Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

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

His beat has him talking to patients, healthcare providers, researchers and officials in hospitals, clinics, health agencies and labs across the region. Through a fellowship with NPR and Kaiser Health News, his stories frequently run nation-wide. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Time magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer and many other outlets. 

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, son and dog.

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Black Mothers Face Higher Complication Rates When Delivering Babies in NYC

Monday, January 16, 2017

There’s a safety gap in New York City hospitals that puts the lives of black women at much greater risk than white women. But experts say better hospital culture can reduce the risks.  

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Code H: How One Brooklyn Hospital Runs Drills to Improve Maternal Health

Friday, January 13, 2017

Maimonides Hospital delivers more babies in a year than any other hospital in New York State. They also have some of the lowest complication rates, a distinction born from practice.

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A Tale of Two (Birth) Deliveries

Friday, January 13, 2017

A snapshot of the disparate childbirth experiences that mothers face in NYC when entering a hospital.


Maternity Maze: Getting the Facts to Choose the Right Hospital For You

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

There is a lot of public data on maternal health and New York City hospitals. We help you make sense of it so you have your baby at the best hospital for you.


New York City Targets Maternal Health in Brooklyn

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

New York City health officials are watching childbirth rates across the city — and trying to find ways to lower the risk for the most vulnerable group: African-American women.


Clinics Report 'Trump Bump' in Contraceptive Requests

Monday, November 21, 2016

At the flagship Planned Parenthood in New York City, requests for long-lasting intra-uterine devices have grown more frequent since Election Day.

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Brooklyn Hospitals Urged to Merge

Friday, November 18, 2016

Hospitals that rely on Medicaid are struggling, and several in Brooklyn have been on the brink of closure for years. A new plan calls on four of them to join forces.


US Health Secretary Says Repealing Obamacare Won't Be Easy for Trump

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Trump and Republican lawmakers would need 60 senators to fully overturn the law, but there's much they could do quickly to eviscerate it. Will they?


CEO of City's Ailing Hospital System Steps Down

Monday, November 07, 2016

The 11-hospital system faces a $6 billion budget gap over the next four years.


New York Builds Housing to Cut Healthcare Costs

Thursday, September 22, 2016

New York is hoping it will cost less to build apartments for the chronically homeless and offer on-site care than paying for their healthcare when they're on the streets.

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Bridging Health Gaps With Housing and Transit Planning

Monday, July 11, 2016

From Trenton to Danbury, many communities continue to grow healthier — but others are being left behind.


New York Invests Millions in Mosquito Vigilance

Friday, July 08, 2016

Local mosquitoes don't carry Zika virus. Their tropical cousin does. A jump from one to the other isn't likely, but health officials are watching carefully — just in case.


Measured Breath: How Best to Monitor Pollution

Thursday, July 07, 2016

It's the second summer for the Biking While Breathing project which looks at the impact of air pollution on exercise in New York City. This year, researchers are considering going cheap.

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July 4th Weekend Brings Softballers from Around the Americas to Harlem

Sunday, July 03, 2016

A local park plays home to an international tournament, drawing ringers from Miami, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic.


Nursing Home Residents Often Mistreat Each Other: Report

Monday, June 13, 2016

Oversight of nursing homes has long focused on preventing and detecting abuse by staff members. But a new study finds one in five residents suffers aggression from fellow residents.


Far from the Tropics, the Zika Toll Slowly Grows

Friday, June 10, 2016

Local health centers field constant questions about Zika — which translates to thousands of tests and hundreds of confirmed infections.


Time to Prep Teens for HIV PrEP?

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Many public health experts — and some lawmakers — want to make it easier for minors to get Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, a drug regimen that protects against HIV.

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Over 140 Patients Test Positive for Zika Virus in NYC Region

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

All of the cases of Zika virus found in the New York City area involved people who traveled to Latin America and other places the mosquito culprit is common.


VP Biden to Elite Cancer Centers: 'Play Better in the Sandbox'

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Charged with a "moon shot" to overhaul how medical and scientific institutions conduct cancer research, Biden called on Memorial Sloan Kettering and others to collaborate more.

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Beth Israel Downsizing Adds to Major Cutbacks by NYC Hospitals

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Mount Sinai Beth Israel will cut its bed capacity from over 800 to 70, when it moves into a new facility, and local officials say this will strain an already overburdened system.  

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