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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Child Vaccinations Up, CDC Says

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.

10/20/2016

Dentist Over Emergency Room For Mouth-Related Issues

The emergency room can handle just about anything, but for mouth-related issues your dentist is the better option.

10/19/2016

Women’s Stronger Verbal Skills May Mask Early Signs Of Alzheimer’s Disease

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.

10/18/2016

Don’t Forget To Check Expiration Dates Of Medications

It is a common mistake that many people make. They don’t check the expiration dates of medications in their medicine cabinets.

10/17/2016

Study Finds Link Between Child Abuse And Teen Pregnancy

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.

10/13/2016

The Biobehavioral Study Of Eating And Weight

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.

10/12/2016

What Impact Does Stress On Your Memory?

Scientists are pointing to a study in Sweden which has linked psychosocial stressors in midlife to dementia later in life.

10/11/2016

Childhood Hypertension Associated With Cognitive Issues, Researchers Find

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.

10/10/2016

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Teens Not Getting Enough Exercise, Researchers Say

In the article, the authors find far too many U.S. high school students engage in low levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.

10/05/2016

Report: FDA Not Doing Enough Regulate E-Cigarettes

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 .

10/04/2016

New Tool Could Help Diagnose Concussion-Linked Brain Disease

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.

10/03/2016

The Changing Trend In Physician-Patient Relationships

The American Academy of Family Physicians concluded their meeting in Orlando.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/30/2016

Study Looks At Relationship Between Vasectomies And Prostate Cancer

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/29/2016

Are Antibiotics Beneficial For Asthma Patients?

For many years it has been a reflex for physicians to provide antibiotics for people suffering from asthma.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/28/2016

Study Examines Reasons Why Adolescents Commit Suicide

Suicide is devastating and has a dramatic impact on an entire family.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/27/2016

Study Says Smoking Has Lasting Impact On DNA And Future Generations

According to the article, cigarette smoking has a long-lasting impact on the human genome that can persist for years after smoking cessation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/26/2016

Safe Labor Day Weekend Grilling

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.

09/02/2016

Handlebar Palsy For Bikers

The problem is particularly serious in mountain bikers.

09/01/2016

Smoking Habits And Proximity To Stores That Sell Tobacco

Living in close proximity to retail establishments that sell tobacco products appears to make it harder for smokers to kick the habit.

08/31/2016

Dreams Don’t Just Impact You In Your Sleep

Many people believe that hidden truths present themselves in dreams.

08/30/2016

Heart Disease Risk Lower As Parents Get Older

Good news for you if you have healthy parents — at least when it comes to heart disease.

08/29/2016

Key To Keeping Your Child Safe From Dangers That Lurk In Your Bathroom

If you have young children, you need to have medication with child-safe caps and the medicine cabinet should be secured with a latch

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/26/2016

Study Shows Employment Disparities Between Smokers And Nonsmokers

The most important point: smokers were 24% less likely to find jobs over the 12-month period than nonsmokers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/25/2016

Comforting Your Child During Night Terrors

They are called night terrors and, clearly, they can be terrors for the parent as well.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/24/2016

The Key To Improving Your Child’s Cardiovascular Health

Trying to follow these ideal health behaviors early in life can have a tremendous benefit on maintaining ideal health throughout the lifespan.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/23/2016

Best Positions To Put Your Baby To Bed

There have been extensive studies looking at the best positions for the baby to be put to bed and the type of bedding recommended.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/22/2016

The Key To Tracking Your Steps And Calories

According to a recent study, 5,000 steps or more improved sleep quality, and 7,500 reduced the risk of obesity.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/19/2016

Research Links Breaks From Social Media To Increased Happiness

Research shows that the more you log on to social media, the less happy you become.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/18/2016

The Negative Effects Of Red Meat

A new study from the Massachusetts General Hospital says it makes sense to eat more fruits and vegetables and avoid red meat.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/17/2016

How Sleep Monitoring Apps Can Disturb A Good Night’s Rest

New report says that app on your phone could be having a negative impact on your overall sleep.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/16/2016

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