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.
New York State has pulled back the curtain on hospital expenses. A new database shows what each hospital across the state charges for 1,400 different procedures, and what the “real costs” are at each place.
Anthony Shorris, the man appointed by mayor-elect Bill de Blasio to oversee the administration's day-to-day operations, at different times has managed large-scale hospital repairs following Sandy, the World Trade Center redevelopment at Ground Zero, and one of the city’s biggest public housing initiatives in decades.
In Albany, state officials and contractors say the New York health insurance exchange—which slowed to a crawl when the website launched in early October—can handle whatever crowds arrive online in the coming weeks.
A new bill being that will be introduced next week in the New York City Council could take some of the oxygen out of the fast-growing market for tobacco-free e-cigarettes.
In New York, 76,177 have signed up for health plans on the state marketplace as of Monday. About 54 percent of those have been eligible for private insurance, and about 46 percent have applied for Medicaid.
If you like your health plan, you can keep it.
Last week, President Obama restored that pledge, after he was forced to admit the Affordable Care Act had in fact caused many people to lose insurance coverage deemed insufficient under the sweeping federal health law.
Officials in Albany and Trenton are trying to figure out what a new White House proposal means for local insurance companies and the people who used to be their customers.
Making a hotel reservation? Buying a smartphone? Deciding on a movie to watch?
One way to choose among the abundance of options is to look at the number of stars they get from reviewers.
The federal government Friday began implementing a law that would require insurers to provide benefits for mental health comparable to those for other medical services.
Voters have reported problems at more than 40 different sites around New York City, mostly from malfunctioning scanning machines and confusing directions given by poll workers.
Many of those not directly harmed by Sandy came out to help. At Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the volunteers are still coming, a year later.
As state health officials mull the fate of Brooklyn's struggling hospitals, one plan under discussion would topple three struggling institutions and replace them with a new one. The idea is in the early stages and would be years away.
The yellow-tinted streetlights gracing much of New York may cast Halloween-appropriate lighting, but the city will be jettisoning them in favor of brighter, more energy-efficient bulbs.
As the one-year anniversary of Sandy approaches, public housing residents in Brooklyn came out Wednesday to receive disaster-preparedness information from the New York City Housing Authority.
For weeks, the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo had only released piecemeal figures on how many New Yorkers have been using the New York State of Health to apply for health coverage, but for the first time it's clear how many have actually enrolled with insurance plans–-the cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act.
A proposed New York City Health Department initiative would target people suffering a "first episode" of schizophrenia—and give the city a more active role in treating many mentally ill New Yorkers.
A new report raises questions about managed care companies using poor performing nursing homes in their networks.
The Third Tunnel has been under construction since 1970 — and the Manhattan stretch is finally complete.
Between now and the end of the year, the city is conducting one of the nation's most extensive surveys of urban health.