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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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Computerized Medical Records Subject To Cyber Attacks

Many hospitals will need to turn to what is called cyberdefense in an effort to defend patient confidentiality.

08/08/2014

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Common Drugs Cause Weight Gain

The most common medications that contribute to weight gain are two commonly prescribed drug classes – corticosteroids and antidepressants.

08/07/2014

Fruit Salad

Fruits And Vegetables Extend Life Expectancy

Here is a great argument for eating plenty of fruits and vegetables.

08/06/2014

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A Look At The Experimental Ebola Serum And How It Works

There have been a number of questions about the experimental drug, known as ZMapp, being used against the Ebola virus.

08/05/2014

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A Little Running Can Make A Big Difference

Most of us were told that you had to run long distances to get that health edge. Not true.

08/05/2014

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First Impressions Register In Milliseconds

A new study suggests physical features can contribute to the social judgments people make in as little as 100 milliseconds.

08/04/2014

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Managing COPD

There are certain tips that can help if you have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive piulmonary disease. The first is to quit smoking.

08/01/2014

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Ebola Outbreak Prompts Peace Corps To Remove Volunteers From Some Countries In Africa

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest ever, but the risk of it spreading to the United States is very low.

07/31/2014

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Food Sensitivities And Allergies May Be Identified By Process Of Elimination

In an elimination diet, you cut out a food or foods that may be causing you symptoms. You then add the foods back one by one and see how you feel.

07/31/2014

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Your Health And The Weather

We talk a great deal about different things that can impact our health, both good and bad. But one of the things we don’t talk about much is the weather.

07/30/2014

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Expecting Moms Should Create A Birth Plan

A birth plan is a written summary of what you want during your labor and delivery. It is a great idea. Here are some tips.

07/30/2014

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Concern About Increase In Number Of High Security Bio-Labs

The CDC is reviewing its safety procedures at high-security labs, some of which had to be closed after a release of anthrax and bird flu. Now, they’re getting input from the medical community.

07/29/2014

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Barbershop Blood Pressure Checks May Save Lives

Health workers trained barbers in 14 barbershops located in African-American neighborhoods deeply affected by heart disease to take their patrons’ blood pressures.

07/29/2014

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Children Who Are Obese Don’t Necessarily Realize It

Nearly 17% of US children and adolescents are obese. But, according to a CDC report, many people who are obese don’t consider themselves as having the condition.

07/28/2014

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Darby Medical Center Shooting Prompts Question — Should Doctors Carry Guns To Work?

Most hospital facilities prohibit workers, including physicians, from carrying guns.

07/25/2014

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