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Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul has been covering healthcare and medicine for WNYC since 2002. 

His beat has him talking to patients, healthcare providers, researchers and officials in hospitals, clinics, health agencies and labs across the region. Through a fellowship with NPR and Kaiser Health News, his stories frequently run nation-wide. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Time magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer and many other outlets. 

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, son and dog.

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Menstruation Has Its Moment in New York, Legislatively Speaking

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

New York lawmakers are riding a wave of legislative proposals to make tampons and pads more accessible — and less taboo.

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Study: Life Expectancy Gap Between Rich and Poor Narrows in New York

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Generally, people with high incomes live longer than those with low incomes.

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Weak Oversight Lets Dangerous Nurses Work in New York

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Weak regulations and bureaucratic inattention raise the question: What does it take to suspend a nurse's license in New York? 

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Every (Dead) Body Has A Story

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Medical students don’t always know who is under their scalpel.

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State Prisons Training Inmates to Administer Overdose 'Cure'

Thursday, March 24, 2016

As part of their discharge training, inmates learn to use Naloxone. But what about treatment for addiction, before drugs cause someone to overdose?

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New York's Medical Marijuana Industry is Lighting Up Slowly

Thursday, February 18, 2016

With high prices and several hurdles baked into the state law, the newly legal cannabis business isn't seeing droves of patients. And maybe that's just how the state wants it.

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Brazilian New Yorkers Not Alarmed as They Follow Zika

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Some are postponing travel plans, but others are shrugging off news reports about the spread of the virus.

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New York City Doctors Keeping an Eye Out for Zika Virus

Monday, January 25, 2016

The mosquito-borne illness has passed through the metro area, with travelers from the tropics. Now, local health officials are watching to see if it gets established locally.

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Medical Students Learn More Than Anatomy From Donated Bodies

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Despite advances in computer simulation, medical schools still widely use cadavers. And one group of students discovers there’s much to learn from the dead beyond anatomy.

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N.J. Factory Turns To Medicaid To Insure Lowest-Paid Employees

Friday, January 01, 2016

Starting Jan. 1, midsize companies must offer health insurance to their workers or risk a penalty. A firm that has already faced that problem is helping low-paid employees enroll in Medicaid, instead.

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Judge Halts New York City's Flu Vaccine Mandate for Young Children

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Bloomberg-era requirement doesn't pass legal muster, according to the ruling.

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With Renewed 9/11 Health Funding in Sight, a Cranky Victory

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Despite bipartisan support, the renewal languished for months. Ahead of the vote Friday, advocates rip political brinkmanship.

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New Jersey Obamacare Enrollments Lagging Behind 2014

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

On the last day to enroll for Jan. 1 coverage, the Garden State has a lot of catch-up to do.

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One Cop's Case for Renewing Sept. 11 Health Funds

Monday, December 14, 2015

The federal program that helps patients still suffering from the 2001 terrorist attacks has been in political play all fall, although there is momentum for a vote this week. 

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Emblem Health to Drop 750 Doctors from Network

Monday, November 30, 2015

The move by one of New York's largest insurers accelerates the shift away from traditional small medical practices to large, multi-specialty physician groups.

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Breath of Life Elusive for Queens Woman — and Many New Yorkers

Monday, November 23, 2015

While she waits for a new set of lungs, a Nepalese-American woman labors to boost New York's anemic enrollment rate of organ donors.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Patients on State Insurance Exchange in Limbo

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Health Republic was the only Obamacare plan in New York that included the highly regarded cancer hospital. Now that the plan is closing, hundreds of cancer patients are scrambling.

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Confusion And High Costs Still Hamper Obamacare Enrollment

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Recording and mixing music are Vernon Thomas' passions, but being CEO and producer of Mantree Records isn't his day job.

He's an HIV outreach worker for a county health department outside Newark, N.J. He took what was to be a full-time job in May because the gig came with ...

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Bankrupt Insurer Leaves Many New Yorkers in the Lurch

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Health Republic, the most popular plan on the New York State insurance exchange, is closing, leaving customers with less than two weeks to find new coverage or go uninsured.

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It's Year Three For Obamacare

Thursday, November 05, 2015

As the Affordable Care Act moves into its third year, a look at the somewhat abrupt shut down of the insurance co-op, Health Republic. Plus, your questions as open enrollment begins.

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