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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Women’s Metabolism Of Drugs Changes Over Time

Women go through many changes as they get older but there is one area which can be affected that few people think of – the metabolism of drugs.

03/30/2015

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Let Your Kids Play

With parents more involved in guiding their kids, there’s a temptation for parents to get over-involved in their children’s sports and provide pressure.

03/27/2015

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Poor Self Image May Lead To Poorer Self

What we think about ourselves can have a big impact on our overall health. But there is help.

03/26/2015

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Researchers: New Information In The Battle Against ALS

According to the researchers, TBK 1 encodes for a protein involved in inflammation and the clearing of debris in cells.

03/25/2015

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Drug And Alcohol Abuse Widespread

Twenty-two million Americans have a substance abuse problem and there is no doubt that alcohol can be a drug of choice.

03/25/2015

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Study Suggests Chocolate Can Be Made Sweeter, And Better For You

A study from the University of Ghana is getting quite a great deal of attention from a meeting in Denver for the American Chemical Society.

03/24/2015

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Make High Blood Pressure A High Priority

Blood pressure is not adequately controlled in approximately 75% of adult patients with hypertension.

03/24/2015

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Diet May Impact Risk For Alzheimer’s

Can diet have an impact on whether we develop Alzheimer’s or other forms of demetia? The answer is a resounding yes.

03/23/2015

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Increased Waistline Means Increased Risk

Some experts are suggesting that increased waist circumference should be added to heart risk assessment tools, like cigarette smoking and high cholesterol.

03/20/2015

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Infection During Pregnancy May Raise Risk Of Premature Birth

A new study finds one in seven women in pre-term labor was suffering from an infection at the time.

03/19/2015

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More Pressure During The Fragile Teen Years

Some say that this generation of teens is having a greater struggle than previous generations because of increased exposure to adult issues.

03/18/2015

A University medical student prepares paperwork before adminstering a Tdap vaccination for Pertussis. 
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How Whooping Cough Spreads, And What To Do If You Have To Deal With It

Also known as Whooping Cough, Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory condition.

03/17/2015

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Study: Even A Half Hour Of Exercise, 4 Times A Week Improves Heart Health

Those with better cardio-respiratory performance had a 50% reduction in risk of dying over those who had poor cardiac performance.

03/17/2015

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Study Finds Vitamins Help Prevent Vision Loss

Vitamin B and folic acid help prevent age-related vision loss.

03/17/2015

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Girls Still Getting Less Exercise Than Boys

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The latest information has some good news but also some not so good news. Girls are playing more sports in record numbers, but they still lag […]

03/16/2015

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