Dr. Brian McDonough
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.
The concern is that a growing number of kids are taking ADHD drugs to get high or increase alertness.
Several studies say that children build immunity by exposure to viruses and bacteria and we should not be overly concerned with preventing all exposure.
It is a sad truth that most of the things that improve our health cost money. But there is one thing that is absolutely free and it can have a dramatic impact on our health: exercise.
A CDC reports finds that child vaccination was significantly less common in households that reported using alternative therapies for their children.
Zika virus continues to be a major health issue and the more we study Zika, the more we are learning.
When we think of costs in medicine we think of heart disease or cancer, but you might be surprised to learn that the most expensive condition to treat is dementia.
If you want to survive a heart attack you need to recognize the warning signs and get help quickly. According to a 17-year study out of Yale, you should also pick the right hospital.
People who drink too much alcohol have increased odds of developing metabolic syndrome.
It seems like just yesterday that the streets, parks and playgrounds —virtually anywhere people traveled— we full of individuals looking at their handheld smartphones trying to capture various Pokémon.
Most people don’t know that heart disease is the number one killer of women.
It is estimated that one in 200 children are vegetarians. That is about 300,000 children. The rate increases in teen years by about five times.
Foot pain is relatively common and it is one of the most frustrating locations to have pain because it can impact everything you do.
Halloween is a very special time of year for kids — a chance to load up on treats. But the sad truth is that we also have to make certain that we take precautions to insure safety.
In one recent survey, one in four Americans said they’d felt extremely stressed in the past month.
According to the CDC, median coverage neared 95% for vaccines required for kindergarten entry, including increases in coverage for measles, mumps and rubella since last year.
The emergency room can handle just about anything, but for mouth-related issues your dentist is the better option.
A new report in the Journal Neurology finds this verbal advantage can be important later in life. Women’s advantage over men in verbal memory skills may mask early-stage Alzheimer’s Disease.
It is a common mistake that many people make. They don’t check the expiration dates of medications in their medicine cabinets.
The impact of physical and psychological abuse on children can not be overstated. The effects can be lifelong and without counseling and support it can lead to serious issues for the victim. One of the most glaring examples is teen pregnancy.
When it comes to losing weight, scientists writing in the Journal Obesity say that this behavioral approach can have a major role in helping people achieve their goals.
Scientists are pointing to a study in Sweden which has linked psychosocial stressors in midlife to dementia later in life.
There is news from the Journal of Pediatrics which finds that children with untreated primary hypertension turned in lower scores on tests measuring verbal and visual learning, and recall and verbal reasoning.
In the article, the authors find far too many U.S. high school students engage in low levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.
The FDA has been tasked with regulating the products, but researchers reporting in the Journal JAMA Pediatrics warn that not enough may be getting done .
It is a sad truth, but some of the best research in concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE is being done on the brains of NFL players.
The American Academy of Family Physicians concluded their meeting in Orlando.
Over the years there have been numerous studies looking at a potential link between a man having a vasectomy and developing prostate cancer later in life.
For many years it has been a reflex for physicians to provide antibiotics for people suffering from asthma.
Suicide is devastating and has a dramatic impact on an entire family.
According to the article, cigarette smoking has a long-lasting impact on the human genome that can persist for years after smoking cessation.