The list of health problems — such as high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke — that can be managed, cured or prevented is endless. Certainly, cholesterol-fueled heart disease is at the top of the list. Studies clearly demonstrate that managing cholesterol through education, medication, exercise and diet can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease. Let’s look at each of these. Know your numbers. Learn the difference between unsaturated and saturated fats.
We’ve all heard it before — encouragement to exercise so we can trim our waistlines or speed up our metabolism. But there may be more benefit to lacing up those sneakers than you’d think: Recent studies have established a link between exercise and cognition, making physical activity even more important. Exercise has been shown to improve sleep and mood, decrease stress and even increase libido. It also can bolster our self-esteem and ability to problem-solve and remember details.
Patients and friends sometimes ask be about the value of a “sugar cleanse” — when people, for four to six weeks, avoid all refined sugars, with the goal of improving their health. While medical research does not support the value of a short-term sugar cleanse, it may have value for other reasons. For example, it could be beneficial to engage in a sugar cleanse for the purpose of changing the palate with the hope of developing long-term healthy eating habits. Why all the fuss over sugar?
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".