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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:

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.

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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.

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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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NYC Hospital Isolates Traveler for Possible Ebola

Monday, August 04, 2014

Doctors there said it is unlikely a man who arrived in the ER with possible symptoms of the disease actually has it, but they're taking precautions anyway.

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Leaving Stigma Behind, NY Cuts Red Tape on the IUD

Thursday, July 24, 2014

New York is one of the first states to pay for intra-uterine devices through Medicaid at the time of childbirth.

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Court Decisions on Health Care Law Could Ripple in NJ

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Garden State is among states that declined to create an exchange, forcing the federal government to do it, and exposing it to court actions against Obamacare.

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Health Workers' Union Wins Right to Organize Clinics

Monday, July 21, 2014

As important as wages, health benefits and pension were to SEIU-1199, an even bigger victory could be winning the right to add healthcare workers to a union that is widely considered one of the most powerful forces in city and state politics.

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Uncertain Fate for Children Covered by CHIP

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Nearly a half million of New York's low-income children stand to lose their federally-funded health coverage, unless Congress re-authorizes the Children's Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, a longstanding insurance program that is set to expire.

Some of those covered by CHIP could instead get coverage from Medicaid, according to Joan ...

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Band-Aid or Breath of Life? Struggling Hospitals Get Federal Aid

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Struggling hospitals across New York are getting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid to stay afloat. It's the first step in a long-term plan orchestrated by the Cuomo administration to dramatically change how the state's healthcare system works.

The Health and Hospitals Corporation, the city's public hospital system, ...

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Advocates Say Cuomo's Multi-Prong AIDS Effort Could Use More Prongs

Monday, June 30, 2014

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Observers say the battle will take more than expanding or tweaking current efforts.

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Rates Could Yo-Yo as Insurance Exchange Heads into 2015

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Yorkers who bought insurance from the state health exchange could see big price hikes next year.

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Crickets Chirping for NY's Small Biz Insurance Exchange

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

So far, the state has just 10,000 sign-ups for employer-based health plans.

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Co-op Insurer Tops NY Health Exchange

Monday, June 23, 2014

Health Republic is a start-up that enlisted 70,000 New Yorkers under Obamacare.

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Health Exchange Shoppers Love NY's Newcomers, Nonprofits and Silver

Monday, June 23, 2014

These are some of the findings in the latest report about who's enrolled in the state exchange and how it's working.

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Feds Cut Cash for Local Hospitals with High Infection Rates

Sunday, June 22, 2014

A new federal program will penalize dozens of local hospitals where patients get too many infections and suffer other avoidable medical problems.

Part of the Affordable Care Act is a focus on "pay for performance," which includes incentives to providers for improving treatment, and penalties for problems that endanger patients ...

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