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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.


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Study Highlights Danger In Using Pain Management To Judge Doctors

Many surveys evaluate doctors and hospitals by how patients respond to questions about their pain management.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/22/2016

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App Helps Children Keep Calm Before Surgery

When children go to the hospital—especially for surgery—anxiety can be great. Well, there may be an app for that!

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/21/2016

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Food For Thought For Parents Considering Contact Sports

Several studies support initial reports that too many concussions can have long-term effects on student’s grade-point averages.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/20/2016

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FDA Urges Older Adults To Avoid Taking Aspirin Due To Bleeding Risk

Older adults and those with bleeding risk factors should choose antacids that don’t contain aspirin.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/17/2016

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Report Shows Effects Of Placing Graphic Images On Cigarette Cartons

Despite warnings on boxes and cartons of cigarettes there are still many people –especially young people, who have turned to cigarettes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/16/2016

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New Study Links Baby’s Bottle Size To Weight Gain

Can the size of a baby’s bottle have an impact on their weight gain in the first few months of life?

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/15/2016

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Study Looks At Racial Disparities In Breast Cancer Testing

Black women are significantly less likely than whites or Hispanics to get tested for the BRCA mutations.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/14/2016

Diet Myths

When It Comes To Losing Weight Quality Is Just As Important As Calories

A new study from the journal The Lancet has a very interesting take on diet.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/13/2016

Grandparents

Study Showcases The Importance Of Grandparents In The Lives Of Their Grandkids

One of the biggest problems that people face as they get older is a feeling of worthlessness.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/10/2016

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How To Protect Your Children From Recreational Water Illness

Recreational water illness is not just another medical term conjured up by physicians, although it may seem like one!

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/09/2016

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Why Millions Of Americans Are Not Being Treated For Substance Abuse

2 million Americans over the age of 12 have a substance abuse problem, but only about 2.3 million receive treatment for the issue.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/08/2016

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The Damaging Relationship Between Coffee And Exercise

A cup of coffee can help give you a burst of energy, but scientists will tell you the best way to increase energy is regular sleep.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/07/2016

English chocolatier Cadbury recalled over 1 million chocolate bars after detecting a rare strain of salmonella.

Does Chocolate Ease Or Contribute To Depression

Eating more chocolate is associated with higher depression scores.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/06/2016

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A Word Of Advice To Endurance Athletes

Are you an endurance athlete, or in the path to running that first marathon, or participating in as a triathlete? Or are you a person who runs that daily 5K?

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/03/2016

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How Fitness Tracking Devices Can Help You Form New Healthy Habits

It is becoming a major trend—people wearing fitness devices to measure the number of steps they take.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/02/2016

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