FCC SPECTRUM AUCTION: GOOD OR BAD FOR HEALTH CARE?: Hospitals are worried sick about the FCC’s plan to sell broadcast airwaves in the March 29 spectrum auction. The FCC’s handling of spectrum use around the auction will put wireless hospital devices — fetal-heart monitors, trackers on Alzheimer’s patients and the like — at risk for interference from others placed very near it, the American Hospital Association says. Hospitals already have a dedicated channel to use for such devices, Channel 37, but the FCC is endangering that by crowding the space with new wireless broadcasting, the AHA says. They continue to plead with the commission and Congress for help.