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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Reducing The All-Cause Mortality Rate

There is interesting news from Sweden: the risk for all-cause and cardiovascular mortality have declined among patients with diabetes in that country.


Linking Alcohol Use And Dreary Weather

Do people drink more alcohol when the temperatures are low and the weather is bleak?


Treating Brain Injury With Circadian Rhythm Manipulation

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Journal Reports Rise In Number Of Strokes In Younger People

A disturbing trend in our nation’s health reported in the journal JAMA Neurology.


Another Reason To Be Wary Of Opioids

There is yet another reason to worry about the use of opioids.


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A Look At Over The Counter Medications

It is part of the business of medicine.


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The American Public Health Association periodically looks at the issue of violence between men and women on dates.


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Few will argue an educated person is the best weapon against disease.


How Younger Athletes Can Avoid Lasting Injuries

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Obesity Linked To Greater Odds Of Developing Cancer

The more weight you carry on your body, the greater the odds of developing cancer.


Researchers Link Emotional Centers Of The Brain To Decision Making

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It is a terrible feeling, and we have all felt it: the combination of abdominal pain and diarrhea.


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Physicians Try New Techniques To Test For Allergies

We have excellent techniques for allergy testing.


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There was a time when tuberculosis was a major killer in this country.


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I am a big fan of all of those fitness tracking devices that are on the market.


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There is new research in the journal Arthritis Care that obesity could be linked to arthritis.


Telemedicine Could Be The Answer To Proper Care For Diabetes

As a family physician, one of the most common issues I deal with is my patients’ struggles with diabetes.


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Global warming is a very hot topic.


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Selenium and Vitamin E have been highly touted as supplements that help prevent prostate cancer and dementia.


Music Helps With CPR Training, Study Shows

Music plays a very important role in our lives and a growing role in medical studies.


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