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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:

Complication Rate Climbing for Pregnancy and Delivery in NYC

Monday, May 23, 2016

"Mortality" — death during childbirth — is relatively rare. But "severe morbidity," serious pregnancy and delivery complications, is much more frequent.

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New York Aims To Become The Next State To Toss The Tampon Tax

Monday, May 16, 2016

If 2015 was the year of the period, 2016 may be the year when women have to pay less for sanitary supplies, or even get them for free. Some state, local and federal legislators are pushing for change.

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President Obama Delivers Pointed Commencement Address at Rutgers

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The president criticized the rhetoric of the 2016 election season at New Jersey's largest public university, which celebrates its 250th anniversary this year.

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Eat Less, Exercise More...and Plug your Arteries?

Thursday, May 12, 2016

While the conversation about dieting treats hunger as an impulse to suppress with willpower, some researchers are trying to reverse-engineer the signals that make people want to eat.

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Genomics Leader to Head Rockefeller University

Thursday, May 05, 2016

After more than 20 years at Yale, a pioneering researcher will take over one of the world's preeminent bioscience institutions.

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Researchers Explore Ways to Reduce Stress in Children

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Stress isn't just a feeling, says the Health Commissioner for New York City. It's a concrete, complicated phenomenon that affects us, all the way down to our genes.

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Menstruation Has Its Moment in New York, Legislatively Speaking

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

New York lawmakers are riding a wave of legislative proposals to make tampons and pads more accessible — and less taboo.

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Study: Life Expectancy Gap Between Rich and Poor Narrows in New York

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Generally, people with high incomes live longer than those with low incomes.

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Weak Oversight Lets Dangerous Nurses Work in New York

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Weak regulations and bureaucratic inattention raise the question: What does it take to suspend a nurse's license in New York? 

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Every (Dead) Body Has A Story

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Medical students don’t always know who is under their scalpel.

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State Prisons Training Inmates to Administer Overdose 'Cure'

Thursday, March 24, 2016

As part of their discharge training, inmates learn to use Naloxone. But what about treatment for addiction, before drugs cause someone to overdose?

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New York's Medical Marijuana Industry is Lighting Up Slowly

Thursday, February 18, 2016

With high prices and several hurdles baked into the state law, the newly legal cannabis business isn't seeing droves of patients. And maybe that's just how the state wants it.

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Brazilian New Yorkers Not Alarmed as They Follow Zika

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Some are postponing travel plans, but others are shrugging off news reports about the spread of the virus.

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New York City Doctors Keeping an Eye Out for Zika Virus

Monday, January 25, 2016

The mosquito-borne illness has passed through the metro area, with travelers from the tropics. Now, local health officials are watching to see if it gets established locally.

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Medical Students Learn More Than Anatomy From Donated Bodies

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Despite advances in computer simulation, medical schools still widely use cadavers. And one group of students discovers there’s much to learn from the dead beyond anatomy.

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N.J. Factory Turns To Medicaid To Insure Lowest-Paid Employees

Friday, January 01, 2016

Starting Jan. 1, midsize companies must offer health insurance to their workers or risk a penalty. A firm that has already faced that problem is helping low-paid employees enroll in Medicaid, instead.

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Judge Halts New York City's Flu Vaccine Mandate for Young Children

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Bloomberg-era requirement doesn't pass legal muster, according to the ruling.

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With Renewed 9/11 Health Funding in Sight, a Cranky Victory

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Despite bipartisan support, the renewal languished for months. Ahead of the vote Friday, advocates rip political brinkmanship.

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New Jersey Obamacare Enrollments Lagging Behind 2014

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

On the last day to enroll for Jan. 1 coverage, the Garden State has a lot of catch-up to do.

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One Cop's Case for Renewing Sept. 11 Health Funds

Monday, December 14, 2015

The federal program that helps patients still suffering from the 2001 terrorist attacks has been in political play all fall, although there is momentum for a vote this week. 

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