Fred Mogul has been covering healthcare and medicine for WNYC since 2002.
His beat takes him to hospitals, community clinics, doctors offices, health agencies, and research labs across the metropolitan area. His work has appeared on NPR and in The New York Times, Time magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer, among others.
His first work in radio was at WFCR in western Massachusetts during college, and he then worked as a staff reporter and free-lance writer for newspapers, magazines, and wire services. He also produced historical, public affairs and health documentaries and shows for public and cable television, before circling back to public radio at WHYY and WRTI in Philadelphia. Raised in Westchester County, he has also lived in Israel, Hong Kong, Washington, D.C., Kansas and Nebraska. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, daughter and dog.
Thirty people who have handled fish from Chinatown markets in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan have contracted skin lesions, and health officials are warning New Yorkers handling raw fish to wear waterproof gloves to combat infection with a rare bacteria known as Mycobacterium marinum, or M. marinum.
A new auction for cash-strapped LICH in Cobble Hill asks bidders to preserve as many medical services as possible, including a full-service E-R, intensive care, and at least 100 beds.
Governor Cuomo says several struggling Brooklyn hospitals will be receiving an infusion of federal healthcare funding – but Long Island College Hospital, or LICH, will not be one of them.
Cuomo on Friday outlined some of the ways the state will spend $8 billion dollars it's been lobbying for over ...
After a year and a half of lobbying and public pleading, New York is set to receive $8 billion in federal healthcare funding over the next five years to bolster struggling hospitals and help improve medical services across the state.
The specifics of the agreement between Albany and Washington are ...
When the snow falls on city sidewalks, so do people — and at least some of them end up in the ER.
About 55,000 New Jersey residents have signed up for coverage under the federal health insurance exchange, and about one in four of them are in the much-sought-after 18-to-34-year-old age category, according to newly released figures from the federal Health and Human Services Department.
Experts in the Garden State say the ...
With two Brooklyn hospitals teetering on the brink of insolvency, Gov. Cuomo used his budget address this week to reiterate a plea for $10 billion in federal aid. But will it be enough to fix New York's hospital infrastructure?
A former Lutheran Hospital surgeon and Staten Island resident is moving back to New York to lead the country’s largest public hospital system.
Dr. Ram Raju spent two years at the helm of Cooks County Health and Hospitals System in Chicago. It is the third largest public hospital network in ...
Experts say the Affordable Care Act health exchanges so far appear to be attracting the people they were set up to serve — those with too much money to qualify for Medicaid but not enough money to buy insurance.
Newly released figures show roughly two-thirds of people using the exchange qualify for federal subsidies.
State senators on Monday grilled the state official in charge of the New York state health exchange – and they got an earful from consumers, doctors, insurers, brokers and advocates.
Several members of the Senate Health Committee relayed complaints from their constituents on everything from lack of Spanish translation to ...
Last weekend, Rob Cuillo had a severe stomach bug, and began thinking it might be time for a trip to the emergency room near his home in Ronkonkoma.
“I was sick as a dog, puking my brains out,” he said. “I was so dehydrated, I was thinking if this goes ...
As millions of people get healthcare coverage through the Medicaid expansion, will there be enough doctors to go around? WNYC reporters Jessica Gould and Fred Mogul discuss this change through the Affordable Care Act, as well as the news today (reported in Science) that when Medicaid expanded in Oregon, emergency room use went up -- not down.
Doctors: do you accept Medicare/Medicaid? Why or why not? And patients: are you finding doctors that do accept Medicare/Medicaid? Call in and tell us at 212-433-9692, or leave your comment below.
New Year's Day marks the first day healthcare coverage takes effect under the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals, clinics and doctors say they are expecting to see a gradual uptick of new patients, rather than a flood, in the days ahead.
There were 26 bills—a record, according to Council Speaker Christine Quinn–but most were foregone conclusions.
Err on the safe side.
That’s what one of the main arguments against e-cigarettes boils down to.
Want insurance coverage in place for New Year's Day, 2014? Time is running out, so here's what you need to do.
New York State has pulled back the curtain on hospital expenses. A new database shows what each hospital across the state charges for 1,400 different procedures, and what the “real costs” are at each place.
Dr. Mary T. Basset is the new commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Rose Pierre-Louis will lead the Office to Combat Domestic Violence.
Anthony Shorris, the man appointed by mayor-elect Bill de Blasio to oversee the administration's day-to-day operations, at different times has managed large-scale hospital repairs following Sandy, the World Trade Center redevelopment at Ground Zero, and one of the city’s biggest public housing initiatives in decades.
In Albany, state officials and contractors say the New York health insurance exchange—which slowed to a crawl when the website launched in early October—can handle whatever crowds arrive online in the coming weeks.