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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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Prenatal Care

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Depression Treatment And Care

Depression affects one out of eight people at some point in their lives.


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Health Benefits Of Family Meals

The most important reason may be the fact it allows them a chance to communicate.


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Study: More Men Getting Plastic Surgery

What may surprise you is that a study has shown there almost a 20 percent increase in a group that hasn’t always gone under the knife — men.


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Heel Pain

Do you wake up, jump out of bed and then have excruciating pain in your heel?


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New Study On Adolescents And Alcohol Use

If you notice one of the key factors was parental supervision. This is the most important aspect and cannot be underestimated.


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Thanksgiving And The Risk Of Alcohol Related Accidents

There are few things as satisfying as getting together with loved ones and having a great meal. But there are health concerns.


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Bariatric Surgery

Someone who is going to have bariatric surgery needs counseling and support before it is undertaken.


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The Importance Of Exercise

What do the major medical organizations think about the best way to exercise?


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What Is Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is a medical condition that has become part of the medical toolbox over the past few years.


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Foods Rich In Omega-3 Fatty Acids Might Fight Dry Eye Syndrome

Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like tuna, might fight dry eye syndrome, a problem which affects more than eight million people in this country.


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Caffeine And Exercise

It is a daily ritual for many people. Wake up early. Grab a cup of coffee. And run on the treadmill, or get some sort of workout. But there may be a downside.


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Early Life Experiences Could Have Long-term Effects

Neuroscience reports have shown that emotional stress caused by parental loss, abuse, or neglect during infancy could result in memory loss and cognitive decline 40-50 years later.


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Waking Up While Undergoing Surgery

It is a very strange phenomenon but did you know that in very rare cases a patient—perhaps one out of every thousand actually wake up while undergoing surgery? What’s more disturbing is that these people can feel excruciating pain without being able to move or cry out.


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Physical Activity Provides A Host Of Benefits For Children

Physical activity provides a host of benefits for kids—from controlling weight and building strong bones to warding off disease.




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