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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Analyzing Medical Studies

Medical studies are like chapters in a book. They all play a role in the overall story. There is no doubt each chapter is important, but rarely is a finding all-encompassing.


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What Are Gout Symptoms?

Gout is associated with high fat and definitely purine-rich foods and uric acid is the culprit that is associated with gout.


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Do You Think Your Children Are Spending Too Much Time On Video Games?

The fact that kids are spending too much time playing video games is well documented and for those of us in health care it is a major concern when we talk about risk factors for obesity.


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Article Addresses Role Of Physicians, Health Care Providers Taking Care Of Refugees

The volume is great and in the article they say major challenges included communication.


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What Is An ICD-10?

It is called ICD-10 and unless you are a physician or a coder, a person who bills for physicians, it should not be your concern.


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Breastfeeding Your Baby

It is a conversation that comes up again and again—whether or not to breastfeed your baby.


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This Time Of Year Can Be A Troubling Time For Allergy Sufferers

For allergy sufferers it can be a troubling time.


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Hidden Sugar In Labels Found — Now Don’t Eat Too Much!

Recent changes to nutrition labels make it easier to find out and new changes could help you keep your sugar intake in check.


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Inpatient Vs. Outpatient Care: What Each Means Today

Depending on how your stay is classified, it could affect how much you pay for care, and what services are available to you later.


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Eating Fruit To Conquer Your Sweet Tooth

If you’re a sweets lover, try to replace a few sugary snacks with more healthful sweet snacks.


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Preventing Elderly Falls

If you are older and want to try to prevent falls, you have to think of certain things.


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Blood Pressure Fluctuation And What It Means

The number you get in the doctor’s office might not be the only important one.


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Study: Exercising With Others The Way To Go

A study found that many people do better when they exercise with friends.


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Back Pain Common, But Not Always Severe

Most people with low back pain don’t have serious problems.


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Research Shows People Think More Expensive Meds Work Better

People tend to think something is better just because it costs more.




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