Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Mandatory Meningitis Vaccination Could Come to New York

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New Jersey, Indiana, Louisiana and a handful of states already require it for middle and high school. A pair of New York legislators want New York to join the list.


Cuomo's HIV Panel Getting Restless for an Action Plan

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Advocates and experts recruited by the governor offered dozens of ways New York could help stop the HIV-AIDS epidemic. Four months later, they're still waiting for specific plans.


Report: Assembly Speaker Profited from Mother's Embezzlement

Monday, April 20, 2015

In a plea deal, Carl Heastie's mother was to sell family property to repay the non-profit workplace, where she stole money. She died soon after, and he ignored judge's order.

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Stringer: City Shelters Harming Animals

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Although some long-term management problems have been fixed, the City Comptroller finds municipal shelters still rife with poor record-keeping — and ripe with odors.


Medical Students Jump In To Help The Uninsured

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Nearly 1 million New York City residents are still uninsured. Rather than go to emergency rooms or city hospitals, some get free care from students in medical school.


Public School Parents Largely True Believers in Vaccination

Monday, April 06, 2015

In New York State, you must make a religious declaration to exempt your child from legally-required vaccines. In the city, WNYC found relatively few public school parents seek waivers.

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Where New York City Kids Are Not Getting Vaccinated

Friday, April 03, 2015

WNYC is the first to obtain access to vaccination rates in the largest public school system in the U.S. And now, you can look them up.

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Airliner Skids Off Snowy Runway At LaGuardia Airport

Thursday, March 05, 2015

A few passengers were injured when an airliner skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Thursday. A snow storm is disrupting air travel in the region.


City Schools Aspire To Up Their 'PROSE'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Chancellor Carmen Fariña (on left) visits Brooklyn to encourage other schools to follow a new teaching model.
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LIRR Train Hits SUV in Crossing

Monday, March 02, 2015

Unlike last month's crash in Westchester, the Nassau County incident left only one woman injured.

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Pols March in Sunnyside 'St. Pat's for All' Parade in the Snow

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Mayor de Blasio and other politicians came to celebrate the tribute to diversity founded 16 years ago.


Queens Lawmakers Push Back Against Bridge Toll Proposal

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Assemblyman David Weprin and State Senator Tony Avella want to head off at the pass a proposal to make drivers pay for the Queensborough, Williamsburg and Brooklyn Bridges.


City Takes New Tack Regulating Ultra-Orthodox Circumcision

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Health officials have linked oral suction to 17 cases of infant herpes since 2000.

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Med School Students Chip in to Help Uninsured Left Behind by Obamacare

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Almost 1 million New York City residents are still uninsured. Rather than go to emergency rooms or city hospitals, some of them get free care from medical school students.


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.