Fred Mogul

Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul has been covering healthcare and medicine for WNYC since 2002. 

His beat takes him to hospitals, community clinics, doctors offices, health agencies, and research labs across the metropolitan area. His work has appeared on NPR and in The New York Times, Time magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer, among others.

His first work in radio was at WFCR in western Massachusetts during college, and he then worked as a staff reporter and free-lance writer for newspapers, magazines, and wire services. He also produced historical, public affairs and health documentaries and shows for public and cable television, before circling back to public radio at WHYY and WRTI in Philadelphia. Raised in Westchester County, he has also lived in Israel, Hong Kong, Washington, D.C., Kansas and Nebraska. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, daughter and dog.

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Disease Detectives Trace Doctor's Recent Moves

Thursday, October 23, 2014

City officials are fighting a dual threat in light of the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York: the spread of the virus and potential panic.  

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NJ Hospitals Designated to Take Ebola Patients, if They Come

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On the same day University Hospital gets — and discharges — another false case of Ebola, Governor detailed the state's readiness plans.


New Airport Ebola Screening: How It Works

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The U.S. is now limiting entry to the U.S. for people from Ebola-affected nations and they'll soon have to self-monitor for symptoms.
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A Pep Talk for Healthcare Workers on Ebola

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A training event at the Javits Center was part rally, part information session for those who would be on the front lines of an outbreak.


Can Sewage Spread Ebola? And Other City Worker Questions

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hospital workers and paramedics have been getting information about Ebola. Sanitation workers and other city employees want answers, too.

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Newark Airport Begins Ebola Screenings

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Newark Liberty Airport is one of the five airports in the United States to screen incoming passengers for fevers and other possible symptoms of Ebola.


For Sick Travelers from West Africa, Bellevue Could be First Stop

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Long a go-to stop for ill air passengers coming through JFK, Bellevue Hospital is beefing up its capacity, in case one of them has Ebola.

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Air Travel Workers Give Bosses Mixed Reviews on Ebola Preparedness

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A flight attendants union is confident they have what they need. Would-be janitors union says workers need more training and protection.


In Harlem, Sounds of West Africa Mingle with Rumors about Ebola

Monday, October 06, 2014

Amid calls to curtail incoming travel, natives of West Africa say don't close the doors, just beef up screening.

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Revolving Doors for Patients Spin Fastest at NJ, CT and NY Hospitals

Thursday, October 02, 2014

More of them are getting Medicare penalties than almost any place else in the nation.


Actors Fake Ebola Symptoms to Test City Hospitals

Thursday, October 02, 2014

ER teams — including supervisors — have no idea who they are or when they're going to show up with deceptively mild "symptoms."

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Are E-cigarettes the new Methadone?

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Many state and federal officials want to restrict access to e-cigarettes, but public health specialists are divided on whether they do more harm than good — or vice versa.

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NYU Returns to Table for Long Island College Hospital

Monday, September 29, 2014

NYU Langone Medical Center has re-entered negotiations to operate part of the hospital known as LICH.

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Terminally Ill, But Constantly Hospitalized

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Surveys show Americans would prefer not to die in a hospital. Yet, in New York City, the majority of people do. But the reason is not simple.

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First Confirmed Enterovirus Cases Come to NYC, NJ

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

More cases are probably on their way — or already here — but the virus is mainly a concern for people with chronic respiratory conditions.


Social Smokers, You've Been Warned

Monday, September 15, 2014

As the number of NYC smokers continues to tick up, health officials are targeting their latest ads at light smokers.

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A New Way to Look Up Infections, C-Sections and Other Hospital Highlights

Friday, September 12, 2014

New York health officials hope consumers will use new access to "big data" to guide their healthcare choices.


Death Beds: Living Wills Slowly Take Root

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Advance directives are increasingly helping people control how and where they die. But to get the most out of these documents, experts say people need to discuss them regularly.

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Death Beds: Too Little, Too Late for Many New Yorkers Seeking Hospice

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Despite evidence that hospices can extend life and save money, New Yorkers continue to choose aggressive treatment over the comforts of hospice care.

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Death Beds: Terminally Ill, But Constantly Hospitalized

Monday, September 08, 2014

People say they want to die at home. So, why is that so often not the case for people here, compared to other parts of the country?

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