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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This Is The Time Of Year When Many Become Aware Of Skin Lesions, Including Skin Cancer

This is the time of year when many of us become aware of skin lesions including skin cancer. The major reason is that we notice our skin because we are wearing lighter clothes and clothes that reveal more of us like bathing suits.


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High-Pressure Jobs And Risk For Heart Disease

A healthy lifestyle may protect your heart from the pressure long hours, a demanding environment, and a lack of control all contribute to job strain.


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Creating A Birth Plan

If you are pregnant or thinking about having a baby in the near future you may have heard about birth plans and wonder if you need one. A birth plan can be a helpful tool to make sure your wishes for your baby’s birth are known.


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Hepatitis C Screening

It’s never easy to learn you have a chronic condition, but it’s important to know if there is potential to control that condition or even begin early treatment.


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Wearing Contact Lenses

It is important to get eye exams on a regular basis and perhaps the most important step is hygiene: hand washing and cleaning of the lenses.


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Smoltz, Experts Agree On Dangers Of Playing Just One Sport

Many children now at a very important age and stage of development are overusing particular muscles, whether the sport they play is soccer, baseball, or tennis.


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What Is Angina?

Angina is chest pain or discomfort that occurs when the heart doesn’t get enough blood flow.


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Hot Weather And Exercise

I was asked a very interesting question last week during the heat wave. What do you recommend for exercise in temperatures like this? My suggestion stay indoors and be creative. You can make gains in fitness, strength, and flexibility right in the comfort of your own home.


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Study On Effects Of Social Networking

More than 1.5 billion people belong to Facebook, and about 700 million log on each day. If you’re one of them, you may not “like” recent news about the effects of social networking.


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Dealing With Stress

There is no doubt we face a great deal of stress in our lives and many of my patients say it is getting worse. But there are steps you can take to help. The first it to ask for help.


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Hormonal Changes In Menopause Can Lead To Weight Gain

Some of the biggest contributors to the weight gain are sleep problems which are common in menopause. Falling levels of estrogen can cause you to collect more weight in your belly, and less in the hips and thighs. And one other surprising factor: loss of muscle.


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Continuous Positive Air Pressure Most Common Treatment For Moderate To Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea

One of the most obvious effects of continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) treatment is reduced snoring. But there are many more health benefits that aren’t so easy to see—or hear.



Many Advantages To A Low-Fat, Heart-Healthy Diet

There are many advantages to a low-fat, heart-healthy diet: it is great for the heart and can help fight diabetes and in addition to that it can also ward off kidney disease.


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Don’t Let Underactive Thyroid Go Untreated

Hypothyroidism – or an underactive thyroid gland – is a relatively common problem. First, get checked for it. Then, if you have it, get treated.


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Best Diet For Diabetics

I am often asked what is a good diet for diabetics. My answer is that it is largely the same as a good diet for most of us.