the sleep they need.

03/10/2014

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Addiction Researchers Zero In On Amino Acids In The Brain

If there’s a way we can attack addictions, try to understand them and deal with them, so much the better. Researchers say Amino acids in the brain may be key.

03/07/2014

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Distractions Hinder Memory

Study finds that the fewer irrelevant items you keep in mind, the more capacity you have for remembering important things.

03/06/2014

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Metabolism Of Drugs May Change As Women Age

As women go through menstruation and then start to develop, their bodies change and drugs may be metabolized differently.

03/04/2014

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Study Of Monkey Brain Is Revealing

Almost all of the neurons in one area of a monkey’s brain – called the face patch – responded at least twice as strongly to faces, as they did to other objects.

03/04/2014

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Most Adults Don’t Treat High Blood Pressure Or Don’t Control It

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

03/03/2014

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Outlook Is Getting Sunnier

I think I am not alone when I say that we have had our fill of snow, black ice, traffic jams, dreary days and you know the rest. And now, Spring is just around the corner.

02/28/2014

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Back Pain Among Most Common Medical Complaints

No one is immune, but some people are more prone to back pain than others.

02/27/2014

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Formulating A Treatment Plan For Alzheimer’s

Coming up with the best treatment plan for Alzheimer’s disease can be tricky because there are so many variables among patients including aging and overall health.

02/26/2014

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Men’s Bladder Problems Are Common, Treatable

Bladder problems are common in men. Most involve urination, such as having trouble urinating or going too often. But most of these problems can be solved.

02/25/2014

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Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are treatable. However, many people never seek treatment. They may not realize the severity of their symptoms.

02/24/2014

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HPV Vaccine Effective In Some Ways After Only 2 Doses

It is too early to change recommendations but a Swedish study has found that it might take only 2 doses of the HPV vaccine – not 3 – to offer protection against genital warts.

02/21/2014

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Kids Drinking More Coffee And Energy Drinks

Caffeine has been a choice to boost energy for centuries but the caffeinated beverage of choice for the young seems to be changing.

02/20/2014

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