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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Avoid Stroke By Practicing 5 Healthy Behaviors

Harvard researchers have found that middle-aged people who practice five healthy behaviors lower their stroke risk by about 80%.

06/25/2015

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Exercise Reduces Symptoms Of Depression

A growing body of evidence suggests an increase in physical activity can help reduce symptoms such as depression and anxiety in both adolescents and adults.

06/24/2015

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Apples During Pregnancy Reduce Asthma Risk For Children

When moms-to-be ate apples during pregnancy, their children had lower rates of asthma.

06/23/2015

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Kids Need To Play

Encourage your kids to go outside and play. Free play is as important and maybe even more important than team activities.

06/22/2015

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Trauma Often Causes Acute Stress Disorder

Acute stress disorder often occurs in patients after witnessing, hearing about or being directly exposed to a traumatic event.

06/19/2015

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Promising Research For Facial Blindness

Facial blindness has always been a mystery but Stanford researchers have isolated the problem to a specific part of the brain.

06/18/2015

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Breastfeeding Is Not The Only Answer

Certainly there are key advantages to breastfeeding but formula is also an excellent option.

06/17/2015

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Preventing Migraines Is An Option

If you are suffering from headaches and simply just reacting to them, try to take control. Talk to your doctor. There is help.

06/16/2015

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Hospital Discharge Often Includes Confusing Change In Medications

If you are hospitalized and given new medications ask about them and understand them. Mistakes and misunderstandings are not uncommon.

06/15/2015

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Improving Communication Could Reduce Health Care Mistakes

There is no doubt communication is crucial in health care where the stakes can be tremendously high.

06/12/2015

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Spouses And Partners Feel Impact Of Cancer

Spouses and partners of cancer survivors experience emotional stress very similar to that seen in the patients themselves.

06/11/2015

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Mediterranean Diet Has Smorgasbord Of Benefits

The Mediterranean Diet is modeled after those who live on the Mediterranean who are known for living long, healthy lives.

06/10/2015

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Deadly Risks Of Sun Tanning

Basically, if you’re going to enjoy the sun, you need to be careful. Tens of thousands of people die each year from too much sun.

06/09/2015

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Robotic Surgery Has Become Commonplace

Robotic surgery, once considered experimental and exciting, is becoming commonplace at many local hospitals.

06/08/2015

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Link Between Sleep Apnea And Diabetes

Studies have shown links between sleep apnea and a wide variety of conditions, including diabetes.

06/05/2015

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