Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Religious Schools Lead the Vaccine Opt-Out List

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

In dozens of schools around metropolitan New York, more than 10 percent of students are unvaccinated for measles.

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City Hospitals Privatization Efforts Rebuffed

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The city's Health and Hospitals Corporation wants to save money by privatizing many services. But unions and their allies say dialysis is a red line HHC shouldn't cross.


It's Not Insurance, but Maybe It's a Start

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A new program for the uninsured provides unlimited primary care and wellness visits for $50 a month. But will it shield them from medical catastrophe?


Donations Stream In For Slain New York City Police Officers

Friday, December 26, 2014

A foundation that supports first responders killed in the line of duty says it will take over the mortgages of the two New York City police officers killed last week as donations begin to come in.


Police Use New Law to Charge MTA Driver in Pedestrian Death

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The new version of Failure to Yield is only a criminal misdemeanor — but activists say that still has more teeth than merely getting a traffic infraction.

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Freelancers Union Outsources Insurance

Friday, December 19, 2014

Some 22,000 members must decide whether to use Freelancers' new partner, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, or shop around for a better Obamacare plan by Saturday's deadline.


NY Outlines New Medical Marijuana Regulations

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Twenty dispensaries around the statewide will have prices controlled by Albany.


Too Little, Too Late For Many New Yorkers Seeking Hospice

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Evidence shows hospice care can extend life and save money, but only if patients and doctors dare ask for the help. One New Yorker said hospice gave her back life at peace, pain subdued.

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Poor, Distracted and Drugged: Medicaid Kids with ADHD Likelier to be on Prescription Meds

Thursday, December 11, 2014

About 67 percent of New York kids with ADHD are receiving medication in New York. But among those on Medicaid, it's more than 90 percent. 


Nine Hours on a Gurney at New York Presbyterian

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Local residents, nurses and doctors voice complaints about wait times and other problems at New York Presbyterian's hospitals in northern Manhattan.

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Seeking to be 'Strategic' While Marching and Disrupting

Friday, December 05, 2014

During a second night of citywide protests against the Garner grand jury decision, organizers said they support the spontaneous demonstrations but are also asking, 'What's next?'


In New York, Video Chat Trumps Quarantine To Combat TB

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Ebola isn't the first dangerous microbe to spur calls for quarantine in American cities. But as New York City's experience with drug-resistant tuberculosis suggests, isolation isn't always best.


Two Small NYC-area Hospitals on Standby for Ebola

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Previously unspecified, two of the facilities in the region that would receive Ebola patients are small community hospitals.


FDA: Celibate Gay Men Might Be Able To Donate Blood

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Gay men in the U.S. cannot donate blood. Scientists say advances in screening make that unnecessary — but to reduce risk they should be celibate. Advocates say that's poppycock.

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HIV Continues to Drop in NYC, But Pockets Resist Progress

Monday, December 01, 2014

The good news: a 25-percent decline from 2009-2013. The bad news: an uptick in drug-resistant strains and a drop in partner notification and testing.


Organizing, Improvising Marches and Shutdowns around NYC

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Leaders say demonstrations this week are looking ahead to the grand jury decision on Eric Garner's death at hands of NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo.

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Listen: Times Square Protesters

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Chanting "Hands up, don't shoot," protesters expressed anger over Monday's decision not to indict a police officer who killed an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo.


Listen: Union Square Crowd Reaction to Ferguson Verdict

Monday, November 24, 2014

Those gathered in anticipation of the grand jury decision erupted in chants after learning there would be no indictment for Officer Wilson, who shot an unarmed, black, 18-year-old.


Small Business Yawns for Obamacare

Monday, November 24, 2014

To insure 1 million New Yorkers by 2016, Albany is counting on small businesses to lift a heavy load. So far, only 10,000 New Yorkers have enrolled. 


Doing the Math for Obamacare, Year Two

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Three New Yorkers who signed up for coverage this past year will need to read the fine print if they want to maintain their coverage and contain costs.

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