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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The Key To Staying On The Right Medication Regimen

Nearly half of patients 65 years and older have mistakes in their medication regimens after leaving the hospital.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/20/2016

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Swapping A Cup Of Joe For A Well-Rounded Diet Will Give You A Boost Of Energy

A well-rounded diet full of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, will give you lasting energy to power through your day.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/19/2016

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New Study Says Swaddling Infants Can Increase Risk Of SIDS

Could swaddling an infant be bad for its health?

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/18/2016

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The Best Way To Avoid Taking A Boatload Of Medications

It is called poly-pharmacy, a term for people taking a boatload of medications on a daily basis.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/17/2016

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How Artificial Sweeteners Could Negatively Impact Your Newborn

Could drinking soda or other products with artificial sweeteners, while you are pregnant, have an impact on your unborn child?

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/16/2016

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Study Says Stress In Your Relationship Is Just As Bad As Stress In The Workplace

Couples who regularly fight have elevated levels of stress hormones.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/13/2016

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Intensive Care Patients Need Psychological Help As Well As Physical

One specialty that has been largely ignored in these settings may be needed: psychiatrists or at the very least family physicians with psychiatric training.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2016

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How Regular Checkups With An Ophthalmologist Can Prevent Blindness

It is called Wet Acute Macular Degeneration and it is a leading cause of blindness in the United States.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2016

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The Prevailing Problem With Mental Health Care In America

Mental health conditions are prevalent in this country and sadly we have a serious lack of professionals and facilities to deal with it.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/10/2016

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Report Links New Marijuana Laws To Rising Levels Of Bronchitis

In populations where marijuana has been legalized we are beginning to see many of the same concerns we find with cigarettes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2016

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Why You Should Probably Avoid Ultra-Processed Foods

You’ve heard that processed foods are bad for you — but there are other foods that can even be worse. They are called ultra-processed foods.


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Study: Working More Hours Increases Risk For Heart Disease

KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For many of us, the 40-hour workweek is a thing of the past. In fact, a significant percentage […]


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The Dramatic Impact Of Endometriosis On Pregnancy

Endometriosis occurs when the tissue that lines the uterus grows in areas outside the uterus. In addition to the severe pain that can be associated with it, one of your biggest concerns may have to do with your fertility.


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AAP Recommends New Term For Brief, Unexplained Events In Infants With No Underlying Health Problems

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released its first clinical practice guideline for infants less than one year old who have experienced a brief resolved unexplained event.


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Study: Risks Associated With High Blood Pressure Decrease With Age

People with high blood pressure face a higher risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and death, but according to a study in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, that risk decreases as we get older.




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