Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

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 ...


Clinton Spoofs Sopranos for Announcement

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Senator Hillary Clinton has concluded her contest to select the song for her presidential campaign. The project tried to generate interest with technology, humor and inspiration from American Idol. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports on Clinton’s use of the Internet and the anti-climactic finale.

REPORTER: If you ...


New York Eyes Medical Marijuana Laws

Monday, June 18, 2007

Among the items to be resolved in the waning days of New York's current legislative session is whether to legalize marijuana for medical use. One bill has passed the Assembly, and there is support for some kind of new law from Governor Spitzer and senate ...


New York Can Sue Foreign Countries for Back Taxes

Friday, June 15, 2007

The US Supreme Court has ruled that New York City can use local courts to sue foreign countries for back property taxes. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Foreign countries are generally immune to lawsuits. There are some exceptions but until today, tax liens were not among ...


9/11 Study Participants Dropping Out

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

People who may have been exposed to 9/11 dust and debris have been dropping out of a long-term study to monitor health problems. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

The Health Department initially hoped to enlist hundreds of thousands of people in the World Trade Center Health Registry. ...


For Many Vets, Injuries Surface Slowly

Friday, May 25, 2007

Troops returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan face many challenges getting life back to normal -- particularly those who have suffered debilitating physical injuries. But increasingly a class with mild-but-disturbing injuries is emerging. They’re soldiers who might not seem to have been injured ...


Dust From 9/11 Contributes to Death

Thursday, May 24, 2007

The city’s Medical Examiner has admitted for the first time that exposure to World Trade Center dust contributed to a victim’s death. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Felicia Dunn-Jones was trapped in the dust cloud caused by the collapse of the first World Trade Center tower. ...


Doctor With Terror Links Convicted

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A medical doctor has been convicted in Federal Court in Manhattan of agreeing to treat injured al-Qaida fighters so they could return to Iraq to fight US troops. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Dr. Rafiq Sabir was convicted after a 3 week trial that featured testimony ...


Clinton Visits Obama's Turf

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Presidential hopeful Barack Obama has had some early success scooping up support on the turf of his main rival, Hillary Clinton. Yesterday, Clinton continued to show that she isn’t shy about seeking dollars or votes in Obama’s area. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Clinton was in ...


Decision Expected on Treatment of Mentally Ill Prisoners

Friday, April 27, 2007

A federal judge will rule today on a legal settlement that would change how New York houses mentally ill prisoners in the state’s correction facilities. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

About 1 in 8 prisoners are considered mentally ill, and many spend weeks at a time ...


Clinton Fundraiser Brings Crowds

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

More than 1,500 people ponied up $100 or more last night at a rally for Hillary Clinton at the Hudson River Warehouse Piers. WNYC’s Fred Mogul was there.

It was casual, it was loud, and it only lasted about half an hour. Rock ’n’ roll and ...


Senator Clinton Returns to New York

Monday, April 23, 2007

After a weekend of coffee shops and high school gymnasiums in Iowa, Senator Hillary Clinton returns to New York today. She’ll be speaking about poverty with union workers - before heading to a major fundraiser. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Clinton has been downplaying the closing ...


'Rat' Health Inspector Resigns

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Health Department inspector who allowed a rat-infested fast-food restaurant to remain open has resigned. The move came as city officials recommended an overhaul of the restaurant inspection program. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

A report released Monday by the city’s Department of Investigations outlined how ...


Should NYC’s At Risk Men Get Circumcised?

Friday, April 06, 2007

The city Health Department is considering recommending that certain men get circumcised in order to slow the spread of HIV-AIDS. The move comes after research in Africa showed circumcised men had a 60% lower chance of becoming infected. WNYC's Fred Mogul joins us now.


Climate Change Challenging for Regional Flora and Fauna

Monday, April 02, 2007

Hawks in Central Park. Beavers in the Bronx River. Seals under the Verrazanno. Thanks to cleaner water and fewer pollutants, many animal species either are appearing in the region for the first time or returning after a long absence. But local wildlife is also facing ...