Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Local Pakistani-Americans See Smooth Transition Following Resignation

Monday, August 18, 2008

Local Pakistani-Americans are discussing the country’s future, following the resignation of Pervez Musharraf.

REPORTER: The now ex-president has said he has no plans to leave Pakistan. But Brooklyn bodega manager Bobby Sheikh says he and family members back home believe the former Army general should go ...


Bloomberg Calls for Feds to Boost Infrastructure Improvements

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York and other urban areas will have to curtail short-haul air travel and beef up inter-city train travel. A group of mayors met today to discuss infrastructure needs.

They want the federal government to overhaul the country’s roads, bridges, water systems ...


Medicaid Cuts Eyed in Fiscal Crisis

Monday, August 11, 2008

Gov. David Paterson says the state needs to reduce spending by a billion dollars this year. Despite tense budget negotiations in April, the governor says the fiscal crisis leaves the state with a broad deficit. More than half of his cuts would come from Medicaid ...


City Council Wades into Religious Feud

Monday, July 14, 2008

The City Council has waded into a longstanding feud between factions of the city’s largest Hasidic group.

A group called UJ-CARE, a newcomer to community service in Williamsburg, was allocated $200,000 for the new fiscal year. The relatively large figure is angering a rival, the veteran ...


Bloomberg Wants 9/11 Health Chief Rehired

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg today joined the chorus of local leaders protesting last week's firing of Washington's point man on World Trade Center health issues.

Bloomberg praised John Howard for having a thorough knowledge of the situation - and for being an advocate for federal funding of ...


Health Dept. Launches Online Space for Teens

Monday, July 07, 2008

Teens that are depressed, stressed or involved in violent relationships have a new friend online -- the city Health Department.

Officials are launching a new Web site called "NYC Teen Mind Space." It features fictional characters, each with a page on the Web site MySpace.

They all ...


Community and City Government React to Brooklyn Hospital Death

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Many of us have seen the dramatic video released this week: A woman lying on the floor in an emergency room in Brooklyn who collapsed and died after staff members apparently ignored her for about an hour. The scene is captured by a security camera, ...


Keep The Canoli, Drop The Trans Fat

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Your morning muffin might be dense or it might be fluffy, but starting today, it will have to be trans fat-free in New York City. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Since last year, deep-fat fryers have been required to be rid of the artery-clogging artificial ...


HIV Testing Program Launches in the Bronx

Thursday, June 26, 2008

New York City is encouraging every adult in the Bronx to get tested for HIV. Although more people have HIV and AIDS in Manhattan, more die of AIDS in the Bronx, suggesting that it's being discovered too late to treat effectively. Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas ...


Opponents Attempt to Block Recognition of Gay Marriage

Monday, June 23, 2008

Opponents of gay marriage told a state appellate court today that state and county elected official have no authority to recognize same-sex unions from other states and foreign countries.

WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Gov. David Paterson announced the order this month, and a legal challenge ...


Lawmakers Approve State Home Health Aide Registry

Sunday, June 22, 2008

A plan to create a statewide registry of home health aides has won legislative approval in Albany . WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: They’re one of the fastest growing labor markets in the service economy. But the home health industry in New York has also ...


More Community Programs Feel Budget Pinch

Monday, June 16, 2008

City funding may be jeopardized for more community organizations than originally expected, as the mayor’s office and city council members continue negotiating on the 2009 budget. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Council Speaker Christine Quinn already put the kibosh on new member initiatives, following disclosures ...


Smokers Calling it Quits After Latest Cig Tax Hike

Monday, June 16, 2008

Ten dollars for a pack of cigarettes have many smokers calling the state for help quitting.

WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Almost 10,000 people called the state's Smoker’s Quitline, the week the state's new tax took effect. That’s almost four times as many as in the same ...


9/11-Related PSD More Widespread Than Thought

Friday, June 13, 2008

A new city Health Department survey of 11,000 Lower Manhattan residents suggests post-traumatic stress disorder after 9/11 was more widespread than anticipated. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports.

About one in seven residents reported experiencing various symptoms of PTSD, including nightmares and anxieties. That percentage matched the rate ...


Officials Vow to Fix Mental Health System

Thursday, June 12, 2008

City and state officials are pledging to repair a mental health system that they say regularly fails to identify mentally ill people who are potentially violent.

WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

A panel of experts was convened last year following several high-profile criminal incidents involving the mentally ...


AG Sets Up Home Health Registry to Combat Fraud

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New York will create an Internet registry for home health aides to help combat Medicaid fraud. Home health care is one of the fastest growing parts of the health care economy.

REPORTER: Along with Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Attorney General ...


New Yorkers React to Obama Win

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

New Yorkers say they’re not surprised the Democratic primary race seems to be over without the state’s junior senator getting the presidential bid.

But they have mixed opinions about how and when Hillary Clinton should concede. Adonza Anderson, a school administrator from Brooklyn, would like to ...


Clinton 'open' to VP spot

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton told colleagues she would consider joining Barack Obama as his running mate. According to news reports, earlier this afternoon, while speaking to local elected officials by conference call, Clinton answered a question about being on a ticket with Obama by saying, ...


State's Efforts to Regulate Doctors' Conduct Stalling

Sunday, June 01, 2008

New York's efforts to regulate doctors' professional conduct have stalled over the last 12 years, according to health care advocates. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

An analysis by the New York Public Interest Research Group says the number of actions taken against doctors by state authorities ...


GOP Fundraiser Draws Cheney, Giuliani

Friday, May 30, 2008

Vice President Dick Cheney joined the state's top Republicans last night in a midtown hotel to rally around Sen. John McCain's presidential bid, and to raise money for his and other GOP campaigns.

Security was tight, and the applause was loud for Cheney, the keynote ...