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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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Men’s Bladder Problems Are Common, Treatable

Bladder problems are common in men. Most involve urination, such as having trouble urinating or going too often. But most of these problems can be solved.

02/25/2014

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Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are treatable. However, many people never seek treatment. They may not realize the severity of their symptoms.

02/24/2014

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HPV Vaccine Effective In Some Ways After Only 2 Doses

It is too early to change recommendations but a Swedish study has found that it might take only 2 doses of the HPV vaccine – not 3 – to offer protection against genital warts.

02/21/2014

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Kids Drinking More Coffee And Energy Drinks

Caffeine has been a choice to boost energy for centuries but the caffeinated beverage of choice for the young seems to be changing.

02/20/2014

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Researchers Map Ancestry And Population Migration Through DNA

Move over all of you ancestry-related web sites. Tracking down family history may have just moved beyond old photos, documents and ship registries.

02/19/2014

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Cold Weather Increases Stroke Fatalities

Researchers have found that the colder the weather the higher the stroke hospitalization rates, and deaths due to stroke.

02/18/2014

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New Study Finds Loneliness Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

A new research study from the University of Chicago shows that loneliness poses a significant health risk for older adults.

02/17/2014

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Premature Infants Benefit From Adult Talk

You may feel foolish talking to your unborn baby and tiny infant but, according to an article in the journal Pediatrics, it may pay off!

02/17/2014

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Communication May Ease Some Challenges Of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a devastating diagnosis, both physically and mentally, but once a woman gets past the initial shock, it can be very easy to overcome it if you get help.

02/14/2014

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Gay And Bisexual Boys Abusing Anabolic Steroids

In addition to pro athletes, there are other high-risk groups abusing anabolic steroids. The latest information has to do with gay and bisexual boys.

02/13/2014

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Doctors Asked To Encourage Adult Vaccinations

Despite CDC guidelines, vaccination numbers are falling short of national goals. Now, they are turning to doctors for help.

02/12/2014

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High Blood Pressure In Teens May Indicate Trouble Down The Road

New research finds that elevated blood pressure in the late teens helps predict the chances of heart disease later on.

02/11/2014

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Studies Show Music Holds The Key To Lost Memories

It may feel like it was just yesterday when you first heard that Beatles song, but believe it or not, it came out more than four decades ago.

02/10/2014

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Yogurt May Help Diabetes

A new study might not predict one hundred years of life for yogurt enthusiasts but they found that yogurt nearly every day may help fight diabetes.

02/10/2014

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Hope For Those Who Suffer From Peanut Allergies

Several research studies have shown that, in some cases, peanut allergies may be treated by exposure to very small quantities of peanut.

02/07/2014

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