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Firefighters Rescue Selves, Not Kids—Susan Foster

Wed, Aug. 30, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Susan FosterCalifornia health advocates, alarmed at cell towers planned next to every 5-10 homes, are in an all-out push to stop state bill SB 649 that would allow that. Especially targeted are firefighters who have blocked such towers near firehouses.

Cancer Researcher Sees Danger in Radiation

Thu, Aug. 17, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Dr. Anthony MillerDr. Anthony Miller, an adviser to the World Health Organization, says radiation from cellphones, cordless and sensor devices and wireless networks should be classified as a "Group 1 carcinogenic to Humans." (2 reader comments)

ObamaCare Vet Johnson Joins PhRMA

Thu, Aug. 17, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

PhRMAPharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has brought on Juliet Johnson as deputy VP in its pubic affairs division.

KYNE Taps Public Health Pro Sawatzki

Wed, Aug. 16, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Darcy SawatzkiKYNE, the specialty health communications shop, tapped Darcy Sawatzki as senior VP in Los Angeles to lead its US public health business efforts and to manage client work.

NYT Mystified at Brain Cancer in Baseball Players; Others Aren’t

Tue, Aug. 15, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Darren Daulton“The Brain Cancer That’s Killing Ballplayers” headlined New York Times Aug. 14. No reason is cited but callers told reporter Jere Longman to consider the radar guns that measure speed of pitches. He said he would. (2 reader comments)

Wi-Fi Health Advocates Fight to Save Copper Phone Lines

Tue, Jul. 11, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Ajit PaiWi-Fi Health Advocates are battling an FCC move to replace the wired phone system with 5G wireless technology that requires antennas on almost a home-by-home basis. (2 reader comments)

London Leaves Purdue for biOasis

Mon, Jun. 26, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Catherine LondonCatherine London, who has more than two decades of experience in the pharma and healthcare sectors, has joined biOasis Technologies as executive VP-corporate affairs and IR. She reports to CEO Mark Day.

FCC's Mike O’Rielly Lauds First Wi-Fi Day

Wed, Jun. 21, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Michael O'RiellyThe inaugural “World Wi-Fi Day,” which was observed yesterday, drew praise from Mike O’Rielly, member of the Federal Communications Commission since 2013. (2 reader comments)

Aetna Appoints Bliss

Tue, Jun. 20, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

AetnaHealth insurer Aetna has retained Bliss Integrated Communication to lend support to its Medicare Advantage communications and PR program.

Russo Launches Sports-Health Alliance

Wed, Jun. 14, 2017

By Steve Barnes

David Schull, Tony Russo & Solomon WilcotsHealthcare firm Russo Partners has launched the Sports-Health Alliance, a service that leverages the firm’s access to pro athletes, broadcasters and sports business leaders to focus public attention on diseases and their treatments.

Moving from Output to Outcomes in Healthcare PR

Thu, Jun. 8, 2017

By Tim Goddard

Tim Goddard Healthcare PR professionals are fighting to demonstrate ROI in a fierce battle for funding. In an industry where the stakes — improving health outcomes — are high, PR agencies must show the value of the conversations we shape. Doing so requires a shift in the way we deal with metrics.

Health Advocates Want Warnings on All Wireless Industry Ads

Wed, May 24, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Federal Communications CommissionThe Federal Communications Commission is being asked to require that industry ads recommend use of cellphones only in speaker mode or with a headset and that texting replace holding a phone to the head. (5 reader comments)