Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

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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Obamacare Year Two: Can NY Sustain Coverage Gains?

Friday, November 14, 2014

About 1 million people got health plans in year one of the Affordable Care Act cutting in half the number of uninsured. The state estimates 350,000 more will get covered in 2015.

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When We Quarantine — And When We Don't

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Around 10,000 Americans have tuberculosis, including hundreds in the metro area. Almost all are closely monitored. Only a handful are forcefully quarantined.


New Yorkers Flock to Flu Shots

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Are they buying the mayor's message the vaccine can help with the Ebola fight, indirectly, or is it just much more widely available?


New York's Disease Detectives Hit The Street In Search Of Ebola

Monday, October 27, 2014

When a New York City doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, the epidemiologists knew just what to do: search the city for potential contacts.It's a gig they perform daily with far more contagious diseases.


To Quarantine or Not To Quarantine

Monday, October 27, 2014

After a barrage of criticism over mandatory quarantines, Governors Cuomo and Christie are grappling with how to handle travelers returning home from Ebola-stricken countries.

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Disease Detectives Trace Doctor's Recent Moves

Thursday, October 23, 2014

City officials are fighting a dual threat in light of the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York: the spread of the virus and potential panic.  

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NJ Hospitals Designated to Take Ebola Patients, if They Come

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On the same day University Hospital gets — and discharges — another false case of Ebola, Governor detailed the state's readiness plans.


New Airport Ebola Screening: How It Works

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The U.S. is now limiting entry to the U.S. for people from Ebola-affected nations and they'll soon have to self-monitor for symptoms.
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