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Friday Roundup: Read This

submitted August 30, 2013 by Matthew Ellis   |   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:

Film Experts Say These Movies Transformed The Civil Rights Movement via Business Insider
Narrative films are not without their own power. They can educate viewers by humanizing characters audiences might not be familiar with, educated about, or have ever had a chance to meet in person.

Looking For Free Condoms? There's A Health Department App For That via NPR
Though health apps abound, most of them focus on diet or fitness. The small yet growing number of apps created by state and local health departments are different. Many put oodles of health data in a person's hand.

World Suicide Prevention Month:Thinking Globally, Acting Locally via HHS
To commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day, this seminar will provide an overview of the US Surgeon General's 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, present community best and promising practices in suicide prevention for at-risk populations, and conduct specialized training on Q, P, R - Question, Persuade, and Refer--an evidence-based tool for gatekeepers on the warning signs of suicide.

Born to be ‘bikers’: Motorcycle ministries reach out to under-served via Episcopal News Service
An avid biker, Geisler, 57, rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, realized the need for a motorcycle ministry after a biker said to him, “you don’t know what it’s like to look like Frankenstein and have the heart of Shirley Temple.”

Episcopalians continue to offer aid along long road to Sandy recovery via Episcopal Digital Network
“It becomes this endless loop and in the meantime they’re still without power, without water, without an adequate place to live,” said Sniffen, whose parish has been involved in Sandy recovery efforts since shortly after the storm.

Top 10 Favorite Quotes on Nursing via Scrubs
10. “Nursing is love made visible.” -Pat Wilson

Hospice Doctor Helps Families Navigate The End Of Life via NPR
At least once a week, Casarett says, one of his patients expresses a desire to end his or her own life. "It's a reminder to me that I have to stop whatever I was doing ... and sit back down to try to find out what is motivating that request," he says. "Is it really a carefully thought out desire to die, or is it, as it is unfortunately many times, a cry for help?"

Kids With Costly Medical Issues Get Help, But Not Enough via NPR
More than 2 million children in the U.S. are born with multiple chronic illnesses that often require frequent trips to the hospital. Problems include cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy, among many other diseases. As medicine has advanced, more very sick children survive past infancy, and even thrive.

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