Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Top Official Criticizes Council Spending

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A top city official says if City Council members are concerned about proposed budget cuts for the coming year, they should take a closer look at the discretionary money they’re spending on community programs.

Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Frieden proposed scaling back city funding in ...


City Questions WTC Workers Lawsuits

Friday, May 23, 2008

Lawyers defending the city against charges it failed to protect World Trade Center workers say those filing suit are not as sick as they claim. In a recent brief, the city said many plaintiffs lack detailed medical records. Lawyer David Worby says that information is ...


City Unveils New Bike Program

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The city plans to create temporary pedestrian and bicycle-friendly boulevards this summer on a "major corridor" of Manhattan.

Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan said details for the route are still being finalized with the Police Department and will be disclosed next month.

She described the pilot program ...


NYC's Smoking Decline Continues

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The number of New York City residents who smoke declined for the sixth straight year since a smoking ban was imposed.

REPORTER: And according to newly released statistics, the drop was even more rapid over the last year in Staten Island, which has traditionally lagged behind ...


FDNY Has Fewer EMTs

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Fire Department is heading into summer with fewer Emergency Medical Technicians.

About 120 positions are unfilled, as EMT's and potential EMT's have taken jobs in other parts of the city workforce or in other cities altogether. Union Spokesman Robert Unger says the fire department will ...


New Measures Crack Down on Doctors

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Governor Paterson has announced a series of measures to increase oversight of the medical establishment. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Under the proposed law, the Office for Professional Medical Conduct would be expected to monitor doctors more aggressively.

Health plans and insurers would be required to inform ...


Bedbugs Spotted in Subway System

Friday, May 09, 2008

Lots of New Yorkers are grossed out following reports of bedbugs in the subway, but should you really be surprised? Like other critters, bedbugs go where the food is.

Lou Sorkin, an insect expert at the American Museum of Natural History, says people unknowingly bring bedbugs ...


Clinic Closes on Staten Island

Monday, April 28, 2008

Richmond University Medical Center says it can no longer afford the rent for a primary care center in the Clifton Neighborhood of Staten Island.

A spokesman says patients will now have to go to the main campus, 3.5 miles away.

The Clifton center was accessible by Staten ...


Marchers Protest Corzine's Plan to Shut Parks

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

About 300 people marched on the New Jersey Statehouse Wednesday to protest Gov. Corzine's plans to close state parks.

He has proposed closing nine state parks and partially closing others to save $4.5 million. The plan is among $2.7 billion in cuts sought by Corzine amid ...


Developer to Turn Bronx Landmark to Commercial Complex

Monday, April 21, 2008

Soldiers heading off to World War I passed through the Kingsbridge Armory in the north Bronx. Now, it's slated to hold stores, restaurants, a multiplex and a seasonal farmers’ market.

The city's Economic Development Corporation announced a deal with the Manhattan-based "Related Companies," one of the ...


Judge Upholds Calorie-Posting Regulations

Thursday, April 17, 2008

A federal judge has upheld a new city health code provision that would require national chain restaurants to post calories on menus and menu boards. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: The New York State Restaurant Association challenged the regulation, saying it would be burdensome for ...


Extreme Commuters Weigh In On Pennsylvania Primaries

Thursday, April 17, 2008

As Pennsylvanians get ready to go to the polls for next week's presidential primary, WNYC's Fred Mogul spoke with several of those who commute from the Keystone State to New York each day about how they think the campaign and a new president could affect ...


Nurses Fight for More Money and Help

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Nurses at several area hospitals have been working without contracts since December and labor negotiations have been slow.

The nurses don’t just want more money, they want hospitals to hire more nurses to reduce the workload.

Hospitals say that staff levels are adequate and that even if ...


Pope to Visit Manhattan Synagogue

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Pope Benedict during his upcoming tour of the United States will go to a synagogue in Manhattan – only the third time a pope has visited a Jewish house of worship. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports.

Benedict visited a synagogue in Cologne, Germany, shortly after becoming pope ...


City Fights for 9/11 Compensation

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

The city’s top attorney told a Congressional panel that the federal government should re-open the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund to pay for the healthcare needs of rescue and recovery workers from the World Trade Center site.

WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports.

The city has long maintained that ...


City Opposes DOH Change

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The city is opposing a bill that would put the Health Department partly in charge of policing restaurants for labor violations.

Labor advocates and almost half the City Council support a proposed law adding fair labor practices to restaurant requirements for licensing and annual re-certification.

Restaurants ...


Cop Complaints by Tibetan Protesters Referred to Board

Friday, March 28, 2008

Police commissioner Raymond Kelly says allegations against officers during a protest for Tibetan independence have been referred to the Civilian Complaint Review Board.

In recent days, a video has surfaced on the Internet. Its narrator says the video shows police officers beating protesters, but the images ...


State Encouraged to Spend on Med Schools

Friday, March 28, 2008

A blue-ribbon panel is urging New York to change how it funds one of the state’s largest industries - medical education.

About $3.5 billion are spent training some 16,000 medical residents each year.

That means about one in six of the nation’s physicians are trained in ...


Bad News for City's Waistlines

Thursday, March 27, 2008

New York City residents have been closing the obesity gap with the rest of the country and not in a good way.

A new study by the Health Department found that in 2002, 19 percent of New Yorkers could be classified as obese, a couple ...


Court Rules WTC Workers' Lawsuits Can Proceed

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A federal appeals court says lawsuits can proceed on behalf of thousands of World Trade Center workers who say they were not properly protected during post-9/11 cleanup efforts. WNYC’s Fred Mogul, has more.

Lawyers for New York City and the Port Authority had asked the 2nd ...