Chico >> Medicare patients age 65 and older who may have mild cognitive impairment or dementia may be eligible to be part of a national study concerning Alzheimer’s disease. The study will include 18,000 participants from across the U.S. The determination of eligibility to the study, titled Imaging Dementia — Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (known as IDEAS), is the same for everyone.
Chico >> In existence for eight years, the Pleasant Valley High School Foundation plans its annual Viking Pride Night on Sept. 30, an event to raise funds to support teachers and honor people who are and have been involved with the school. The foundation was started eight years ago, said Bob Cranston, board member. “Each year, a portion of the proceeds from the dinner have gone to teacher grants and the rest to an endowment,” he said.
Chico >> “Healthy Heart, Healthy Brain” is the title of a free seminar planned Tuesday by the Alzheimer’s Association and Enloe Medical Center. The title points to the results of four ongoing clinical trials examining the relationship of physical activity and brain health. The research for these studies has been done by Dr. Kaci Fairchild, who will be the featured speaker at the seminar. Fairchild is a certified geropsychologist at the Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System.
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".