Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Don't Drink & Ride

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Dozens of people die in the New York City subway system each year. A new study looks at who these people are, and what led to their deaths.

Between 1990 and 2003, almost 700 people died in the subway system, according to researchers at Columbia University’s ...


Does the Obesity Tax Work?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

One of the fees and taxes the governor proposed yesterday would make New Yorkers’ Pepsi, Coke or Snapple more expensive. As WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports, the so-called “obesity tax” could add some sugar to the state’s coffers, but might not subtract calories from peoples' diets.



Hospitals Brace for State Funding Cuts

Monday, December 15, 2008

Across New York, hospitals are warning of reduced service and longer wait times - as they anticipate the state budget Gov. Paterson is set to release tomorrow. But, as WNYC's Fred Mogul reports, that doesn't mean all new capitol improvement projects are being put on ...


New York Hospitals Expanding Amid Expected Cuts

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Many hospitals around New York state are expanding, even as they brace for steep spending cuts when Governor Paterson submits his 2009 budget on Tuesday. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports.

REPORTER: Almost two dozen facilities made their case before the State Hospital Review and Planning Council last ...


City Eyes Aggressive Measures on Obesity

Friday, December 12, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg and city health officials have banned trans fats and mandated calorie postings in chain restaurants. But a new report is calling for an even greater effort to fight obesity.

The Public Health Association of New York City and the CUNY Campaign Against Diabetes have ...


Surrogate Court Judge Indicted for Campaign Finance Violations

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A woman poised to become a Surrogate Court judge on January 1 has been indicted on charges of violating campaign finance laws

District Attorney Robert Morgenthau's office says Nora Anderson accepted a $225,000 loan from her former boss.

Dan Castleman, a top official in the DA's ...


Building Biotech in the Big City

Monday, December 08, 2008

INTRO: Biotech is to the 21st Century what industrial grade steel and the internal combustion engine were to the 20th Century. So says one local promoter of the high-tech business of turning genes and proteins and enzymes into drugs and therapies and medical devices. New ...


City Ambulances put Heart Attacks on Ice

Thursday, December 04, 2008

New York City ambulances will no longer automatically take heart attack patients to closest hospital. Instead, they will only go to facilities with special body-cooling units. As WNYC's Fred Mogul reports, the technology is relatively new but early research indicates a big boost in survival ...


Inside NY State's Judge Selection Process

Thursday, December 04, 2008

The state's judicial selection commission earlier this week submitted a slate of seven candidates to the governor, for him to appoint the next chief judge of the state's high court. Retiring chief judge Judith Kaye is the first woman to hold that office. All seven ...


Cool New Treatment for Cardiac Arrest

Thursday, December 04, 2008

City ambulances will be taking a new tack with patients struck by cardiac arrest. Starting next year, EMS paramedics will take many heart attack victims to certain hospitals where their bodies can be cooled down, even if those hospitals with specialized cooling equipment are farther ...


Wall Street's Payback

Monday, December 01, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg says Wall Street firms have significantly overpaid their local taxes this year, basing estimates on their much better earnings in 2007. He says the city will likely owe them back more than a billion dollars by the end of 2008.


Health Officials Defend Closure of Dental Clinics

Friday, November 21, 2008

City health officials are defending their plan to eliminate dozens of public dental clinics that serve 17,000 children.

Commissioner Thomas Frieden says the $3 million cut is necessary, because the department needs to trim the budget.

FRIEDEN: We did not make this proposal lightly. we wish we ...


Dental Clinics Vs. Anti-Smoking Ads

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The City Council is fighting back over a proposal to eliminate dozens of public dental clinics for the poor, most of them based in schools.

In hearings today, Health Commissioner Doctor Thomas Frieden said the proposal was not as dire as it may sound, because the ...


Mayor Takes on New Vice: Salt

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

First it was cigarettes. Then trans-fats. Now, Mayor Bloomberg is targeting salt shakers. Well, some of them. Speaking at a food policy conference at Columbia University today, the mayor says he and Health Commissioner Doctor Thomas Frieden are putting together a plan to reduce salt ...


Brooklyn Hospital Told to Keep Serving Babies and Children

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Brooklyn hospital will continue delivering babies and caring for children. Long Island College Hospital provoked a community uproar by trying to shut down maternity, pediatric and other departments to cut costs. State health officials now say those facilities must remain open. WNYC’s Fred Mogul ...


Vaccine Slashes Diarrheal Illness in Children

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A relatively new vaccine appears to be succeeding at protecting children against a virus responsible for widespread and virulent childhood illness. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Few people have heard of rotavirus, but it's the source of dangerous diarrhea that lands more children under age ...


Ballot Counting Continues in Queens Senate Race

Friday, November 14, 2008

Alaska and Minnesota are not the only sites for senatorial recounts. Election workers are still pouring over ballots in a too-close-to-call state senate race in Queens. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: After double-checking the machine votes over the course of the last week, about 500 ...


UFT Chief Slams Governor's Budget Outline

Thursday, November 13, 2008

While Governor Paterson calls them "spending reductions," unions and community groups say the budget cutting plan he outlined yesterday will hurt the working class and the poor. Speaking on the steps of City Hall yesterday, teachers union chief Randi Weingarten said slowing the growth in ...


Advocates Push Stem Cell Research Funding

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

With New York state leaders slashing the budget to shrink the deficit, many programs are in jeopardy. Here’s what it could mean for the $600 million fund for stem cell research.

REPORTER: President Elect Obama’s transition chief, John Podesta, said the new administration would likely reverse ...


Dems Take Control of NY State Senate

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

New York’s last bastion of Republican control -- the State Senate -- has become a Democratic power base, along with the Assembly and Governorship. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Two long-serving Republicans lost, two vacant seats split, two other races remained too close to call, and ...