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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Scientists Isolate Protein Linked With Impaired Memory, Learning

Scientists also believe there may be a way to attack this protein and it could be targeted to prevent age related memory loss.

07/07/2015

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Exercise Has Cholesterol Benefit

Many people believe that creeping cholesterol levels typically go hand-in-hand with aging. But it doesn’thave to be that way, especially if you exercise.

07/07/2015

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Healthy Food Choices Made Simple

Most of our food choices are made on impulse. To make healthy foods more convenient, place them where you can see them.

07/06/2015

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Safety First For Fourth Of July

I give this advice every summer but we still have problems with fireworks. Children and adults suffer serious injuries.

07/03/2015

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Talk To Your Teen About Depression

Teens and depression – it is a relatively common phenomenon but it is an issue which few talk about – and the silence can be deadly.

07/02/2015

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Treating Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is not just a problem for tennis players – although it certainly occurs in tennis players. Officially, the medical name is lateral epicondylitis.

07/01/2015

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How Men And Women Perceive Pain Differently

A report in the journal Nature Neuroscience took a look at microglia, and analyzed the impact of specific pain treatments, whether they were done on men or on women.

06/30/2015

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Can Eating Too Much Citrus Increase Your Risk For Skin Cancer?

According to a study of more than 100,000 U.S. adults followed for about 25 years, those who regularly consumed orange juice or whole grapefruit had a higher risk of developing melanoma.

06/30/2015

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Fitness Includes Flexibility

There are few things more important than regular stretching.

06/30/2015

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Seek Support For Cancer

There’s nothing that makes patients feel better than realizing they’re not alone through an illness, especially a life-threatening illness.

06/29/2015

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Basal Cell Skin Cancer On The Rise

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. Those who are at risk should get regular skin checks.

06/26/2015

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Avoid Stroke By Practicing 5 Healthy Behaviors

Harvard researchers have found that middle-aged people who practice five healthy behaviors lower their stroke risk by about 80%.

06/25/2015

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Exercise Reduces Symptoms Of Depression

A growing body of evidence suggests an increase in physical activity can help reduce symptoms such as depression and anxiety in both adolescents and adults.

06/24/2015

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Apples During Pregnancy Reduce Asthma Risk For Children

When moms-to-be ate apples during pregnancy, their children had lower rates of asthma.

06/23/2015

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Kids Need To Play

Encourage your kids to go outside and play. Free play is as important and maybe even more important than team activities.

06/22/2015

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