Fred Mogul appears in the following:
Monday, December 31, 2012
A second fatal subway pushing in less than a month has renewed focus on a New York law that requires some mentally ill people to get psychiatric treatment.
Monday, December 31, 2012
The man charged by Governor Cuomo with devising a rescue plan for Brooklyn’s struggling hospitals says 2012 was a “lost year” – and 2013 could bring more bad news.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Scientists are identifying more and more genetic mutations that increase the risk of cancer and other diseases. There often isn’t much people can do—though a small but growing number of people do have one radical option: surgically remove a seemingly healthy body part that could turn deadly some day.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The temporary shut-down of Bellevue’s psychiatric ward has led to concerns about possible crowding at the other facilities where patients have ended up—including Kings County Hospital Center, which had a troubled record of caring for the mentally ill even before Sandy struck.
Thursday, December 06, 2012
WNYC reporter Fred Mogul updates the state of area hospitals after the storm.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
The Manhattan V.A. Hospital — which was damaged severely by Sandy — will partly re-open next March, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. But officials don't know when the heart of the 170-bed facility will come back online.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The man in charge of federally funded medical research will be touring NYU Langone Medical Center Friday to look at damage caused by Sandy.
Monday, November 26, 2012
State health officials are asking the federal government for almost a half-billion dollars worth of special Medicaid funding for hospitals, nursing homes and clinics affected by Sandy.
Friday, November 16, 2012
With four local hospitals closed because of Sandy, thousands of patients are scrambling to find other medical centers to treat everything from broken bones to brain cancer. The changes are causing inconvenience to some, but could be a mixed blessing for the hospitals on the receiving end.
Monday, November 12, 2012
After two weeks in special needs evacuation shelters, hundreds of adult home residents are hoping to move to longer-term housing — and Sandy may be speeding up the trend of moving mentally disabled adults out of institutions and into independent-living arrangements.
Friday, November 09, 2012
New York Downtown Hospital has fully re-opened, while a handful of other hospitals remain closed, following severe storm damage last week.
Monday, November 05, 2012
New York University Langone Medical Center reopened many of its outpatient offices, and the 600 students in the medical school went back to classes – but it’s still not clear when the hospital will open its emergency room, surgical suites and labor and delivery ward.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
After days operating on a backup generator, Bellevue Hospital is "pulling the plug," according to one official. About 500 patients, including about 50 prisoners from city jails, are being evacuated.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The City Council is starting a new volunteer drive aimed at recruiting people to help escort women to abortion clinics, past protestors.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
An outbreak of contagious meningitis unrelated to the larger one spreading across the country is sending some New York City men to clinics for vaccines.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Lead poisoning is declining among city children as landlords renovate apartments, builders add new housing units and health officials boost education and enforcement actions, experts say.
Monday, October 08, 2012
Governors around the country are deliberating whether to opt in to the Affordable Care Act, including Gov. Chris Christie. The outcome of next month's election could factor into Christie's decision, and make the difference for millions of health care consumers in our area.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
City Health officials are investigating a cluster of meningitis that has killed one man and left another in critical condition. There have been four cases among HIV-positive men over the last month. The cases are spread across several boroughs, and among men ages 31 to 42 years old.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
After almost a decade where an increasing number of city residents tossed away their cigarettes, smoking went up slightly last year, according to new Health Department figures.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Around 20 percent of New York City residents visit hospital emergency rooms annually, according to a new report — and in some neighborhoods it's twice that.