Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


City Making Progress in the Fight Against Rats

Sunday, September 21, 2008

City officials say they're doing a better job exterminating rats. In pilot program that began in the Bronx last year, exterminators go from building to building to find the rodents, instead of concentrating on water catchment areas. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports on how it’s going.



Flu Shots Not So Popular

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Bloomberg Administration says fewer seniors are choosing to get flu shots, even though local, state and federal officials keep encouraging them to do so. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Flu can be potentially fatal among the very young, very old and chronically ill. Five ...


Brooklyn Hospital Doctors Seek Independence

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Doctors from Long Island College Hospital, in Brooklyn, are trying to win independence from a parent company they say wants to shut down the maternity ward and sell off property to stay afloat. Both sides are appealing to the state Health Department to restructure the ...


City Will be 20% Seniors by 2030

Monday, September 15, 2008

The city is predicting 20 percent of its population will be senior citizens by 2030 and it's working now to get ready.

REPORTER: Jo Ivey Boufford, head of the New York Academy of Medicine, says the city doesn't necessarily need to provide many new programs, just ...


Obesity a Growing Problem for City's Mentally Ill

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Mental health experts are growing concerned about how much their patients weigh.

REPORTER: They're meeting with service providers in the city Saturday to discuss a new report, that says obesity is one of the main health problems for the mentally ill. The report's co-author, Dr. James ...


Laura Bush Addresses Service Summit

Friday, September 12, 2008

Leaders from the business, nonprofit and political worlds convened today in New York City as part of the ServiceNation summit. First Lady Laura Bush recalled the days following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and said it was a time that inspired national service.

BUSH: From the ...


City to Station STD Specialists at Large Hospitals

Friday, September 12, 2008

New York's Health Department wants to put more specialists in sexually transmitted diseases in some of the city's largest hospitals. The goal is to reach out to the partners of newly diagnosed HIV patients. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports.

REPORTER: Researchers in a recent study say specialists ...