Every time she looks at her nine-month-old son, Kayson, Robin Osterhaus knows she's lucky. "I was addicted to meth," she says of her past. "I was homeless. I had no job, no car." Her pregnancy, she says, was no match for six years of addiction. "You live, breath, eat, die, sleep, drugs. That's all you think about," she said. At 12 weeks along, after a night of using, Robin went to an emergency room in Topeka, Kansas and refused to leave until they got her into treatment.
At just a few days old, Marley obviously can't read yet. But her arrival has mom Mackenzie learning a new set of ABCs - it's a way to remember the recommendations of the safest way for baby to sleep. "It's always alone, on their back, in a crib," explains Dr. Randy Schumacher, a pediatrician with Cotton O'Neil Pediatrics. The 'A' for alone covers all the things people might put in a crib with a child. Dr. Schumacher says all those stuffed animals are cute, but keep them outside the crib.
With flu season just gearing up in the U.S., health officials are keeping an eye on Australia, which is reporting more than double the number of flu cases this year than last. They say it could be a warning - or it could mean nothing at all. "Every flu season is different," says Stormont Vail infectious disease Dr. Siddhi Mankame. The good news is health officials say the strain hitting Australia is covered by the current flu vaccine formula, which reinforces a key message.
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
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".