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.


Obesity A Globally Growing Concern

We think of obesity as a problem isolated to our affluent culture here in the United States.

06/21/2017

Increased Risk Of Hypertension Linked To Sleep Apnea

One of the biggest advances in health care over the past 15 years is the realization that obstructive sleep apnea can increase the risk of hypertension.

06/20/2017

Incidents Of Liver Cancer On The Rise

Certainly liver cancer does not get the attention that breast, lung, and prostate cancer receive.

06/19/2017

Using Fiber To Fight Degenerative Joint Disease

Degenerative Joint Disease, or DJD, is a major source of knee pain and it comes from years of wear and tear.

06/16/2017

The Importance Of Continued Mental Health Care

The healthcare system in the United States is stressed, but the area that faces the most financial pressure may very well be the area of mental health.

06/15/2017

A New Ally In Bacterial Resistance

Bacterial resistance is a major problem in the United States.

06/14/2017

New Study Looks At Weight Gain In Pregnancies

It is a well known fact that during pregnancy, too much weight gain, or too little weight gain, are often associated with medical issues in the baby once the child is born.

06/13/2017

The Link Between Cirrhosis And Strokes

We know that alcohol abuse can have a major impact on a person’s health, and the organ that can get impacted the most is the liver.

06/12/2017

More Dementia Patients Being Treated At Home

There is no doubt that the incidence of dementia is on the rise in this country.

06/09/2017

Being Heavier Could Be Costing You More In Medical Care

We are a nation fighting an obesity epidemic with numbers skyrocketing.

06/08/2017

Slowing Down This Summer Could Be Better For Your Health

For many of us this time of the year means graduation, wedding, and your kids are involved in all kinds of sports that require parents involvement.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/07/2017

Palliative Care Could Be Less Aggressive Option

Family doctors and emergency department physicians are being asked to deal with major medical issues associated with care.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/06/2017

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Handling Meniscus Tears At Different Ages

Tears to the meniscus of the knee can be career-threatening for young athletes.

06/05/2017

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Avoiding Sepsis In Hospitals

Sepsis is a major cause of death in patients.

06/02/2017

New Ways To Help Quit Smoking

I have spent my career trying to help people quit smoking cigarettes.

06/01/2017

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Older Adults Report Difficulty With Walking

The numbers are somewhat startling: one in four older adults report having difficulty walking.

05/31/2017

Studying The Link Between Pulmonary And Heart Disease

It isn’t something that you would think about, but there is a link between pulmonary disease and heart disease.

05/30/2017

Protecting Your Skin Against The Sun This Summer

Already, thanks to a mild spring, we’re getting out in the sun, but with that exposure we must remember sun-protective factors.

05/29/2017

Living With A Chronic Condition

When people are diagnosed with a chronic condition like high blood pressure or diabetes, they may initially feel defeated or as if they are somehow flawed.

05/26/2017

Explaining Functional Ovarian Cysts

It is a strange and scary medical term- a functional ovarian cyst?

05/25/2017

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Getting Exercise In The Summer

When most of us think about the summer time we think of fresh air and an opportunity to get out there and exercise.

05/24/2017

Improving Trust Between Patient And Physician

A hallmark of the patient-physician relationship is trust.

05/23/2017

New Study Supports Theory Epigenetic Changes Can Impact Fertility

A new study performed in rodents supports the theory.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/22/2017

Drinking Then Driving Remains Concern As Summer Approaches

As we prepare for the summer I have a bit of common sense health advice.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2017

Psychological Impact Of Bullying Can Be Life Long Issue

Studies have shown that the psychological impact of bullying can be a lifelong issue for not just the victims, but the bullies themselves.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2017

Study: How Pharmaceutical Reps Impact Doctor’s Prescribing Patterns

According to the report, when company sales people weren’t allowed free access to physicians’ offices, doctors prescribed more generics and fewer brand-name drugs.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/10/2017

Data Collection Makes Giving Proper Healthcare Easier

Guidelines in health care are becoming more and more commonplace as we use computers more often, and are able to collect data.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2017

Telemedicine Helps People In Rural Area Receive Mental Health Services

One of the biggest advantages of telemedicine is the ability to deliver mental health services in under-served, rural areas of the United States.

05/08/2017

Medical Researchers Still Puzzled On Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Disease remains one of the most puzzling conditions that modern medicine is facing.

05/05/2017

Risk Of Migraines Could Be Linked To Weight

Sometimes, it is good not to be at the extremes. In other words, just be average.

05/04/2017

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