Dr. Brian McDonough
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.
According to the CDC, median coverage neared 95% for vaccines required for kindergarten entry, including increases in coverage for measles, mumps and rubella since last year.
The emergency room can handle just about anything, but for mouth-related issues your dentist is the better option.
A new report in the Journal Neurology finds this verbal advantage can be important later in life. Women’s advantage over men in verbal memory skills may mask early-stage Alzheimer’s Disease.
It is a common mistake that many people make. They don’t check the expiration dates of medications in their medicine cabinets.
The impact of physical and psychological abuse on children can not be overstated. The effects can be lifelong and without counseling and support it can lead to serious issues for the victim. One of the most glaring examples is teen pregnancy.
When it comes to losing weight, scientists writing in the Journal Obesity say that this behavioral approach can have a major role in helping people achieve their goals.
Scientists are pointing to a study in Sweden which has linked psychosocial stressors in midlife to dementia later in life.
There is news from the Journal of Pediatrics which finds that children with untreated primary hypertension turned in lower scores on tests measuring verbal and visual learning, and recall and verbal reasoning.
In the article, the authors find far too many U.S. high school students engage in low levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.
The FDA has been tasked with regulating the products, but researchers reporting in the Journal JAMA Pediatrics warn that not enough may be getting done .
It is a sad truth, but some of the best research in concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE is being done on the brains of NFL players.
The American Academy of Family Physicians concluded their meeting in Orlando.
Over the years there have been numerous studies looking at a potential link between a man having a vasectomy and developing prostate cancer later in life.
For many years it has been a reflex for physicians to provide antibiotics for people suffering from asthma.
Suicide is devastating and has a dramatic impact on an entire family.
According to the article, cigarette smoking has a long-lasting impact on the human genome that can persist for years after smoking cessation.
It is one of the best parts of summer, but there is one thing you should keep in mind as you fire up the grill.
The problem is particularly serious in mountain bikers.
Living in close proximity to retail establishments that sell tobacco products appears to make it harder for smokers to kick the habit.
Many people believe that hidden truths present themselves in dreams.
Good news for you if you have healthy parents — at least when it comes to heart disease.
If you have young children, you need to have medication with child-safe caps and the medicine cabinet should be secured with a latch
The most important point: smokers were 24% less likely to find jobs over the 12-month period than nonsmokers.
They are called night terrors and, clearly, they can be terrors for the parent as well.
Trying to follow these ideal health behaviors early in life can have a tremendous benefit on maintaining ideal health throughout the lifespan.
There have been extensive studies looking at the best positions for the baby to be put to bed and the type of bedding recommended.
According to a recent study, 5,000 steps or more improved sleep quality, and 7,500 reduced the risk of obesity.
Research shows that the more you log on to social media, the less happy you become.
A new study from the Massachusetts General Hospital says it makes sense to eat more fruits and vegetables and avoid red meat.
New report says that app on your phone could be having a negative impact on your overall sleep.