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Friday Roundup

submitted August 22, 2014 by Sue Hacker Nelson   |   comments

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:

The Episcopal Church welcomes you ... to use the bathroom from Episcopal Cafe
Does your church offer a bathroom ministry? You may have never thought of it as such, but in New York City, this is a much appreciated outreach at Trinity Wall Street and St. Paul's Chapel.

Why Hungry Seniors Aren't Getting Enough To Eat from NPR
When we picture hungry Americans, we may see the faces of children, or single moms. But many of the people who struggle to fill their bellies are beyond age 65. Some of them are even malnourished, a condition that sets them up for all kinds of other health risks, like falling. Malnutrition may go undetected — by the general public and by doctors — until the seniors show up in the emergency room, often for an injury or other reason.

It’s going to take a lot more ice buckets to fill the NIH funding gap from The Washington Post
In the weeks since Facebook has been filled with ice bucket challenge videos, there's been a robust public debate over what it means that people are suddenly donating to ALS research at record rates. But this latest viral sensation is also highlighting how much philanthropy is having to step in to make up for the declining public investment in research to cure some terrible diseases.

Let us know which articles you liked (or didn't) in the comments!