Dr. Brian McDonough

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August 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It is called sleep hygiene. This is a fancy term for putting yourself in the best position to get quality sleep. Sleep hygiene is all about getting...
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August 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many people are hesitant to think about hospice and end of life care. However, hospice is not just about dealing with death — it’s about living —...
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August 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This has been a fast moving summer — but as fast as it seems to move for adults it moves even faster for children. Summer vacation time is treasured...
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August 18, 2019 - 9:35 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Telehealth is a genie that has been released from the bottle and if used properly, it could be one of the biggest developments of the past decade. In...
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August 18, 2019 - 9:29 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dementia refers to the loss of cognitive abilities. One of the most common forms is Alzheimer's disease. At the present time, the causes of Alzheimer's are...
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August 18, 2019 - 9:17 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Language development and the speed of learning a language have always been an important part of the pediatric examination. We have known for quite some...
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August 18, 2019 - 9:04 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new study has focused on the leading causes of concussions in children and young adults. They come courtesy of journal Brain Injury and with over 1...
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August 18, 2019 - 8:51 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new report from the University of Connecticut has found that men often don't seek help for medical problems because of body self-image issues. Some may...
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August 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The "bionic man" was once science fiction. Today, a company has developed a "bionic eye implant." The implant is designed to bring back some vision in...
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August 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Could too much weightlifting be bad for us? According to a new study, it isn't necessarily bad, but something called BDNF (brain derived neurotrophic...
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