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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.

From Paper To High-Tech: Remembering Last Ten Years In US Healthcare

Believe it or not it’s been over ten years since the National Academy of Medicine took a serious look at what was mostly a paper based health system.


Palliative Care Growing In Popularity

The specialty of palliative care is growing for a number of reasons.



The Relationship Between Couples And BMI

Many say that as couples grow together, they often become more alike.


Asthma And Antibiotics

When children or adults suffer an asthma attack, there are usually two key factors at play.


Battle Against Alzheimer’s Rages On

The battle against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is ongoing.


Sitting Is The New Smoking

There is no doubt that it is important to exercise throughout the day and to reduce the amount of time that you sit.


Biosimilars: A Better Alternative To Prescription Drugs?

Biosimilars are biological agents that can be used in the place of prescription drugs to treat certain conditions.


Study: Nearly Half Of Patients Who Stop Taking Opioids For Six Months Resume Use Later

A new study provides even more reason why physicians should be very careful about prescribing opioid medications to patients.


Changing Diet Can Help Reverse Heart Disease, Study Finds

We know quite well that eating a proper diet can help prevent heart disease. But what about reversing of heart disease and damage that’s already been done?


Report: Patient Surveys Could Be Fueling Opioid Epidemic

Could a physician with a low rating on surveys be doing a better job than those with high ratings? More and more this may be the case.


Understanding How To Properly Treat Asthma

Physicians and family members of those who suffer from asthma often don’t understand the best way to use asthma medications that are prescribed.


Developing New Medications For Cardiovascular Disease

There is growing evidence that heart attacks and stroke can also be influenced by inflammatory pathways in the body.


Should Cigarettes Be Rated R?

It has been decades since the movie rating system came out.


Sleep Apnea And Cognitive Impairment

According to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology Edition, sleep-disordered breathing is associated with more than a 25% chance of developing cognitive impairment.


When To Have Your Child’s Vision Tested

The United States Preventative Services Task Force often gives recommendations for particular treatments and tests.


It’s Time To Talk About Flu Shots

Believe it or not, it’s not too early to talk about flu season.


The Importance Of Breakfast

It’s common sense that children should eat breakfast before they leave home in the morning.


How Addictive Is Sugar?

There’s all sorts of controversy centered around an article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.


New Report Sheds Light On Allergies

We are always trying to learn why we are allergic to certain substances and not allergic to others.


New Study Shows Increased Risks Of Smoking

We all know that smoking cigarettes is dangerous.


Little Known Barbecue Health Risks

A Labor Day barbecue would be nothing without the smell of the grill.


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The Health Risks Surrounding Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend is certainly a great opportunity for families to get together and barbecue. There are certain health risks that you must remember.


The Impact Of Telemedicine On Patients With Parkinson’s Disease

As telemedicine gets more popular in the United States we are starting to receive more information about its impact both good and bad.


Some Nurses Misinformed About Health Risks New Mothers Face, Survey Finds

There are certain areas of medicine where knowledge can be deficient.


High Calorie Foods May Increase Cancer Risk Regardless Of Obesity Status, Study Finds

According to a study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a diet rich in high calorie foods could be tied to a higher risk of certain cancers among normal weight women after they hit their fifties.  


Decline In Developmental Delays In Premature Babies, Study Finds

Over the years there have been tremendous advances in the treatment of premature infants.


Report: Diet, Exercise Help Diabetics Maintain Normal Lifestyle

Many of these patients were able to come off the chronic medications they were taking to treat their diabetes.


Study Examines Dangers Of Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Physicians have been studying this over the years and realize that prenatal care focusing on balanced diet and proper exercise during pregnancy is one of the best ways we can ensure healthy delivery.



University Looks To Make Transition To Treating Teens Becoming Adults Easier

Over the past decades a growing number of young adults have moved into adulthood surviving some conditions that would have not allowed them to survive past the teens.


Solving The Primary Care Physician Shortage

We have a shortage of primary care physicians in this country.




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