She has her bags packed and is ready for adventure. 9&10 News’ own Courtney Hunter is committed to Guatemala as she gets ready to embark on a journey with a local medical mission trip early Saturday morning. In October 9&10 News Michelle Dunaway went on a similar trip. She sits down with some of the doctors going again to reminisce and learn about the differences for this trip. Dr. John Cox, team leader, says they are “excited” and prepping to go.
*This is part three of a three-part series. Don’t forget to check out parts one and two. Today 18 volunteers from Northern Michigan will get clean water from a faucet, flush a toilet and perhaps cook on a gas or electric stove inside their homes. But the people they served three weeks ago don’t have those luxuries. The group was able to help Guatemalan villagers with simple medical care, but the health problems there run deep and some of them could be prevented.
In today’s world, only 28 to 34 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 74 are physically active. However, interestingly, 35 to 44 percent of those 75 years and older exercise regularly. Though it’s true that our bodies tend to become more limited as we age, staying active plays an important role in our mental, physical and emotional health during all stages of life. For seniors, leading a sedentary lifestyle may actually worsen health problems and potentially compromise independence.
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".