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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Alcohol Leads From Depression To Suicide

When a person is suffering from severe depression, drinking can lead that person to committing suicide, when he otherwise might not.

02/25/2015

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Ranking America’s Healthiest States

America’s Health Rankings look at how states compare against each other year to year, with targets like smoking, obesity and preventable hospitalizations examined.

02/24/2015

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New Tech Serving Doctors And Patients

A report in the journal Pediatrics finds that an effort to use text messaging to urge parents to vaccinate their children for the flu has had a great deal of success.

02/23/2015

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Survey Finds Link Between Depression And Smoking

According to a US government survey, more than half of middle-aged men with depression were also smokers. There was a link among women as well.

02/20/2015

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Be On The Look Out For Eye Disease

Many Americans are unaware of the warning signs of eye disease that could blind them if not detected and treated.

02/19/2015

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The Prevalence Of Computer-Related Injuries

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Let me start off by saying this is not evidenced-based, there is no study I am referring to – just my own experience seeing patients every […]

02/18/2015

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Moving Toward Healthier Image Of Women

The French are trying to give more realistic representations of women in magazines. It is considered a public health initiative.

02/17/2015

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The Specialty Of Adolescent Medicine

Many pediatricians, family doctors, and ob/gyns do a great job – but adolescent medicine physicians are another option and a good one.

02/16/2015

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Security Concerns Over Hacking Of Pacemakers, Other Implanted Medical Devices

Internet-connected medical implants, like pacemakers, are more common than ever. So, can they be hacked? A new report in the Journal Science suggests that could be the case.

02/12/2015

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Managing Hypertension Critical To Good Health

Hypertension is the most common chronic condition treated by family physicians – and with good reason.

02/12/2015

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Beware All Medications During Pregnancy

We know that certain drugs taken at certain times can affect the health of the unborn baby, even some considered ‘natural’ or available over the counter.

02/12/2015

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Study Looks At The Health Effects Of Alcohol On The Over 50 Crowd

The information was gained from the Health Survey For England, which looked at 53,000 participants and followed them for six to ten years. What the researchers found?

02/11/2015

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Add Soybeans To Balanced Diet

Soybeans contain all of the essential amino acids necessary for human nutrition and have been grown and harvested for thousands of years.

02/11/2015

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Study Finds Women Impacted Significantly More Than Men By Stress And Its Effect On The Heart

The study looked at over 2,300 women and 1,100 men and found that not only is stress associated with heart attack, but women who suffer a higher rate of stress after heart attack had a more difficult time recovering than men.

02/10/2015

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Understanding Sjogren Syndrome

It definitely has a very strange name – Sjögren Syndrome. But it is a relatively common cause of dry eyes and dry mouth.

02/10/2015

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