Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Extra Training for City Cops on Dealing with the Emotionally Disturbed

Monday, September 29, 2008

All 445 members of the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit will receive updated training on dealing with the emotionally disturbed over the next few days.

REPORTER: The move comes less than a week after a member of the elite group used a taser stun-gun on a Brooklyn ...


Community Concerned Over Taser Death

Friday, September 26, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg and police officials are trying to placate concerns that the NYPD is not equipped to deal with the mentally ill. It follows the death of a man who fell from a ledge outside his apartment building after an officer used a stun gun ...


City's Hypertension Rates Lower Than Rest of U.S.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Despite New York City’s reputation as a pressure cooker, its residents have less hypertension than the rest of the country. That’s according to a new study published by the Health Department. But as WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports, officials say the study also highlights the need ...


Poll Shows Races Tighten for Control of State Senate

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The chamber is currently split, 31-to-30. A two-vote swing would give Democrats their first State Senate majority in more than four decades.

The Siena poll focuses on six races. One of the tightest in the state is in the Ozone Park area of Queens, between 10 ...


City's Poor Lack Proper Medical Attention

Monday, September 22, 2008

In certain city neighborhoods, one in three residents has a hard time finding a primary care doctor, one in five has difficulty locating a pediatrician and one in two has trouble getting a dentist.

City officials announced the findings as part of their ongoing effort to ...


City Making Progress in the Fight Against Rats

Sunday, September 21, 2008

City officials say they're doing a better job exterminating rats. In pilot program that began in the Bronx last year, exterminators go from building to building to find the rodents, instead of concentrating on water catchment areas. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports on how it’s going.



Flu Shots Not So Popular

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Bloomberg Administration says fewer seniors are choosing to get flu shots, even though local, state and federal officials keep encouraging them to do so. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Flu can be potentially fatal among the very young, very old and chronically ill. Five ...


Brooklyn Hospital Doctors Seek Independence

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Doctors from Long Island College Hospital, in Brooklyn, are trying to win independence from a parent company they say wants to shut down the maternity ward and sell off property to stay afloat. Both sides are appealing to the state Health Department to restructure the ...


City Will be 20% Seniors by 2030

Monday, September 15, 2008

The city is predicting 20 percent of its population will be senior citizens by 2030 and it's working now to get ready.

REPORTER: Jo Ivey Boufford, head of the New York Academy of Medicine, says the city doesn't necessarily need to provide many new programs, just ...


Obesity a Growing Problem for City's Mentally Ill

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Mental health experts are growing concerned about how much their patients weigh.

REPORTER: They're meeting with service providers in the city Saturday to discuss a new report, that says obesity is one of the main health problems for the mentally ill. The report's co-author, Dr. James ...


Laura Bush Addresses Service Summit

Friday, September 12, 2008

Leaders from the business, nonprofit and political worlds convened today in New York City as part of the ServiceNation summit. First Lady Laura Bush recalled the days following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and said it was a time that inspired national service.

BUSH: From the ...


City to Station STD Specialists at Large Hospitals

Friday, September 12, 2008

New York's Health Department wants to put more specialists in sexually transmitted diseases in some of the city's largest hospitals. The goal is to reach out to the partners of newly diagnosed HIV patients. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports.

REPORTER: Researchers in a recent study say specialists ...


9/11 Families Meet President Clinton

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Families who lost loved ones on Sept. 11, 2001, got to bend former President Bill Clinton's ear about a scholarship fund that he helped set up... but which they say isn't working. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

So far, nearly 1,000 students have gotten awards, and ...


Looking Back on 9/11

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Family members and loved ones of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, gathered yesterday to get an update on the memorial, learn about the latest in DNA identification efforts, and find out about treatment programs for those who remain sick from the aftermath of ...


911 To Accept Crime Photos, Videos from Public

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The city's hoping that anyone who takes photos with a cell phone or camera will pitch in to fight crime and help with emergencies. Mayor Bloomberg today announced a new N.Y.P.D. program to accept images from callers through the 911 system. He says people should ...


Camera Phones Give Tipsters New Ammo

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Potholes. Trash-filled vacant lots. Hit and run accidents. Crimes in progress. These are some of the things Mayor Bloomberg wants pedestrians to snap with their cell phones or cameras and send into the city, via the 311 and 911 systems. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.



State Republicans Say McCain Can Win New York

Friday, September 05, 2008

Local Republicans say they’re going to bring the energy home from the Twin Cities to their very Democratic state and persuade New Yorkers to vote for John McCain.

REPORTER: They believe McCain has broad, non-partisan appeal to Democrats even after a week of being portrayed as ...


Local GOP Looks to Bring Convention Energy Home

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Local New York delegates in St. Paul for the Republican convention say they're going to bring the energy home from the Twin Cities to their very Democratic state, and persuade it to vote for Sen. John McCain. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

They believe McCain has ...


NY Delegates Subdued at RNC

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Local delegates at the Republican Convention say it's been an emotional roller-coaster as they alternate between concern for the residents of the Gulf Coast area and pleasure at having an opportunity to gather and cheer on the candidacy of John McCain.

Convention-goers were generally reserved Monday ...


Republicans Scale Back Convention Plans in Wake of Gustav

Monday, September 01, 2008

The GOP convention is finally underway and off to a muted start, as a result of Hurricane Gustav. Convention delegates are on the floor of the XCel Energy Center going over the official business required at these conventions — nominating their candidates, and approving a ...