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.
To close a hospital, you need to apply to the state — even if you ARE the state.
Waiting for the outbreak to clear, some parents are getting mixed signals about risk of exposure and what to do about it.
Local residents and LICH staff demanded a full-service hospital. They got one — for the time being. The preliminary bid-winner still has to negotiate with the state to reach a deal.
A $250 million deal from Brooklyn Health Partners would preserve LICH as a full-service hospital with up to 400 inpatient beds.
Under Mayor de Blasio's new health commissioner, soda is still OUT. So what else is new? Listening to people, instead of dictating.
Nine bidders are competing to take over Long Island College Hospital, which the State University of New York has been trying to sell for the last year.
Local residents of the Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill neighborhoods gathered Tuesday night to learn about the proposals and voice concerns ...
A long-awaited federal funds will replace broken-down, temporary boilers and reimburse the city for the cost of maintaining them.
The mayor said "They are all our children, they all deserve a solution" during a speech at Riverside Church in Harlem on Sunday.
Not an epidemic — but the trend is troubling.
Outgoing hospitals' chief says there may be no choice.
Health leaders say "freestanding" emergency rooms could be the wave of the future for many hospitals – especially ones on the brink of closure.
Thirty people who have handled fish from Chinatown markets in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan have contracted skin lesions, and health officials are warning New Yorkers handling raw fish to wear waterproof gloves to combat infection with a rare bacteria known as Mycobacterium marinum, or M. marinum.
A new auction for cash-strapped LICH in Cobble Hill asks bidders to preserve as many medical services as possible, including a full-service E-R, intensive care, and at least 100 beds.
Governor Cuomo says several struggling Brooklyn hospitals will be receiving an infusion of federal healthcare funding – but Long Island College Hospital, or LICH, will not be one of them.
Cuomo on Friday outlined some of the ways the state will spend $8 billion dollars it's been lobbying for over ...
After a year and a half of lobbying and public pleading, New York is set to receive $8 billion in federal healthcare funding over the next five years to bolster struggling hospitals and help improve medical services across the state.
The specifics of the agreement between Albany and Washington are ...
When the snow falls on city sidewalks, so do people — and at least some of them end up in the ER.
About 55,000 New Jersey residents have signed up for coverage under the federal health insurance exchange, and about one in four of them are in the much-sought-after 18-to-34-year-old age category, according to newly released figures from the federal Health and Human Services Department.
Experts in the Garden State say the ...
With two Brooklyn hospitals teetering on the brink of insolvency, Gov. Cuomo used his budget address this week to reiterate a plea for $10 billion in federal aid. But will it be enough to fix New York's hospital infrastructure?
A former Lutheran Hospital surgeon and Staten Island resident is moving back to New York to lead the country’s largest public hospital system.
Dr. Ram Raju spent two years at the helm of Cooks County Health and Hospitals System in Chicago. It is the third largest public hospital network in ...
Experts say the Affordable Care Act health exchanges so far appear to be attracting the people they were set up to serve — those with too much money to qualify for Medicaid but not enough money to buy insurance.
Newly released figures show roughly two-thirds of people using the exchange qualify for federal subsidies.