Since Last We Spoke, 9-17-12

L’shana Tovah to all my friends and colleagues celebrating the Jewish New Year (5773)! As is almost always the case on a Jewish holiday, I am hanging out with the military (this time at Maxwell AFB). I did manage to bake an apple and honey cake before leaving, my singular nod to tradition this year. As you all know, there is always work to be done, new year or not. But before I head out to teach for the day, a few things I’ve been reading since last we spoke:

Popular Antibiotics May Carry Serious Side Effects (NYTimes)

Furor Fades a Year After Military’s Gay Ban Lifted (AP via ABC News)

Harsh Penalties for Disruptive Students (AVA and AAP in the NY Times)

Community Health Workers Toolkit (AHRQ)

Nonprofits Lack Funds for Performance Assessment, Report Finds (Philanthropy News Digest)

A Presentation App That Forces You To Tell Better Stories (Fast Company)

Boy Scouts helped alleged molesters cover tracks, files show (LA Times)

Underage prostitution ring’s leader sentenced to 40 years in prison (Washington Post)

Southwestern Site Visits: Friday, Sept 14, 2012 (Forensic Nurses in Swaziland)