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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Getting Along With People Is Good For Your Health

A new report out of Oregon found that getting along with others is good for your health in both the short run and the long term.

10/16/2014

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Sexting Prevalent Among Young Teens

A new study finds that as many as a quarter of teens sext – or have sexual conversations via texting.

10/15/2014

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Five Steps To Reducing Risk Of Stroke In Women

A study of over 32,000 women has been released that takes a look at what can be done to reduce the incidence of stroke.

10/14/2014

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Get In Shape For Summer All Winter

You have six months before April 15. If you start to exercise and diet now, you’ll be feeling more fit by bathing suit season.

10/13/2014

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Many Seniors With Diminished Sense Of Smell Dead Within 5 Years

New research suggests if a senior has trouble correctly identifying scents, it may be an indicator of life expectancy.

10/10/2014

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Obese Teens More Likely To Develop Colorectal Cancer

Researchers have found that obese teens are more than twice as likely to develop colorectal cancer, compared to normal weight adolescents.

10/09/2014

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Stress May Play A Role In Alzheimer’s

According to new research, stress and personality may influence a person’s lifestyle choices, which could lead to Alzheimer’s.

10/08/2014

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Understanding How Ebola Spreads

Most of us know a lot more about the Ebola virus than we knew a week ago, but the CDC has been on top of this for quite some time, and the World Health Organization has been monitoring it as well.

10/07/2014

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Medical Organizations Warn Of Widespread Addiction To Opioids

The American Academy of Neurology warns that the risk of using opioids for headache, back pain and other chronic pain is not worth the risk.

10/07/2014

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More Evidence Of Long Term Damage Done By Concussions

A study by the nation’s largest brain bank found evidence of a degenerative brain disease in 76 of 79 former football players it examined.

10/06/2014

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Trends In Teen Drinking Habits

Teenagers who try their first alcoholic drink at a young age are more likely to get intoxicated while young and drink more frequently.

10/03/2014

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No Need To Be Terrified By Child’s Night Terrors

Night terrors, which can occur in a child’s first few hours of sleep, can be dramatic for parents and caregivers.

10/02/2014

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Drinking Declines As Smoking Declines

New research suggests encouraging people to kick the habit of smoking may have another positive effect as well.

10/01/2014

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Check Out Plastic Surgeon’s Qualifications

Are you thinking about a cosmetic procedure? Not all doctors are created equal.

09/30/2014

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Patients Consider Online Reviews When Choosing A Doctor

Despite the fact there is very little quality control over random surveys, a new report suggests consumers are using the reviews to help make decisions.

09/29/2014

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