Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

9/11-Related PSD More Widespread Than Thought

Friday, June 13, 2008

A new city Health Department survey of 11,000 Lower Manhattan residents suggests post-traumatic stress disorder after 9/11 was more widespread than anticipated. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports.

About one in seven residents reported experiencing various symptoms of PTSD, including nightmares and anxieties. That percentage matched the rate ...


Officials Vow to Fix Mental Health System

Thursday, June 12, 2008

City and state officials are pledging to repair a mental health system that they say regularly fails to identify mentally ill people who are potentially violent.

WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

A panel of experts was convened last year following several high-profile criminal incidents involving the mentally ...


AG Sets Up Home Health Registry to Combat Fraud

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New York will create an Internet registry for home health aides to help combat Medicaid fraud. Home health care is one of the fastest growing parts of the health care economy.

REPORTER: Along with Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Attorney General ...


New Yorkers React to Obama Win

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

New Yorkers say they’re not surprised the Democratic primary race seems to be over without the state’s junior senator getting the presidential bid.

But they have mixed opinions about how and when Hillary Clinton should concede. Adonza Anderson, a school administrator from Brooklyn, would like to ...


Clinton 'open' to VP spot

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton told colleagues she would consider joining Barack Obama as his running mate. According to news reports, earlier this afternoon, while speaking to local elected officials by conference call, Clinton answered a question about being on a ticket with Obama by saying, ...


State's Efforts to Regulate Doctors' Conduct Stalling

Sunday, June 01, 2008

New York's efforts to regulate doctors' professional conduct have stalled over the last 12 years, according to health care advocates. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

An analysis by the New York Public Interest Research Group says the number of actions taken against doctors by state authorities ...


GOP Fundraiser Draws Cheney, Giuliani

Friday, May 30, 2008

Vice President Dick Cheney joined the state's top Republicans last night in a midtown hotel to rally around Sen. John McCain's presidential bid, and to raise money for his and other GOP campaigns.

Security was tight, and the applause was loud for Cheney, the keynote ...


Vice President Visits NYC

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Vice President Dick Cheney will join former Mayor Rudy Giuliani at a fundraiser for New York State Republicans in midtown this evening.

The gathering comes as New York Republicans confront a bumpy few years - the defeat of Giuliani's presidential ambitions, Mayor Bloomberg's withdrawal from ...


Top Official Criticizes Council Spending

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A top city official says if City Council members are concerned about proposed budget cuts for the coming year, they should take a closer look at the discretionary money they’re spending on community programs.

Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Frieden proposed scaling back city funding in ...


City Questions WTC Workers Lawsuits

Friday, May 23, 2008

Lawyers defending the city against charges it failed to protect World Trade Center workers say those filing suit are not as sick as they claim. In a recent brief, the city said many plaintiffs lack detailed medical records. Lawyer David Worby says that information is ...


City Unveils New Bike Program

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The city plans to create temporary pedestrian and bicycle-friendly boulevards this summer on a "major corridor" of Manhattan.

Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan said details for the route are still being finalized with the Police Department and will be disclosed next month.

She described the pilot program ...


NYC's Smoking Decline Continues

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The number of New York City residents who smoke declined for the sixth straight year since a smoking ban was imposed.

REPORTER: And according to newly released statistics, the drop was even more rapid over the last year in Staten Island, which has traditionally lagged behind ...


FDNY Has Fewer EMTs

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Fire Department is heading into summer with fewer Emergency Medical Technicians.

About 120 positions are unfilled, as EMT's and potential EMT's have taken jobs in other parts of the city workforce or in other cities altogether. Union Spokesman Robert Unger says the fire department will ...


New Measures Crack Down on Doctors

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Governor Paterson has announced a series of measures to increase oversight of the medical establishment. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Under the proposed law, the Office for Professional Medical Conduct would be expected to monitor doctors more aggressively.

Health plans and insurers would be required to inform ...


Bedbugs Spotted in Subway System

Friday, May 09, 2008

Lots of New Yorkers are grossed out following reports of bedbugs in the subway, but should you really be surprised? Like other critters, bedbugs go where the food is.

Lou Sorkin, an insect expert at the American Museum of Natural History, says people unknowingly bring bedbugs ...


Clinic Closes on Staten Island

Monday, April 28, 2008

Richmond University Medical Center says it can no longer afford the rent for a primary care center in the Clifton Neighborhood of Staten Island.

A spokesman says patients will now have to go to the main campus, 3.5 miles away.

The Clifton center was accessible by Staten ...


Marchers Protest Corzine's Plan to Shut Parks

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

About 300 people marched on the New Jersey Statehouse Wednesday to protest Gov. Corzine's plans to close state parks.

He has proposed closing nine state parks and partially closing others to save $4.5 million. The plan is among $2.7 billion in cuts sought by Corzine amid ...


Developer to Turn Bronx Landmark to Commercial Complex

Monday, April 21, 2008

Soldiers heading off to World War I passed through the Kingsbridge Armory in the north Bronx. Now, it's slated to hold stores, restaurants, a multiplex and a seasonal farmers’ market.

The city's Economic Development Corporation announced a deal with the Manhattan-based "Related Companies," one of the ...


Extreme Commuters Weigh In On Pennsylvania Primaries

Thursday, April 17, 2008

As Pennsylvanians get ready to go to the polls for next week's presidential primary, WNYC's Fred Mogul spoke with several of those who commute from the Keystone State to New York each day about how they think the campaign and a new president could affect ...


Judge Upholds Calorie-Posting Regulations

Thursday, April 17, 2008

A federal judge has upheld a new city health code provision that would require national chain restaurants to post calories on menus and menu boards. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: The New York State Restaurant Association challenged the regulation, saying it would be burdensome for ...