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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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Not Dealing With Stress Can Impact Your Health

Over time, chronic stress can affect your health.


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Don’t Hesitate To Ask Doctor Questions When Talking About Cancer

If you are battling cancer in any of its forms, here are some tips on how to talk with your doctor about it.


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Remembering Sept. 11

The memory is not one that fades easy and perhaps it should not fade, but for some the events of September 11 are etched in their minds—as clear today as more than decade ago.


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Research To Suggest Marijuana Helps Battle Seizure Disorders

According to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine it’s about time to take a look at whether marijuana can help in the battle against seizures in the modern world.


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Breakfast Is A Very Important Meal

If you look at successful diets there is usually a common denominator. They stress the importance of regularly scheduled meals—especially a healthy breakfast.


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Coordinating Your Care

Depending on where you live you may be in a specialist driven physician market and you may not have access to a family doctor or someone to coordinate your care.


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Accompanying Senior Citizens To The Doctor

You don’t need a major study to realize that it makes sense to accompany senior citizens to the doctor.


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Self Image Can Have Big Impact On Overall Health

We talk about the importance of having a strong self image, but few are aware that self image can have a big impact on overall health.


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Holiday Weekends May Cause An Increase In Drinking And Driving

A few innocent drinks at a party can turn into a disaster if there is not a designated driver.


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Should You Take Antibiotics To Treat Bronchitis?

Bronchitis is an infection in the tubes that bring air to the lungs. When these tubes become infected, mucus forms inside of them, which can make it hard to breathe.


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Should Women Lift Weights?

We know that weight lifting is a great way to build strength and help with aerobic conditioning.


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Those Who Work More Than 50 Hours A Week Have Increased Risk Of Stroke

It is a frightening study, especially for those who work more hours than the typical forty hour work week.


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What Type Of Breakfast Should You Eat?

Breakfast is a very important meal. It’s certainly something that can get you a good start on the day, but what type of breakfast should you eat?


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Eating Blueberries Can Help Fight Belly Fat And Diabetes

This is probably due to the high level of naturally occurring antioxidants in blueberries. Essentially this can lead to less abdominal fat, lower triglycerides, lower cholesterol, and improved fasting glucose and insulin sensitivity, all good signs for fighting diabetes.


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High Blood Pressure A Major Contributor To Health Problems

Thirty-five million people in the United States have high blood pressure, roughly about one half, are women, and according to the American Heart Association, they have certain characteristics that can be concerning.




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