Any child battling a serious illness or medical condition is a true hero in my book. No small soul should have to endure stressful medical tests, frightening diagnoses, and treatments that often leave them feeling unwell. But so many do, and yet they manage to face them with such bravery and courage that it can often bring tears to our eyes. Luckily, the medical world seems to be full of good people looking for ways to make these difficult experiences a bit easier for little ones.
A new study from North Carolina State University found that 1 in 5 moms who exhibit signs of postpartum mood disorders (PPMDs) don’t share this information with their health care providers and end up suffering in silence. This is absolutely heartbreaking. No mother should have to suffer from PPMD without help and support. And if left untreated, we know that severe cases of PPMD can lead to tragic outcomes for mothers and their families.
When my son was younger, he was not a “go with the flow” kind of child. Everything had to be just as he liked it. If it wasn’t, he would put up a fight and heaven help us all. He was like this even as a baby. Once when he was 6 months old, he was sitting on the front lawn intently and methodically pulling up dandelions. When it was time to go inside, I picked him up and he started wailing. Not just a little sniffle either. We’re talking wailing.
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".