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Friday Roundup

submitted June 13, 2014 by Sue Hacker Nelson   |   comments
<h1>Friday Roundup</h1>

Each week, we highlight stories from our newsfeed on Prismatic. No account is required to see what we think is worth reading, so visit our profile often! We update it daily so there is usually something new to check out. Here is a sample of what we liked this week:

15 Spiritual Books To Take To The Beach This Summer from Huffington Post
Nothing says summer more than a trip to the beach; and nothing says beach more than a good book. The warm weather and calm splash of waves offers the perfect setting to settle down with a book that makes us think and realign with our spiritual core.

Do You Really Need That Antibiotic? from US News & World Report
Beware: That innocent-looking little pill you just took for your sore throat may make you sicker someday. Most of us have taken our fair share of antibiotics – for strep throat, an earache and even the run-of-the-mill cold. And in most of those cases, an antibiotic was entirely unnecessary. That alone may not be such a big deal, but the collective overuse of antibiotics has caused widespread resistance to them, as well as a subsequent rise in bacterial infections like MRSA, a serious skin infection that used to be confined to hospitals.

Hit by a car, an emergency doctor experiences firsthand the shortcomings in ER care from The Washington Post
It was just after 6 p.m. on December 7, 2011, when I went to meet a colleague for dinner at a restaurant in Washington. It was dark and rainy, and I was about a third of the way across the intersection when I heard a loud thump and felt a sharp pain squarely in my backside. It took me a few moments to realize I’d been hit by a car. Before I could make sense of the situation, I had flown through the air and landed on the street.

Episcopal Relief & Development photo exhibit celebrates 75 years from Episcopal News Service
If a picture is worth a 1,000 words, then a new traveling photo exhibition previewed here June 10 is a more-than 33,000-word photo essay about Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75-year legacy. The 75th Anniversary Photo Exhibition shows the organization’s global reach of its mission “healing a hurting world,” as its tagline says, from China to Ghana to El Salvador to Louisiana to New Jersey, and points in between.

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