Fred Mogul

Reporter, WNYC News

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Dr. Richard Daines Appointed Health Commissioner

Thursday, January 18, 2007

The president and CEO of a Manhattan hospital has been appointed state Health Commissioner. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

Dr. Richard Daines has been head of St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center since 2002, and was previously a senior administrator there and at St. Barnabas Hospital in the ...


Number of Diabetics Appears to be Rising

Thursday, January 18, 2007

The number of diabetics appears to be rising in New York City, mirroring national trends. But new research shows that almost a third of those with the disease don’t realize they have it. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Traditionally, the Health Department has asked people ...


Terror Conspirator Sentenced Today

Monday, January 08, 2007

A man convicted of conspiring to blow up the Herald Square subway on the eve of the Republican National Convention will be sentenced in Federal Court in Brooklyn today. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

As they did during his trial, attorneys for Shahawar Matin Siraj will ...


State Health Care Foundation Awards First Grants

Saturday, January 06, 2007

After years of legal wrangling, a new health-oriented foundation has made its first grants. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.


NY and NJ Senators Call for 9/11 Health Aid

Friday, January 05, 2007

The four New York and New Jersey senators are calling for almost $2 billion in federal aid for monitoring and health care related to the aftermath of 9/11. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Senators Clinton, Schumer, Lautenberg and Menendez were joined by Senator Kennedy of Massachusetts ...


Judge Blocks Closure of Medical Center

Thursday, January 04, 2007

A district judge has ordered the state health department not to close Westchester Square Medical Center in the Bronx at least not yet. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

A lawsuit against the state was filed Wednesday on behalf of a senior center and a 64-year-old woman, ...


New Law Prohibits Overcharging Uninsured Patients

Sunday, December 31, 2006

A new state law set to take effect on January 1st will prohibit hospitals from overcharging the uninsured. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: One study found hospitals across the state charge the uninsured 2.3 times more for the same procedures than people with insurance, including ...


James Brown Public Viewing

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

James Brown will lie in repose in Harlem’s Apollo Theater before returning to his native Georgia for burial. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

The Godfather of Soul was planning to usher in 2007 with a New Years Eve show at B.B. King’s Blues Bar in Times ...


New AIDS Numbers for New York

Thursday, December 21, 2006

The city has been trying to dramatically reduce the number of people dying of AIDS by 2008, but so far, it's far behind its goal. The new figures come as the city's Health Department asked the state to ease restrictions on testing for HIV. WNYC’s ...


Verdict Hands Partial Victory to Diallo Protestors

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Demonstrators jailed in 1999 after protesting the Amadou Diallo police shooting got a partial victory in court yesterday. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

At issue was whether police had a systematic policy to lock up demonstrators. For misdemeanor arrests, the NYPD typically issues “desk appearance tickets.” ...


Teen Tummies Trimmed

Monday, December 18, 2006

As the national waistline grows larger, more people are choosing to make their stomachs smaller. They’re undergoing bariatric surgery, a category of various operations to reduce the size of the stomach or bypass it entirely. People feel full faster, eat less, and take on fewer calories. REPORTER: A growing proportion ...

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Hospital Closure Opponents Urge a Slow Down

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Opponents of the proposed hospital closures are urging lawmakers to slow things down. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: The legislature has until the end of the year to reject the recommendations, or they take effect. Opponents who testified yesterday at the Assembly Health Committee said ...


Communities Slated to Lose Hospitals Hold Hearings

Monday, December 11, 2006

Communities slated to lose hospitals get a chance to talk back today. The New York State Assembly holds hearings in the very communities that could lose their hospitals. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Officially, there would be only 9 closures state-wide out of more than 200 ...


Bodegas Take a Stand in the Snack Wars

Friday, December 08, 2006

A joint city and state program is trying to square off against the Dorito. And M&M’s. And even Jell-O. The front line in the latest Battle of the Snacks is the bodega, where city residents do much of their shopping, especially in neighborhoods poorly served ...


Conservative Jews Rule on Gay Rabbis, Same Sex Unions

Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Conservative Jewish movement, which represents about a third of affiliated American Jews, will now allow gays to become rabbis and have union ceremonies. The decision is non-binding and some traditional prohibitions were upheld. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports.

REPORTER: When it comes to gay unions, the ...


Board of Health to Vote on Trans Fat Ban

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The biggest public health initiative since the city banned smoking in bars will get a vote today. The trans fat ban is said to be for consumer's own good, but some restaurants – including major fast-food chains – think the law sets a dangerous precedent ...


NYC Becomes First to Ban Trans-Fats

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

New York has become the first city in the country to ban the use of artificial trans-fats from restaurants. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

McDonalds, Burger King and various restaurant groups oppose the measure, which was unanimously passed by the city’s Health Board. The Board likened ...


Conservative Judaism Looks at Openly Gay Rabbis

Monday, December 04, 2006

The official decision-making body of one of the largest groups of American Jews meets this week in New York to vote on whether to ordain openly gay men and women as rabbis. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

The Conservative movement’s Committee of Jewish Law and Standards ...


Commission Recommends Closing Hospitals

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Closing hospitals is about as popular a move as shutting fire stations. But a state commission says people are living in a fool’s paradise, if they think having an aging, struggling hospital nearby will help improve their healthcare. Fewer, more financially stable hospitals could do ...


Reaching Out of Poverty: Almost Homeless

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Samuel Hernandez is one of nearly a million city residents with serious mental disorders. He has lived in supervised housing for almost three years. But as of last week, he planned to check out and take his chances. The 40-year-old Hernandez grew up on Staten ...