Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

State Hires Controversial Company

Friday, September 21, 2007

A company recently hired by New York state is under fire from the Connecticut Attorney General’s office. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Earlier this year, New York awarded Virginia-based Maximus, Incorporated, a 5 year contract to detect Medicaid fraud. This week, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal ...


Clinton's Healthcare Plan Leans On Former Foes

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Almost 15 years after trying and failing to overhaul federal healthcare policy, Hillary Clinton has released a plan she says will provide coverage to nearly 50 million uninsured Americans -- while preserving quality and keeping down costs. The proposal relies heavily on existing insurance companies ...


Clinton Delivers Major Policy Speech in Iowa

Monday, September 17, 2007

Senator Clinton is in Iowa today, where she is expected to release the official health care policy for her campaign. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Clinton has been campaigning since January, and health care reform is a key part of her standard stump speech, like ...


Hillary Clinton Tries to Win-Over Skeptics

Friday, September 07, 2007

Hillary Clinton is trying to replicate nationwide what she’s done in two New York senate elections: win-over enough skeptics to tip the scales in her favor. Like any candidate, she knows there are just some voters you’re never going to persuade -- voters like Ray ...


9/11 Workers Suffered From PTSD

Thursday, August 30, 2007

The widest study to date suggests one in eight rescue and recovery workers still suffered psychological distress years after September 11th. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more. Earlier reports looked at specific groups, such as firefighters. The study published in the latest issue of the American ...


New Law to Help Schools Crack the Nut

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Nurses in city schools had more than 5,000 visits last year from students with mild or severe reactions to food. Recently, Governor Spitzer signed a bill that takes hopes to improve how schools identify, accommodate and treat children with food allergies. WNYC's Fred Mogul has ...


MTA Update

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

WNYC reporter Fred Mogul on the status of the transit system.


Cinematic Dentistry -- That's Entertainment!

Monday, August 06, 2007

Video monitors have been steadily spreading to more and more corners of modern life: to treadmills at the gym, seat-backs in airplanes, and back-seats in cars. Washington Heights resident Leah Gelpe recently found they've spread to another seat, too. (Produced by Fred Mogul and Paul ...


Lawmakers Try to Curb Infections in Hospitals

Friday, August 03, 2007

New Jersey lawmakers are hoping a new healthcare regulation will reduce the number of infections patients contract in hospitals. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: The American hospital setting accounts for an estimated 1.7 million infections and almost 100,000 deaths each year. Today, Governor Corzine signed ...


Legislation to Cut Down Number of Hospital Infections

Thursday, August 02, 2007

New Jersey lawmakers are hoping a new healthcare regulation will reduce the number of infections patients contract in hospitals. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more. REPORTER: In American hospitals alone, healthcare settings account for an estimated 1.7 million infections and almost 100-thousand deaths each year.

REPORTER: Today, ...


The Hillary Generation and Its Discontents

Friday, July 27, 2007

Senator Clinton is currently leading her rivals for Democratic presidential nomination. And her margin is even wider among women than men. Many voters, of course, remain undecided. . . .And among those are a group of women Clinton has always had trouble reaching. WNYC’s Fred ...


9/11 Health Programs Don't Meet Needs

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Programs for 9/11 workers are not meeting the demand for screening and treatment, according to a new report by the federal Government Accountability Office. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: The GAO says screening examinations and other specialty diagnostic procedures were temporarily halted last year and ...


Skepticism Surrounds Steam Blast Cleanup

Friday, July 20, 2007

Cleanup workers around Grand Central are taking extra precautions after debris samples from Wednesday's steam pipe explosion showed the presence of asbestos. So far, air samples show no signs of the carcinogen.

But not everyone believes that. Joining us now to discuss that skepticism and the ...


Religious Visa Program Riddled with Fraud

Friday, July 06, 2007

The Department of Homeland Security says a religious workers visa program is riddled with fraud and officials want to impose stricter rules. Hindus and other religious groups are worried this means the US won’t let in enough people to work in their temples and other ...


Manny's Law, Designed to Help Uninsured, Gets Update

Friday, June 29, 2007

New York's Health Department says hospitals need to work harder to provide financial aid to uninsured patients. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Last year, Albany passed “Manny’s Law,” named after an uninsured Nassau County man who died after being turned away by St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital and ...


Former EPA Head Delivers Post-9/11 Testimony

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Former Environmental Protection Agency head Christine Todd Whitman says the EPA urged workers at the World Trade Center site to use protective gear even after giving an "all-clear" for the air quality in Lower Manhattan. Whitman testified before a House subcommittee yesterday about her agency's ...


Former EPA Administrator To Testify

Monday, June 25, 2007

Christine Todd Whitman is set to testify today before a House sub-committee investigating post-9/11 events. There have been about a half-dozen hearings about the impact of the attacks on public health and the environment. But this is the first one to feature the former head ...


City Holds "Transfat School" for Restaurants

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Restaurants and other food providers have less than a week before the city’s ban on transfats kicks in. To help them get ready the Health Department has offered a website and telephone help line. This past week, the department also held its first “transfat school,” ...


Smoking Rates Drop in NYC

Friday, June 22, 2007

Five years after the first anti-smoking measures went into place, 20% fewer city residents smoke cigarettes. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Smoking has declined nationally over the last decade, but in many places, the drop has leveled off. About 21% of Americans smoke. In New ...


Study Faults EPA for Misleading Public About Asbestos Levels

Thursday, June 21, 2007

A new report says the Environmental Protection Agency “misled” the public regarding the presence of asbestos in Lower Manhattan apartments following 9/11. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports.

REPORTER: The EPA paid for professional cleanup of more than 4,000 apartments in the 2 years following the attacks and ...