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.

New Level Of Crisis In Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic has been making news and gaining medical attention over the past several months.


Impact Of Cyber Attacks On Hospitals

Cyber attacks are becoming much more common throughout the world and we are seeing the issues in medicine as well.



Pneumonia, Sepsis Associated With Increased Risk Of Heart Disease, Report

A new report in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology suggests people who are hospitalized for pneumonia or sepsis have a six time higher risk of heart disease incidence in the following year.


More Health Benefits Of Mediterranean Diet

A new report in the American Journal of Gastroenterology has found that the Mediterranean diet is also associated with lower risks of gallbladder surgery.


Blood Pressure Fluctuation Linked To Increased Risk Of Dementia, Study Finds

According to a report in the Journal Circulation, one of the most common causes of dementia other than Alzheimer’s is cardiovascular.


Vaccines Important In Prevention Of Ear Infections

According to a new report in the Journal of Pediatrics, vaccines have played a very important role in the decline in the incidence of ear infections in children over the past 30 years.


Why Your Bones Are Getting Weaker As Your Get Older

Your body is continually breaking down old bone and reabsorbing it, while new bone is growing.


New Study Finds Link Between Lifting Weights, Improved Memory

The study involved nearly 64,000 older adults.


Your Heartburn Medication Could Be Putting You At Greater Risk

C Diff, as it is called, kills more than 29,000 Americans each year.


Studies Show Red Wine Has Powerful Antioxidant With Strong Cellular Benefits

The studies are ongoing but there is no doubt there continues to be excitement.


Night Sweats Could Be Signs Of Bigger Problems

Do you have interrupted sleep from sweating too much?


Your Weight Gain Is Hurting Your Heart

The problem is that the increase in weight gain leads to increases in left ventricular mass and wall thickness.



Different Color Produce Can Have Different Effects On Your Body

A diet that includes a lot of produce can help you lower your risk of developing heart disease, some types of cancer, diabetes, and obesity.


The Deal With ‘Eye Floaters’

Eye floaters are a natural part of the aging process.



Study Finds Dirty Stethoscopes Could Be Spreading Infections

As time goes on we are learning that there are many other things that can impact the spread of bacteria.


Report Finds Ozone Pollution Is Affecting Our Blood

A new report out of Duke University finds that exposure to ozone pollution was found to affect the blood.


Researchers Say Form Of Diabetes Could Be Linked To Menopause

This is not the first time we’ve seen the impact of menopause because studies in the past have shown there has been a relationship.


Study Finds Gaining Even Small Amounts Of Weight Raises Health Risks

We are also beginning to learn that many other health conditions could be made worse by obesity.


Travelers Beware: Bedbugs Become Major Concern This Time Of Year

Bedbugs have become a major problem in the past decade.



What You Should Do After Being Hospitalized When It Comes To Medication

I find that the most important job I have is often to make certain that patients take correct medications when they leave the hospital.


That Leg Pain From Exercising Could Be Connected To Your Blood Supply

Do you find that when you walk a few blocks you need to sit down and rest not because you are short of breath but because your legs hurt?


Moderation Is Still Key When Your Health, Alcohol Are Involved

For instance we know that alcohol use, especially heavy use, can increase the risk of colorectal and oral cancers, ulcers, osteoporosis and high blood pressure.


Make Sure It’s Safe To Go Back In The Water

We gravitate to the ocean, lakes, and swimming pools whenever we can—especially in the middle of the hot summer.


The Benefits Of Apples

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.


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CAT Scans: Less Is More

CAT scans have revolutionized medical care.



Living With Rosacea

You may not know what rosacea is, but you will recognize the symptoms.


Headaches: Sinus Vs. Migraine

There are many causes for headaches, but there is no doubt that sinus headaches are one of the most common causes.


Something’s Fishy With This Arthritis Treatment

Could your diet have an impact on rheumatoid arthritis?


Who Doctors The Doctors?

Most of us, as physicians, try to be superhuman.


Learning About Health From Other Cultures

We can learn about health by watching populations around the world.




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