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.


Growing Concern Over Misuse Of ADHD Drugs

The concern is that a growing number of kids are taking ADHD drugs to get high or increase alertness.

11/17/2016

Can Dirt Help Kids Keep Clean Bill Of Health?

Several studies say that children build immunity by exposure to viruses and bacteria and we should not be overly concerned with preventing all exposure.

11/16/2016

It Pays To Exercise

It is a sad truth that most of the things that improve our health cost money. But there is one thing that is absolutely free and it can have a dramatic impact on our health: exercise.

11/15/2016

Vaccinations Vs. Alternative Medicine

A CDC reports finds that child vaccination was significantly less common in households that reported using alternative therapies for their children.

11/14/2016

Study Finds Link Between Zika and Guillain-Barre

Zika virus continues to be a major health issue and the more we study Zika, the more we are learning.

11/11/2016

The High Cost Of Treating Dementia

When we think of costs in medicine we think of heart disease or cancer, but you might be surprised to learn that the most expensive condition to treat is dementia.

11/10/2016

Choice Of Hospital Could Help You Survive Heart Attack

If you want to survive a heart attack you need to recognize the warning signs and get help quickly. According to a 17-year study out of Yale, you should also pick the right hospital.

11/09/2016

Report Finds Link Between Metabolic Syndrome And Alcohol Consumption

People who drink too much alcohol have increased odds of developing metabolic syndrome.

11/08/2016

The Good And Bad About ‘Pokémon Go’

It seems like just yesterday that the streets, parks and playgrounds —virtually anywhere people traveled— we full of individuals looking at their handheld smartphones trying to capture various Pokémon.

11/08/2016

High Blood Pressure In Women

Most people don’t know that heart disease is the number one killer of women.

11/04/2016

Young Vegetarians

It is estimated that one in 200 children are vegetarians. That is about 300,000 children. The rate increases in teen years by about five times.

11/03/2016

Dealing With Foot Pain

Foot pain is relatively common and it is one of the most frustrating locations to have pain because it can impact everything you do.

11/02/2016

Halloween Candy Safety

Halloween is a very special time of year for kids — a chance to load up on treats. But the sad truth is that we also have to make certain that we take precautions to insure safety.

11/01/2016

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Simple Steps To Help Deal With Stress

In one recent survey, one in four Americans said they’d felt extremely stressed in the past month.

10/21/2016

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Child Vaccinations Up, CDC Says

According to the CDC, median coverage neared 95% for vaccines required for kindergarten entry, including increases in coverage for measles, mumps and rubella since last year.

10/20/2016

Dentist Over Emergency Room For Mouth-Related Issues

The emergency room can handle just about anything, but for mouth-related issues your dentist is the better option.

10/19/2016

Women’s Stronger Verbal Skills May Mask Early Signs Of Alzheimer’s Disease

A new report in the Journal Neurology finds this verbal advantage can be important later in life. Women’s advantage over men in verbal memory skills may mask early-stage Alzheimer’s Disease.

10/18/2016

Don’t Forget To Check Expiration Dates Of Medications

It is a common mistake that many people make. They don’t check the expiration dates of medications in their medicine cabinets.

10/17/2016

Study Finds Link Between Child Abuse And Teen Pregnancy

The impact of physical and psychological abuse on children can not be overstated. The effects can be lifelong and without counseling and support it can lead to serious issues for the victim. One of the most glaring examples is teen pregnancy.

10/13/2016

The Biobehavioral Study Of Eating And Weight

When it comes to losing weight, scientists writing in the Journal Obesity say that this behavioral approach can have a major role in helping people achieve their goals.

10/12/2016

What Impact Does Stress On Your Memory?

Scientists are pointing to a study in Sweden which has linked psychosocial stressors in midlife to dementia later in life.

10/11/2016

Childhood Hypertension Associated With Cognitive Issues, Researchers Find

There is news from the Journal of Pediatrics which finds that children with untreated primary hypertension turned in lower scores on tests measuring verbal and visual learning, and recall and verbal reasoning.

10/10/2016

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Teens Not Getting Enough Exercise, Researchers Say

In the article, the authors find far too many U.S. high school students engage in low levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.

10/05/2016

Report: FDA Not Doing Enough Regulate E-Cigarettes

The FDA has been tasked with regulating the products, but researchers reporting in the Journal JAMA Pediatrics warn that not enough may be getting done .

10/04/2016

New Tool Could Help Diagnose Concussion-Linked Brain Disease

It is a sad truth, but some of the best research in concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE is being done on the brains of NFL players.

10/03/2016

The Changing Trend In Physician-Patient Relationships

The American Academy of Family Physicians concluded their meeting in Orlando.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/30/2016

Study Looks At Relationship Between Vasectomies And Prostate Cancer

Over the years there have been numerous studies looking at a potential link between a man having a vasectomy and developing prostate cancer later in life.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/29/2016

Are Antibiotics Beneficial For Asthma Patients?

For many years it has been a reflex for physicians to provide antibiotics for people suffering from asthma.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/28/2016

Study Examines Reasons Why Adolescents Commit Suicide

Suicide is devastating and has a dramatic impact on an entire family.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/27/2016

Study Says Smoking Has Lasting Impact On DNA And Future Generations

According to the article, cigarette smoking has a long-lasting impact on the human genome that can persist for years after smoking cessation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/26/2016

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