Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Halloween Home Horrifies in Howard Beach, Queens

Friday, October 31, 2008

In the Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens, the economic slowdown hasn't hit the stores that sell outdoor holiday decorations. Residents here take their seasonal statuary seriously. WNYC's Fred Mogul visited Roseanne and Jim Russo, who have invested about $16,000 transforming their house into a multi-colored ...


Balance of Power Could Shift in NYS Senate

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New York Republicans are holding on to their last statewide power-base by a thread. They control the State Senate, 31 seats to 29. If two move from the red column to the blue, the 40-year-old GOP majority will come to an end. Both sides are ...


Aqueduct Casino Contract

Friday, October 24, 2008

Plans for a casino at the Aqueduct Race Track have been held up for years, but this week state senate leaders allowed a contract to move forward with a Buffalo-based firm. Betty Braton, head of the Ozone Park community board, says community members played a ...


Ex-Mayor Voice of McCain Robo-Call

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Residents in several swing states are picking up the phone and finding a recording of Rudy Giuliani on the line. The former mayor is calling on behalf of the Republican National Committee and the McCain-Palin campaign.

GIULIANI: Barack Obama opposes mandatory prison sentences for sex offenders, ...


Study: Higher Asthma in WTC-Area Children

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The first study of children from the World Trade Center Health Registry suggests more of them have asthma than children elsewhere in the nation. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: The parents of 3,200 children were asked whether health professionals had ever told them they had ...


Budget and Staff to Be Slashed at LI College Hospital in Brooklyn

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The medical staff at one of Brooklyn’s oldest hospitals is in a fight with the hospital’s owners. Continuum Health Partners announced plans to trim operations and shrink Long Island College Hospital to half its current size. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Continuum, which also runs ...


Distinguished Service Award

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Commissioner Ray Kelly praised the eight men for their service and offered condolences to their families.

Among those honored was Detective James Zadroga, who died in January of 2006. Zadroga became a symbol of ailing ground zero workers, after a coroner in the New Jersey town ...


Mayor Commends Quinn on Term Limit Decision

Monday, October 13, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg today praised the City Council speaker for supporting his bid to change the term limits law and run for a third term. After keeping her cards close to the vest for weeks, Christine Quinn announced yesterday her endorsement of the mayor's proposal. She ...


New Yorkers Want a Say in Term Limit Vote

Monday, October 13, 2008

New Yorkers watching Mayor Bloomberg march by in the Columbus Day Parade greeted him with applause. But almost all say they oppose the Bloomberg's attempt to change the law that limits mayors to two terms. John Pizkatelli of Fresh Meadows, Queens, says the whole city ...


Jewish Harvest Festival Begins

Monday, October 13, 2008

Traditional Jewish communities are getting ready to celebrate the autumn harvest festival of Sukkot, which begins at sundown. On Diamond Row in midtown, a sidewalk vendor was selling the palm fronds and other items that are part of an ancient seasonal ritual. Joseph Ghodis was ...


New Yorker Named One of Three Winners of Nobel Prize

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Dr. Martin Chalfie helped isolate GFP -- Green Fluorescent Protein, a substance that makes certain jellyfish glow. It can be used to explore human cells.

CHALFIE: If you’re interested in trying to understand the basis of infection, and you want to know when a mouse is ...


Gotbaum report critical of 'morning-after pill' availability

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Only one in three public clinics follows a mandate to provide emergency contraception to women on demand. That's according to a report by Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum whose office surveyed the clinics anonymously.

The Health and Hospitals Corporation which runs most of those clinics says the ...


Only 1 in 3 Public Clinics Provide Emergency Contraception

Monday, October 06, 2008

The Health and Hospitals Corporation, which runs most of the clinics, says the medication known as "the morning after pill" is widely available. They claim the problem is mis-information provided by phone operators.

Public Advocate Betsey Gotbaum's staff compiled the report after calling them anonymously.

HHC pledges ...


NYPD Scrutinized After Taser Death, Cop Suicide

Friday, October 03, 2008

A police lieutenant has killed himself a week after giving the order that led to the death of a mentally ill man. The two deaths have highlighted some of the pressures and problems with the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit. WNYC's Fred Mogul reports.

REPORTER: The video ...


Helping NYPD Officers Cope

Friday, October 03, 2008

Posters around NYPD headquarters warn that suicide is all too frequent among officers, and that those who need help should call a hotline, offered by a police support group.

There's a widespread perception that cops are more prone to take their own lives, due in part ...


Extra Training for City Cops on Dealing with the Emotionally Disturbed

Monday, September 29, 2008

All 445 members of the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit will receive updated training on dealing with the emotionally disturbed over the next few days.

REPORTER: The move comes less than a week after a member of the elite group used a taser stun-gun on a Brooklyn ...


Community Concerned Over Taser Death

Friday, September 26, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg and police officials are trying to placate concerns that the NYPD is not equipped to deal with the mentally ill. It follows the death of a man who fell from a ledge outside his apartment building after an officer used a stun gun ...


City's Hypertension Rates Lower Than Rest of U.S.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Despite New York City’s reputation as a pressure cooker, its residents have less hypertension than the rest of the country. That’s according to a new study published by the Health Department. But as WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports, officials say the study also highlights the need ...


Poll Shows Races Tighten for Control of State Senate

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The chamber is currently split, 31-to-30. A two-vote swing would give Democrats their first State Senate majority in more than four decades.

The Siena poll focuses on six races. One of the tightest in the state is in the Ozone Park area of Queens, between 10 ...


City's Poor Lack Proper Medical Attention

Monday, September 22, 2008

In certain city neighborhoods, one in three residents has a hard time finding a primary care doctor, one in five has difficulty locating a pediatrician and one in two has trouble getting a dentist.

City officials announced the findings as part of their ongoing effort to ...