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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:

Nursing Home Residents Often Mistreat Each Other: Report

Monday, June 13, 2016

Oversight of nursing homes has long focused on preventing and detecting abuse by staff members. But a new study finds one in five residents suffers aggression from fellow residents.

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Far from the Tropics, the Zika Toll Slowly Grows

Friday, June 10, 2016

Local health centers field constant questions about Zika — which translates to thousands of tests and hundreds of confirmed infections.

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Time to Prep Teens for HIV PrEP?

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Many public health experts — and some lawmakers — want to make it easier for minors to get Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, a drug regimen that protects against HIV.

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Over 140 Patients Test Positive for Zika Virus in NYC Region

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

All of the cases of Zika virus found in the New York City area involved people who traveled to Latin America and other places the mosquito culprit is common.

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VP Biden to Elite Cancer Centers: 'Play Better in the Sandbox'

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Charged with a "moon shot" to overhaul how medical and scientific institutions conduct cancer research, Biden called on Memorial Sloan Kettering and others to collaborate more.

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Beth Israel Downsizing Adds to Major Cutbacks by NYC Hospitals

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Mount Sinai Beth Israel will cut its bed capacity from over 800 to 70, when it moves into a new facility, and local officials say this will strain an already overburdened system.  

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Another NYC Hospital to Disappear: Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mount Sinai Beth Israel will become the 20th shuttered hospital in the city since 2000. Its parent network says it will be replaced by a different kind of health complex.

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From the Principal's Office: A Storytelling Slam

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

New York City principals shared personal stories about their work and memories of their own student days.
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Complication Rate Climbing for Pregnancy and Delivery in NYC

Monday, May 23, 2016

"Mortality" — death during childbirth — is relatively rare. But "severe morbidity," serious pregnancy and delivery complications, is much more frequent.

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New York Aims To Become The Next State To Toss The Tampon Tax

Monday, May 16, 2016

If 2015 was the year of the period, 2016 may be the year when women have to pay less for sanitary supplies, or even get them for free. Some state, local and federal legislators are pushing for change.

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President Obama Delivers Pointed Commencement Address at Rutgers

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The president criticized the rhetoric of the 2016 election season at New Jersey's largest public university, which celebrates its 250th anniversary this year.

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Eat Less, Exercise More...and Plug your Arteries?

Thursday, May 12, 2016

While the conversation about dieting treats hunger as an impulse to suppress with willpower, some researchers are trying to reverse-engineer the signals that make people want to eat.

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Genomics Leader to Head Rockefeller University

Thursday, May 05, 2016

After more than 20 years at Yale, a pioneering researcher will take over one of the world's preeminent bioscience institutions.

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Researchers Explore Ways to Reduce Stress in Children

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Stress isn't just a feeling, says the Health Commissioner for New York City. It's a concrete, complicated phenomenon that affects us, all the way down to our genes.

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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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