Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

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 ...


Nurses Fight for More Money and Help

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Nurses at several area hospitals have been working without contracts since December and labor negotiations have been slow.

The nurses don’t just want more money, they want hospitals to hire more nurses to reduce the workload.

Hospitals say that staff levels are adequate and that even if ...


Pope to Visit Manhattan Synagogue

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Pope Benedict during his upcoming tour of the United States will go to a synagogue in Manhattan – only the third time a pope has visited a Jewish house of worship. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports.

Benedict visited a synagogue in Cologne, Germany, shortly after becoming pope ...


City Fights for 9/11 Compensation

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

The city’s top attorney told a Congressional panel that the federal government should re-open the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund to pay for the healthcare needs of rescue and recovery workers from the World Trade Center site.

WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports.

The city has long maintained that ...


City Opposes DOH Change

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The city is opposing a bill that would put the Health Department partly in charge of policing restaurants for labor violations.

Labor advocates and almost half the City Council support a proposed law adding fair labor practices to restaurant requirements for licensing and annual re-certification.

Restaurants ...


Cop Complaints by Tibetan Protesters Referred to Board

Friday, March 28, 2008

Police commissioner Raymond Kelly says allegations against officers during a protest for Tibetan independence have been referred to the Civilian Complaint Review Board.

In recent days, a video has surfaced on the Internet. Its narrator says the video shows police officers beating protesters, but the images ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...