WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - An urgent call for blood donors in Virginia. During the summer months there's an increase in accidents and trauma cases, but blood supplies nationwide are dangerously low due to a severe dip in donations following the July 4th holiday. Virginia Blood Services is projecting a shortfall of 1,700 donations per week in its service area this month. Donors of all blood types are needed, but donations from O-negative donors — the universal blood type — are especially important.
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - In this weeks Health Alert, we tell you about the risks of hiking, a new study that says parents give their kids the wrong dose of medicine and how kids with hands on dads benefit in life. Going hiking this summer or just working in your own backyard, beware of flea and tick bites. RELATED: Health Alert: Feel better about your body, new HIV testing Our mild winter has allowed ticks to thrive and emerge earlier than usual and with ticks come the danger of Lyme disease.
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Critter for the Cure presents, Critters On the Run 5K Fun Run in the Kentlands. All proceeds will go to assist women battling breast and gynecological cancersNational Men's Health Week wraps up Sunday in Silver Spring at the 4th annual Fit Father's Day celebration. Tell dad or better still, take dad to this "fun-for-all" group exercise. There are also fitness games, Zumba Yoga, and healthy snacks. Plus you can take a chance at winning over $2,500 in prizes.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".