Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Community and City Government React to Brooklyn Hospital Death

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Many of us have seen the dramatic video released this week: A woman lying on the floor in an emergency room in Brooklyn who collapsed and died after staff members apparently ignored her for about an hour. The scene is captured by a security camera, ...


Keep The Canoli, Drop The Trans Fat

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Your morning muffin might be dense or it might be fluffy, but starting today, it will have to be trans fat-free in New York City. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Since last year, deep-fat fryers have been required to be rid of the artery-clogging artificial ...


HIV Testing Program Launches in the Bronx

Thursday, June 26, 2008

New York City is encouraging every adult in the Bronx to get tested for HIV. Although more people have HIV and AIDS in Manhattan, more die of AIDS in the Bronx, suggesting that it's being discovered too late to treat effectively. Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas ...


Opponents Attempt to Block Recognition of Gay Marriage

Monday, June 23, 2008

Opponents of gay marriage told a state appellate court today that state and county elected official have no authority to recognize same-sex unions from other states and foreign countries.

WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Gov. David Paterson announced the order this month, and a legal challenge ...


Lawmakers Approve State Home Health Aide Registry

Sunday, June 22, 2008

A plan to create a statewide registry of home health aides has won legislative approval in Albany . WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: They’re one of the fastest growing labor markets in the service economy. But the home health industry in New York has also ...


Smokers Calling it Quits After Latest Cig Tax Hike

Monday, June 16, 2008

Ten dollars for a pack of cigarettes have many smokers calling the state for help quitting.

WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Almost 10,000 people called the state's Smoker’s Quitline, the week the state's new tax took effect. That’s almost four times as many as in the same ...


More Community Programs Feel Budget Pinch

Monday, June 16, 2008

City funding may be jeopardized for more community organizations than originally expected, as the mayor’s office and city council members continue negotiating on the 2009 budget. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Council Speaker Christine Quinn already put the kibosh on new member initiatives, following disclosures ...


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 ...