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.

Study Finds Gaining Even Small Amounts Of Weight Raises Health Risks

We are also beginning to learn that many other health conditions could be made worse by obesity.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/24/2017

Travelers Beware: Bedbugs Become Major Concern This Time Of Year

Bedbugs have become a major problem in the past decade.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/20/2017


What You Should Do After Being Hospitalized When It Comes To Medication

I find that the most important job I have is often to make certain that patients take correct medications when they leave the hospital.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/19/2017

That Leg Pain From Exercising Could Be Connected To Your Blood Supply

Do you find that when you walk a few blocks you need to sit down and rest not because you are short of breath but because your legs hurt?

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/18/2017

Moderation Is Still Key When Your Health, Alcohol Are Involved

For instance we know that alcohol use, especially heavy use, can increase the risk of colorectal and oral cancers, ulcers, osteoporosis and high blood pressure.


Make Sure It’s Safe To Go Back In The Water

We gravitate to the ocean, lakes, and swimming pools whenever we can—especially in the middle of the hot summer.


The Benefits Of Apples

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.


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CAT Scans: Less Is More

CAT scans have revolutionized medical care.



Living With Rosacea

You may not know what rosacea is, but you will recognize the symptoms.


Headaches: Sinus Vs. Migraine

There are many causes for headaches, but there is no doubt that sinus headaches are one of the most common causes.


Something’s Fishy With This Arthritis Treatment

Could your diet have an impact on rheumatoid arthritis?


Who Doctors The Doctors?

Most of us, as physicians, try to be superhuman.


Learning About Health From Other Cultures

We can learn about health by watching populations around the world.


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Keep Healthy Choices On The Table This July 4th

Just about all of us love the Fourth of July picnic.


Staying Safe With Fireworks

Over the years, warnings about fireworks and firework injuries have been the subject of Independence Day reports, and for good reason.


Study Finds Napping Is Lowering Risk Of Fatal Heart Problems

That mid-afternoon nap could be good for your health.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/30/2017

System Helps You Find Answers When Diagnosed With Serious Illnesses

A patient can call the navigator and ask for help, guidance about leading medical centers, new treatments, even insurance and social issues.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/29/2017

Getting Older Is Affecting Your Muscle Mass, How You Can Address It

Whether we want to admit it or not, as we get older we begin to lose muscle mass.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/28/2017

Researchers Find Doodling Could Be Beneficial For Your Brain

According to the researchers, there was increased blood flow to a part of the brain called the prefrontal cortex during doodling.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/26/2017

Dealing With The Effects Of Psychological Abuse

We know that the impact of physical spousal abuse or physical bullying in children can be great.


Benefits Of Living Less Stressfully

When you visit the doctor, the time you spend is probably focused on ways to lose weight, quit smoking, or adjust medications.


Obesity A Globally Growing Concern

We think of obesity as a problem isolated to our affluent culture here in the United States.


Increased Risk Of Hypertension Linked To Sleep Apnea

One of the biggest advances in health care over the past 15 years is the realization that obstructive sleep apnea can increase the risk of hypertension.


Incidents Of Liver Cancer On The Rise

Certainly liver cancer does not get the attention that breast, lung, and prostate cancer receive.


Using Fiber To Fight Degenerative Joint Disease

Degenerative Joint Disease, or DJD, is a major source of knee pain and it comes from years of wear and tear.


The Importance Of Continued Mental Health Care

The healthcare system in the United States is stressed, but the area that faces the most financial pressure may very well be the area of mental health.


A New Ally In Bacterial Resistance

Bacterial resistance is a major problem in the United States.


New Study Looks At Weight Gain In Pregnancies

It is a well known fact that during pregnancy, too much weight gain, or too little weight gain, are often associated with medical issues in the baby once the child is born.


The Link Between Cirrhosis And Strokes

We know that alcohol abuse can have a major impact on a person’s health, and the organ that can get impacted the most is the liver.


More Dementia Patients Being Treated At Home

There is no doubt that the incidence of dementia is on the rise in this country.




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