Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

State Encouraged to Spend on Med Schools

Friday, March 28, 2008

A blue-ribbon panel is urging New York to change how it funds one of the state’s largest industries - medical education.

About $3.5 billion are spent training some 16,000 medical residents each year.

That means about one in six of the nation’s physicians are trained in ...


Bad News for City's Waistlines

Thursday, March 27, 2008

New York City residents have been closing the obesity gap with the rest of the country and not in a good way.

A new study by the Health Department found that in 2002, 19 percent of New Yorkers could be classified as obese, a couple ...


Court Rules WTC Workers' Lawsuits Can Proceed

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A federal appeals court says lawsuits can proceed on behalf of thousands of World Trade Center workers who say they were not properly protected during post-9/11 cleanup efforts. WNYC’s Fred Mogul, has more.

Lawyers for New York City and the Port Authority had asked the 2nd ...


Persistant TB Strain in Harlem, Bronx has Doctors Worried

Monday, March 24, 2008

City health officials say tuberculosis rates are down for the 15th straight year. But they are concerned about a persistent strain of the disease in Harlem and the Bronx. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

In 2007, for the first time in several years, fewer than 1,000 ...


120-Year-Old Cabrini Med Center to Close

Friday, March 14, 2008

A 120-year-old Manhattan hospital that was once built to serve Italian immigrants will soon be the latest to shut its doors.

WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Cabrini Medical Center is one of dozens of hospitals and nursing homes around New York recommended for closure last year by ...


New Help for Victims of Domestic Abuse

Thursday, March 06, 2008

REPORTER: Victims of domestic abuse can go to criminal or family court to get restraining orders.

Family court is an easier option for many people, but it's not an option for gay couples or unmarried straight couples living together.

Now, a proposed city law would open up ...


Albany Looks to Regulate Bariatric Surgery

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

REPORTER: It would be the first time the state does “selective contracting” - driving all Medicaid expenditures for specific procedures to a handful of select institutions that bid for contracts.

State health officials say it would lower cost and improve quality, because the selected hospitals would ...


Clinton Ad Called "Fear-Mongering"

Friday, February 29, 2008

A new ad released by Senator Hillary Clinton in Texas and Ohio is drawing charges of fear-mongering from Democratic presidential rival Barack Obama.

REPORTER: The ad has images of sleeping children, and an an anxious parent and the sound of a ringing phone, ringing in the ...


Nurses Protest Contract Negotiations

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Yesterday, outside St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village, nurses conducted “informational picketing” to tell their side of the story.

WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

St. Vincent’s nurses say in order to help the hospital get through bankruptcy proceedings 3 years ago, they settled for smaller raises. Now ...


Judge Asks for Compromise on Remains at Fresh Kills

Friday, February 22, 2008

A federal judge today pleaded with attorneys for the city and 9/11 survivors to come up with a compromise over bodily remains at the Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island.

REPORTER: For years, a small group of survivors has accused the city of carelessly handling what ...


Hepatitis A Scare at Popular W. Village Bar

Friday, February 22, 2008

Patrons of a West Village bar should get vaccinated for Hepatitis A if they were there on 3 particular days earlier this month.

A bartender at “Socialista,” on West Street, worked there on February 7th, 8th and 11th – after contracting the disease, but before it ...


City Calorie Count Regulations Contested in Court

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The day is approaching when you’ll walk into a Starbucks, look up at the menu board, and see not only how much your mocha frappucino costs, but how many calories it contains. That’s if a new city regulation kicks in as scheduled, about six weeks ...


Focus Shifts to Superdelegates

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

REPORTER: With the Democratic primary race between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton very close, super delegates are getting more attention.

They're high-level elected officials and party members who can attend the Democratic National Convention in August and back whomever they want.

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney says she's sticking ...


Final Flurry of Campaign Activity

Monday, February 04, 2008

On the final weekend before Tuesday's parimaries, the hometown favorite was taking nothing for granted. Hillary Clinton's campaign took to the streets to drum up support and to counteract Barack Obama volunteers who fanned out across the city en masse.

WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

Obama supporters ...


Michelle Obama Visits NY, CT

Thursday, January 31, 2008

REPORTER: In Stamford, she met with a group of women, touching on the themes of her husband's campaign - focusing on education, healthcare and the challenges women face as workers and mothers.

Jessica Pettigrew, a 25-year-old midwife student, was impressed with Michelle Obama's dedication to her ...


Frontrunners Begin Local TV Campaigns

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

With less than a week before more than 20 states hold their primaries, both candidates are launching TV ads in New York, one of the most expensive markets in the US.

WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

In an ad titled "Nuestra Amiga," Hillary Clinton is shown greeting ...


Sen. Clinton Opens Campaign Offices Throughout New York State

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

With one week to go before New York, New Jersey, and twenty other states vote in the Super Duper Tuesday primaries, candidate Hillary Clinton has been opening get-out-the-vote offices throughout the state.

Fliers to be handed out are bundled by language and local towns. They’re destined ...


Rudy Giuliani and Air Quality After 9/11: Part 2

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Rudy Giuliani’s stature as a national leader and presidential candidate has flowed from his actions following September 11th.

Today, in the 2nd of a 2-part series, we look at what the Giuliani administration did and didn’t do to protect rescue, recovery and cleanup workers from potential ...


Undercover Drug Squad In Need Of Outside Investigation

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Police watchdogs say the NYPD is overdue for an overhaul – similar to what resulted from earlier independent commissions that investigated police corruptions. Retired police captain and State Senator Eric Adams says . . . .

ADAMS: "When you have 20 officers that are directly under ...


Department of Health Votes to Post Calories

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Burger King's Triple Whopper Hamburger contains 1,230 calories...and starting March 31st, the city wants you to see that number posted on the fast food chain's menu board.

REPORTER: The Board of Health unanimously approved a revision to its calorie statement rule. Health Department nutrition specialist Dr. ...