Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

September 11th Case Returns to Court

Monday, December 10, 2007

Today, a federal appeals court will hear arguments on whether the federal government and former Environmental Protection Agency head Christine Todd Whitman can be sued for statements about conditions after 9/11. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

A group of 8 lower Manhattan residents, office workers and ...


Governor Returns to Health Insurance Promise

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Governor Spitzer has taken a step towards fulfilling a campaign pledge to make sure all New Yorkers have health insurance. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

The state has awarded a contract to a public policy think tank to develop a plan for achieving universal health coverage. ...


Presidential Candidate Talks Mortgage Crisis on Wall Street

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Associated Press is reporting that President Bush in the coming days will announce a banking industry deal to freeze interest rates for certain subprime mortgages. The news comes as Senator Clinton was in New York calling for similar measures to combat the credit crunch.



Spitzer Tasks Group to Draft Universal Health Coverage

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Governor Spitzer has taken a step toward fulfilling a campaign pledge of making sure all New Yorkers have health insurance. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

The state has awarded a contract to a public policy think tank to develop a plan for achieving universal health coverage. ...


Flu Shot Push Not Just for Patients, But for Caregivers, too

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

As winter arrives, so does the flu. In any number of places, you come across posters and public service announcements for flu vaccinations. Nurses with syringes rove around offices, local pharmacies schedule appointments and of course health clinics make sure anyone who wants a shot—gets ...


Downtown Kids Suffer Health Problems

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Many children exposed to World Trade Center dust developed breathing problems after September 11th. That's one finding from the city’s first research report on the health effects of the disaster on children. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

According to the report, children less than 5 years ...


Following Sen. Clinton in New Hampshire

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

With just over a month until the first votes are cast, the presidential race is hitting a new level of intensity this week with candidates criss-crossing the nation and trading barbs. This week Hillary Clinton travels to New Hampshire, South Carolina, California, Virginia, and Iowa. ...


Rabble-Rousing Republican Out-polls Rudy

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Don’t tell the local Young Republicans that the GOP primary in this state is a foregone conclusion. Yes, many support Rudy Giuliani and are excited that the former New York City mayor is a national frontrunner. But at a rowdy forum and straw poll last ...


New York Republicans Conduct Straw Poll

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The New York City Young Republicans came together last night to debate which presidential candidate deserves the GOP nomination. In a straw poll, former mayor Rudy Giuliani was not the winner. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Whoever gets the most supporters to a straw poll ...


Mayor Apologizes to Family of Detective who Died After Working at Ground Zero

Monday, November 05, 2007

Mayor Bloomberg has apologized publicly, and to the family of James Zadroga for saying the detective was "not a hero," following questions about his death after his work at Ground Zero.

REPORTER: The mayor met privately with Zadroga's father, Joseph, who says the mayor pledged to ...


Kings County Hospital Facing Another Lawsuit

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Brooklyn hospital implicated in the death of a 12-year-old middle-school student has cost the city more than any other hospital in malpractice suits. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

The mother of Omar Rivera has announced she is suing Kings County Hospital and the city of ...


Cigna Changes How Patients Select Doctors

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

One of the nation’s largest health insurers has agreed to change how it helps patients select a doctor. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Health insurers increasingly have been grading doctors. If you’re trying to choose which physician to see, and you open up the directory provided ...


Hillary Clinton's Birthday Bash

Friday, October 26, 2007

Comedian and perennial Oscars host Billy Crystal emceed a Hillary Clinton 60th Birthday Bash at the Beacon Theater last night. With rock stars on the stage and movie stars in the audience, the event raised an estimated $1.5 million. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports.

REPORTER: : Last ...


Further Crackdowns on Calorie Displays

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The city is hoping to revive its “calorie crackdown” – a law requiring chain restaurants to post nutritional information on menus and menu-boards. A federal judge last month threw out the regulation. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

The Health Department has revised the rule and will ...


DOH Tries Again with Calorie Postings

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The health department is trying once again to get fast food chains to post calories on their menu boards.

REPORTER: The city's original effort was struck down by a judge last summer, but Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Frieden says the regulation has been rewritten, and is ...


NYPD: Police Corruption Report Sees Spike in 2006

Monday, October 22, 2007

An report by the NYPD Internal Affairs Unit says wrong-doing by police has increased. The report is for the year 2006, and says arrests of officers increased from 91 to 114, or about 25 percent.

REPORTER: NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said that over the last ...


Medical Examiner Says Death Wasn’t 9/11-Related

Friday, October 19, 2007

The city medical examiner has ruled that the death of a retired police detective was not caused by exposure to toxic dust while working at ground zero. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Charles Hirsch rejected a New Jersey medical examiner's ruling that ...


Medical Examiner: World Trade Center Dust Not to Blame for Detective's Death

Friday, October 19, 2007

Medical Examiner Doctor Charles Hirsch says, “with certainty beyond doubt,” that the foreign material found in the lungs of 34-year-old NYPD Detective James Zadroga did not come from his extensive time at Ground Zero. WNYC’s Fred Mogul tells All Things Considered host Amy Eddings why ...


Port Authority To Move Forward With Tunnel Plan

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Today, the Port Authority looks at a major program it abandoned 2 years ago – a multi-billion dollar freight rail tunnel under New York harbor. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

It’s not often that cities and states turn their backs on large grants from the federal ...


New Development in 9/11 Settlement

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The city is negotiating with lawyers representing more than 9,000 people who say they were injured in rescue, recovery and cleanup operations at the World Trade Center site. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Lawyers for emergency responders, construction workers and others recently sent out a ...