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.

Report: Cold Turkey May Be Best Way To Stop Smoking

The researchers compared two groups of smokers: those who set a date and those who did not set a date and tried to stop gradually.


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Study: Diffusion-Weighted MRIs May Have A New Use

These MRIs are often used in abdominal and pelvic diseases. But according to a new European study they may have a new use: predicting preterm labor in certain pregnant women.


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Growing Number Of Measles Cases

In the mid-nineties, measles was so rare that most physicians under 40 at the time had never seen it.


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The Importance Of Taking Care Of Your Health

In order to provide great care you also need to be healthy yourself.

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What You Eat Helps Determines How Healthy You’ll Be

Quick! Do you know the five food groups? They are fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy. We choose our foods from all of these groups, but which are the healthiest?

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Identifying Depression

It is estimated that one out of eight people suffer from depression.

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Losing Weight

There are many theories about the best ways to lose weight.

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Should The Advertising Of Prescription Medications Be Limited?

There is a major battle going on in congress and the senate.


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‘July Effect’

KYW Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Being involved in the training of young doctors, there is a predictable cycle of their growth and development. […]


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Will Challenging Yourself Intellectually Help Offset Dementia?

It is a debate that goes back and forth and it seems each and every study has a different conclusion.


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Sugar Intake

KYW Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It is somewhat amazing the amount of sugar many of us take into our diet. We consume vast […]


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What Is Dispositional Mindfulness?

Dispositional mindfulness is defined as a trait that allows one to be aware of the present moment even during ordinary tasks.


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Heart Health And Athletes

There is no doubt that sudden cardiac death is one of the greatest concerns we have in treating athletes.


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Report Links Frequent Migraines And Parkinson’s Disease

Over 40,000 people, above the age of forty, were part of the study.

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How To Get Your Teen To The Doctor

I can tell you without any reservations that some of the hardest patients to get into the office are teenagers.




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