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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.


A University medical student prepares paperwork before adminstering a Tdap vaccination for Pertussis. 
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How Whooping Cough Spreads, And What To Do If You Have To Deal With It

Also known as Whooping Cough, Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory condition.

03/17/2015

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Study: Even A Half Hour Of Exercise, 4 Times A Week Improves Heart Health

Those with better cardio-respiratory performance had a 50% reduction in risk of dying over those who had poor cardiac performance.

03/17/2015

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Study Finds Vitamins Help Prevent Vision Loss

Vitamin B and folic acid help prevent age-related vision loss.

03/17/2015

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Girls Still Getting Less Exercise Than Boys

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The latest information has some good news but also some not so good news. Girls are playing more sports in record numbers, but they still lag […]

03/16/2015

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Women Of Reproductive Age Prescribed Opioids At Alarming Rate

A new study finds nearly 4 or 10 women of reproductive age and 30% of women with private insurance filled an opioid prescription between 2008-2012.

03/13/2015

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Screening For Cancer Is Critical

When should cancer screening – like mammograms and colonoscopies – be done? Here are some guidelines.

03/12/2015

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Coffee May Reduce Risk Of Skin Cancer

A new study finds that drinking caffeinated coffee is associated with a lower risk of malignant melanoma.

03/11/2015

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Pizza Party Pooper

I wouldn’t be doing my job if I did not discuss an article in the journal Pediatrics which said that pizza days could be harmful to your health.

03/10/2015

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Defining And Understanding Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is an indicator of high risk for diabetes and heart disease, so it’s important you know the 5 warning signs.

03/09/2015

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Tasty Medication Poses Risk For Children

If medications taste good, they could be a temptation to kids.

03/06/2015

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Mouth Bacteria Indicator Of Heart Disease

Could the bacteria in your mouth be associated with heart risk?

03/05/2015

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FDA Warns About Overuse Of Testosterone Supplements

The market right now is about a $2 billion market with nearly 3% of men over 40 taking it for low energy and low libido.

03/04/2015

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Eating Disorders Not Necessarily About Weight

In most cases, eating disorders go unnoticed for prolonged periods of time.

03/04/2015

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Study: Drinking Coffee Can Reduce Risk Of Heart Attack

The report found those who drank coffee had a lower risk of having calcium deposits in their coronoary arteries, which is one of the best predictors of heart disease.

03/03/2015

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Low Muscle Density Increases Risk Of Hospitalization For Seniors

Do you want to stay out of the hospital? Maybe you should exercise more often.

03/03/2015

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