Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

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. ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Mayor: Not All First Responders to Get Settlement from City

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Mayor Bloomberg today confirmed the city is talking to plaintiffs attorneys. They’re seeking claims for more than 9-thousand people who say they were injured during rescue, recovery and cleanup efforts after the World Trade Center attacks.

REPORTER: Bloomberg said looking for a settlement is natural in ...


City Schools Exclude Fewer Unvaccinated Students

Sunday, October 14, 2007

City education officials say they're gradually whittling down the number of students excluded from schools because they haven't had their immunizations. WNYC's Fred Mogul reports.

Almost all parents manage to comply with state law and get their kids vaccinated, but there are always some who don't. ...


City, Port Authority Weigh in on 9/11 Lawsuits

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The city and the Port Authority say they should be immune from lawsuits related to thousands of post-9/11 health claims. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

In federal appeals court yesterday, attorneys for the city and Port Authority asked a panel of judges to dismiss more than ...


Spitzer on Chemo for Immigrants

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

If the federal government won't pay, New York state will. That's the word from Governor Spitzer who says the state will pay for illegal immigrants' chemotherapy. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Many hospitals treat illegal immigrants for a variety of ailments. Through “emergency Medicaid,” some ...


Governor Defends Illegal Immigrant’s Right to Health Care

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Governor Spitzer says the Bush administration was wrong to overrule a state policy that used federal emergency Medicaid funds to pay for chemotherapy for illegal immigrants. They are only eligible for Medicaid on an emergency basis.

REPORTER: The Bush administration says that excludes cancer treatment, but ...