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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:

Airliner Skids Off Snowy Runway At LaGuardia Airport

Thursday, March 05, 2015

A few passengers were injured when an airliner skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Thursday. A snow storm is disrupting air travel in the region.

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City Schools Aspire To Up Their 'PROSE'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Chancellor Carmen Fariña (on left) visits Brooklyn to encourage other schools to follow a new teaching model.
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LIRR Train Hits SUV in Crossing

Monday, March 02, 2015

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Unlike last month's crash in Westchester, the Nassau County incident left only one woman injured.

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Pols March in Sunnyside 'St. Pat's for All' Parade in the Snow

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Mayor de Blasio and other politicians came to celebrate the tribute to diversity founded 16 years ago.

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Queens Lawmakers Push Back Against Bridge Toll Proposal

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Assemblyman David Weprin and State Senator Tony Avella want to head off at the pass a proposal to make drivers pay for the Queensborough, Williamsburg and Brooklyn Bridges.

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City Takes New Tack Regulating Ultra-Orthodox Circumcision

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Health officials have linked oral suction to 17 cases of infant herpes since 2000.

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Med School Students Chip in to Help Uninsured Left Behind by Obamacare

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Almost 1 million New York City residents are still uninsured. Rather than go to emergency rooms or city hospitals, some of them get free care from medical school students.

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Religious Schools Lead the Vaccine Opt-Out List

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

In dozens of schools around metropolitan New York, more than 10 percent of students are unvaccinated for measles.

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City Hospitals Privatization Efforts Rebuffed

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The city's Health and Hospitals Corporation wants to save money by privatizing many services. But unions and their allies say dialysis is a red line HHC shouldn't cross.

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It's Not Insurance, but Maybe It's a Start

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A new program for the uninsured provides unlimited primary care and wellness visits for $50 a month. But will it shield them from medical catastrophe?

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Donations Stream In For Slain New York City Police Officers

Friday, December 26, 2014

A foundation that supports first responders killed in the line of duty says it will take over the mortgages of the two New York City police officers killed last week as donations begin to come in.

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Police Use New Law to Charge MTA Driver in Pedestrian Death

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The new version of Failure to Yield is only a criminal misdemeanor — but activists say that still has more teeth than merely getting a traffic infraction.

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Freelancers Union Outsources Insurance

Friday, December 19, 2014

Some 22,000 members must decide whether to use Freelancers' new partner, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, or shop around for a better Obamacare plan by Saturday's deadline.

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NY Outlines New Medical Marijuana Regulations

Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Twenty dispensaries around the statewide will have prices controlled by Albany.

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Too Little, Too Late For Many New Yorkers Seeking Hospice

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Evidence shows hospice care can extend life and save money, but only if patients and doctors dare ask for the help. One New Yorker said hospice gave her back life at peace, pain subdued.

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Poor, Distracted and Drugged: Medicaid Kids with ADHD Likelier to be on Prescription Meds

Thursday, December 11, 2014

About 67 percent of New York kids with ADHD are receiving medication in New York. But among those on Medicaid, it's more than 90 percent. 

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Nine Hours on a Gurney at New York Presbyterian

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Local residents, nurses and doctors voice complaints about wait times and other problems at New York Presbyterian's hospitals in northern Manhattan.

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Seeking to be 'Strategic' While Marching and Disrupting

Friday, December 05, 2014

During a second night of citywide protests against the Garner grand jury decision, organizers said they support the spontaneous demonstrations but are also asking, 'What's next?'

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In New York, Video Chat Trumps Quarantine To Combat TB

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Ebola isn't the first dangerous microbe to spur calls for quarantine in American cities. But as New York City's experience with drug-resistant tuberculosis suggests, isolation isn't always best.

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Two Small NYC-area Hospitals on Standby for Ebola

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Previously unspecified, two of the facilities in the region that would receive Ebola patients are small community hospitals.

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