Having failed by a single vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there is a new GOP stealth campaign to gut it, this time via the proposed Graham-Cassidy bill. This is not a sound proposal, but another punitive bill, this time robbing blue states to gain votes by rewarding the red states with hefty bribes in exchange for votes of support. Prior to the ACA, almost 50 million, or about 17 percent of people, were uninsured. That has dropped to 8.8 percent.
Making something good come from a tragedy has been Ciarán and Orlaith Staunton’s mission since their 12-year old son Rory’s death from sepsis. Since then, they have been driven to educate about sepsis, and have been remarkably successful in their goals. Rory cut his arm during gym class. His teacher did not clean the wound, but put a Band-aid on it. Late that night he had more generalized pain.
The inability to tell whether an infection is caused by a bacteria or virus is a huge problem, driving a lot of antibiotic overuse by physicians. Another, which I see almost every time I work in the hospital, is a patient being put on empiric broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy without any cultures having been obtained. Sometimes there is an urgency in beginning antibiotics, but often a short delay to obtain critically important information would be better.
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".