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.


Key To Keeping Your Child Safe From Dangers That Lurk In Your Bathroom

If you have young children, you need to have medication with child-safe caps and the medicine cabinet should be secured with a latch

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/26/2016

Study Shows Employment Disparities Between Smokers And Nonsmokers

The most important point: smokers were 24% less likely to find jobs over the 12-month period than nonsmokers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/25/2016

Comforting Your Child During Night Terrors

They are called night terrors and, clearly, they can be terrors for the parent as well.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/24/2016

The Key To Improving Your Child’s Cardiovascular Health

Trying to follow these ideal health behaviors early in life can have a tremendous benefit on maintaining ideal health throughout the lifespan.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/23/2016

Best Positions To Put Your Baby To Bed

There have been extensive studies looking at the best positions for the baby to be put to bed and the type of bedding recommended.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/22/2016

The Key To Tracking Your Steps And Calories

According to a recent study, 5,000 steps or more improved sleep quality, and 7,500 reduced the risk of obesity.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/19/2016

Research Links Breaks From Social Media To Increased Happiness

Research shows that the more you log on to social media, the less happy you become.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/18/2016

The Negative Effects Of Red Meat

A new study from the Massachusetts General Hospital says it makes sense to eat more fruits and vegetables and avoid red meat.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/17/2016

How Sleep Monitoring Apps Can Disturb A Good Night’s Rest

New report says that app on your phone could be having a negative impact on your overall sleep.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/16/2016

Why Pre-Pregnancy Health Matters

One of the most important predictors of a healthy pregnancy is being as healthy as possible prior to getting pregnant.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/15/2016

Using F.A.S.T To Spot Signs Of A Stroke

Stroke is not only frightening it is also a particularly frustrating condition because if you’re a stroke survivor, you’re at high risk for having another stroke.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/22/2016

New Device May Be Essential In Treating Patients With Tremor Issues

People with the condition experience tremors that are, at the very least annoying to them, and at the worst impacting day to day activities.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/21/2016

What You Need To Know About Peripheral Heart Disease

We don’t talk about peripheral artery disease very often, but this common condition increases your risk for heart disease, heart attack, stroke, infection and amputation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/20/2016

Study Calls E-Cigarettes A New Major Health Concern

An article in the Journal Pediatrics supports concerns that children who would not otherwise have smoked are using e-cigarettes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/19/2016

Study Highlights Importance Of Exercise In Improving Overall Health

For people with heart disease or lung problems there is definitely a feeling that it’s dangerous or even impossible to exercise.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/18/2016

The Pros And Cons Of Aspirin

So how good is aspirin in the prevention of heart disease.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/15/2016

The Key To Diagnosing And Treating Depression

Depression is known as a strong predictor of poor adherence to many medications.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/14/2016

How Philly’s Soda Tax Combats Rising Rates Of Diabetes

The cost of treating diabetes is rising, and quickly.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/13/2016

The Problem With Western Medicine In Foreign Countries

Scientists in India are saying they have a problem with the United States and other western pharmaceutical companies.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/12/2016

Study Links Staying Active To Improved Memory In Adults

One of the biggest concerns for people as they get older is whether they will develop memory problems or not.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/11/2016

New Reports Says Swaddling Your Infant Can Increase Risk Of SIDS

At first glance, a report in the Journal Pediatrics is disturbing: swaddling your baby could be associated with an increased risk for SIDS.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/08/2016

The Benefits Of Having A Fitness Tracking Device

Exercise tracking devices make it easy to log daily physical activity and behavior and see your performance over a period of time.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/07/2016

Study Links Standing Classroom Desks To Weight Loss In Children

Several major studies have found that students spend more than half the school day sitting.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/06/2016

Reports Says Gov’t Programs Can Help Families Eat Healthier

Researchers say a food program could actually be a tool to help people become healthier.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/05/2016

Grilling Done Right: How To Avoid Contamination This Fourth Of July

This fourth of July when you fire up the grill, you could potentially be putting yourself at risk.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/04/2016

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Pace Yourself; The Key To Avoiding Weekend Warrior Syndrome

Use the Fourth of July weekend to get a start on a summer of exercise—not as a time to get injured and put an end to it.

07/02/2016

The Truth About Antibiotics Resistance & Its Origins

In fact, just a few weeks ago there was news of a super bacteria that is resistant to the most effective antibiotics we have.

06/30/2016

The Fight Against MRSA: How To Stop It From Spreading

Methicillin resistant staph aureus or MRSA is not new. In fact it is now relatively commonplace.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/29/2016

Gov. Turns To Nurses To Offset Decline In Primary Care Physicians

Government plans to rely more and more on advanced practice nurses and physician assistants.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/28/2016

Mosquitoes Zika Virus

Zika Concerns Grow As The Virus Continues To Spread

There is a clear expectation that local transmission of Zika could happen here in the U.S. this summer.

06/27/2016

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