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Mon., Feb. 29, 2016
Calif. Health Dept. Calls Wi-Fi Utility Meters a Health Hazard
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

County of Santa CruzThe Santa Cruz, Calif., County Board of Supervisors, acting on a request of the Board of Health, declared “smart” (wireless) electric and water meters to be “health hazards, safety and consumer fraud risks.”

Category: Healthcare PR
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016
FH Alum Mitchell Leads H+K Healthcare
By Editorial Staff
 
penny mitchellPenny Mitchell, a veteran of FleishmanHillard and dna communications, has been charged to lead US healthcare at Hill+Knowlton Strategies.
Category: Healthcare PR
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016
Bulletin: Westhampton Library, Citing FCC, Keeps Wi-Fi
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

FCC studyWesthampton, N.Y., library president Tom Moore, citing the position of the FCC on alleged dangers of Wi-Fi, said Feb. 26 that the library would keep its Wi-Fi system. Critics responded.

Category: Healthcare PR
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Scientist Tells Libraries, Schools to Ditch Wi-Fi
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Danger: Free WiFiRonald M. Powell, Ph.D., retired U.S. Government scientist, urges libraries in a special paper to set an example of safe technology by converting to wired devices.

Category: Healthcare PR
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016
Health Advocates Urge WH Library to Turn Off Wi-Fi
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Cecilia DoucetteWi-Fi health advocate Cecelia Doucette is urging the Westhampton Library to quickly pull the plug on Wi-Fi, citing dangers to patrons and especially children. The newly expanded library board is resisting so far.

Category: Healthcare PR
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016
Westhampton Pins Hopes on New Library Trustee Yutes
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Mary Ellen YutesAngry Westhampton residents, who got four of the five library trustees to resign last year but who continue to be frustrated by the board, are hopeful that new trustee Mary Anne Yutes will break the logjam.

Category: Healthcare PR
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016
French National Library Banned Wi-Fi in 2008
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

French Nat'l Library reading roomThe French National Library, Paris, the nation’s biggest library whose four buildings are used by one million+ yearly, in 2008 rejected a proposal to install Wi-Fi throughout the library. 

Category: Healthcare PR
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016
Doctors, Schools, Libraries Lead Battle vs. Excessive Wi-Fi
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

WiFi signalWi-Fi health advocates list 29 medical groups, schools, libraries and government bodies that are fighting the spread of microwave radiation which they consider dangerous, particularly to children.

Category: Healthcare PR
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016
Tech Companies Ignore Wi-Fi Dangers to Children, Babies
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

WiFi danger to childrenThe rush to bathe the world in Wi-Fi radiation, including Google’s plan to launch thousands of Wi-Fi satellites in space, has run up against claims that such radiation is especially harmful to children, babies and fetuses.

Category: Healthcare PR
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016
Paris Confab Sees Wi-Fi Dangers but Others Donít
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

WiFi signalElectro-hypersensitivity is a “major public health issue,” said a meeting of doctors and scientists in Paris Feb. 11. But others scoff at such claims, one critic labeling them “pseudo-science, quackery and hysteria.” Governments, schools, most media are on sidelines.

Category: Healthcare PR
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016
Wi-Fi is "Major Public Health Issue," Says French Confab
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
EMF measurementA meeting of doctors and scientists on electrosensitivity at the University of Paris Feb. 11 said that "It is finally time to discuss this major public health issue."
Category: Healthcare PR
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016
Study: Cost, Convenience Driving More Consumer Healthcare Decisions
By Jon Gingerich
 
Finn Partners Health StudyAmericans now change physicians almost as regularly as they switch health insurers, according to new survey findings published this week by Finn Partners.
Category: Healthcare PR
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016
Times Square Radiation Called Excessive
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Times Square radiation measurementThe millions who pass through Times Square are being dosed with amounts of radiation deemed excessive by Parents for Safe Technology. U.S. safety standards do not protect children, it says.

Category: Healthcare PR
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016
Disconnect Wi-Fi on New Time Warner, Comcast Routers
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Router signal tamerThe 5G routers that Time Warner, Comcast, Cablevision, etc., are requiring customers to install have powerful Wi-Fi features that should be disabled, say those who believe that hard-wired phones and computers are safer than wireless.

Category: Healthcare PR
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016
SevenTwenty Strategies Signs AANP
By Jon Gingerich
 
SevenTwenty StrategiesSevenTwenty Strategies has been named agency of record for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Category: Healthcare PR
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016
JPA Selects Sweet as VP
By Jon Gingerich
 
Dan SweetJPA Health Communications has appointed Dan Sweet vice president of the agency's Washington, D.C. office.
Category: Healthcare PR
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016
Forrest Lands LaVoie Senior VP Slot
By Jon Gingerich
 
Martin ForrestLaVoieHealthScience has appointed Martin Forrest to the new-created agency role of senior vice president.
Category: Healthcare PR
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