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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Study: More Consistent Follow Up After Elderly Patients Leave Hospital

There was a time when physicians would discharge an elderly patient from the hospital with some written directions and an appointment for another visit, but over the years we have learned that important concerns like activities of daily living can be improved by more consistent follow up after discharge.


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New Study On Weight Loss

It is called the carrot and the stick. Are people more likely to do things because they are receiving money for doing it or are they more likely to do what is necessary because there might be a penalty for not doing it.


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They have been proven time and time again to detect colon cancer in its earliest stages.


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Premature Babies

There is no doubt that over the past years there have been tremendous advances in the treatment of premature children. We also now have the chance to look at how well these premature babies do throughout childhood and into adulthood.


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New Study Relies On Memory For Proper Dieting

It is a major problem when studies are being done about diet and nutrition. No matter what steps are taken, the reliance on memory is crucial in determining what, and how much, food or drink subjects have consumed.


New Study On Ozone Exposure

There is no doubt that we can see the impact of pollution, but it is probably most evident when you are on the highway on a cloudy day.


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Group Says Teens Should Be Screened For Major Depressive Disorders

Teenagers are a high risk group for depression, and in many cases the problems are missed or even ignored and this can lead to suffering and even death.


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Pregnancy And Smoking

We know that smoking is unhealthy for us, and it is a particular risk during pregnancy where it can impact the unborn baby.


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Dementia Cases In The U.S Continue To Decline

The incidence of dementia in the U.S. has fallen over the last three decades.


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The Stethoscope

KYW Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The stethoscope is one of the greatest symbols of medicine and for almost 200 years it has been […]


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Repetitive head trauma can have an even more dramatic impact then one event potentially leading to chronic traumatic encephalopathy which is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain that effects memory, cognition and leads to a variety of behavioral problems.


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What Is Glaucoma?

The most common form of glaucoma is primary open angle glaucoma which is caused by clogging in the eyes, drainage canals that slowly increase pressure in the eye.



Study Takes A Look At Food And Sleep

Recently there have been an increasing number of studies conducted to take a look at the impact and one of the most interesting has to do with food and sleep.


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Pollution In The Environment

KYW Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There is no doubt that pollution in our environment can have a dramatic impact on our health. Exposure […]


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Researchers Find Kidney Stones Increasing Among Adolescents

The researchers think the rise may be due to poor water intake and dietary habits such as an increase in sodium and decrease in calcium intake.




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