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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New Research Changes What We Know About Cholesterol

KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – We have known for over a quarter of a century that it is important to watch our cholesterol, but […]

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2016

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Most Americans Don’t Receive The Mental Health Treatment They Need

KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It is estimated that one out of every five Americans suffers from a mental illness that could be helped […]

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/14/2016

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Are Doctors Unintentionally Becoming Drug Pushers?

KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – We have a major problem in this country. Are doctors unintentionally becoming drug pushers? It all has to do […]

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2016

SOUTH WILLAMSPORT, PA - AUGUST 30:  Catcher Kaden Peifer #16 of the Mid-Atlantic team from Red Land Little League of Lewisberry, Pennsylvania looks on as Shingo Tomita #10 of team Japan scores a run in front of teammate Yugo Aoki #4 in the first inning of the Little League World Series Championship game at Lamade Stadium on August 30, 2015 in South Willamsport, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

What Parents Should Know Going Into Little League Season

KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Little league is upon us. For many years doctors have warned against little league players throwing too many […]

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/12/2016

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How Regular Exercise And Good Nutrition Can Help You In The Long Run

KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As we get older there are all sorts of health issues that can be problematic but some of […]

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/11/2016

New Study Shows The Best Ways To Kick The Smoking Habit

by Dr. Brian McDonough PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There is no doubt that many smokers have worked hard to kick the habit and it is undeniable that this is a very hard habit to break. Recently […]

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2016

Why Doctors Say The Mediterranean Diet Could Help Save Your Life

Dr. Brian McDonough PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — I am a big fan of the Mediterranean Diet and my faith in the diet has been confirmed again and again by evidence based studies. The latest appears in […]

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2016

Ear Infections In Children And Why The Numbers Are Going Down

The numbers are dwindling.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/06/2016

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Expensive Medications And What They Say About The Price Of Human Life

There is no doubt that certain medications are extremely expensive.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/05/2016

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The Looming Danger Behind Concussions

In front of Congress, a senior vice president for the NFL testified that concussions progress to CTE in certain victims.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/04/2016

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A Warning To Parents Who Coach Their Kids

When kids play on their own without parents they tend to self-regulate.

04/02/2016

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Study Shows Consistency Is Key When Trying To Lose Weight

Is it better to lose weight over along period of time or quickly?

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2016

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Don’t Tough It Out, The Best Ways To Deal With Spring Allergies

The pollen serves as a trigger to make our immune systems react and try to protect us sensing a foreign attacker.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/30/2016

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How Your Genetic Code Could Warn You About Potential Diseases

Do you want to know your personal genetic code and what diseases you might face some day?

03/29/2016

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A Warning To Parents Who Coach Their Kids

One of the major issues for kids, especially those coached by parents, is being asked to do too much too soon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/28/2016

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