When Lee Roosevelt goes to a baby shower, "it opens the Pandora's box of negative birth experiences," says the midwife and clinical assistant professor in the University of Michigan School of Nursing. It's not unusual for a guest to say something like, "When my cousin's cousin first removed had her baby, the head came out and then the baby died," Roosevelt says. "Showers are the worst."
Eric O’Grey used to know next to nothing about vitamin B12. Heck, he used to know next to nothing about vitamin anything, admits the inspirational speaker and author in Boise, Idaho. But after learning bariatric surgery might be the only option to save his life – O’Grey weighed 340 pounds – he switched from a “standard American diet” heavy in meat and processed foods to a vegan diet in 2010. That meant learning about vitamin B12, which is found almost entirely in animal products.
Next, Rose had to decide what to do about it. His urologist gave him four treatment options and two weeks to decide on one. Like many men in his position, Rose turned to the internet for information. But because he included "gay" in his search terms, he didn't find it. Though the internet landscape has changed since his diagnosis in 2003, Rose's experience is still representative of the lack of awareness and research surrounding how prostate cancer may affect gay men differently than straight men.
Attention moms! I'm collecting non-horrific birth stories for a @USNewsHealth story to help counter all the horrific ones pregnant women apparently hear. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP to share - and spread the word! #childbirth
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".