Healthcare continued its trend towards growth in employment by adding 12,000 jobs in February, according to a release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
It's Friday, and that means another work week has come to an end. Already, 2010 is flying by at the same speed as 2009. Time to start laying out the Halloween costume if it keeps up at this rate. But if everything seems rushed and like life's going by too fast, take a breath this weekend, spend some quality time with loved ones, and treat them to an outstanding breakfast akin to this frittata.
It has nothing to do with Michael J. Fox's superb performance in the 1991 blockbuster, Doc Hollywood, but it seems he has another chance to play doctor. Sweden's Karolinska institute has given the critically acclaimed actor and Parkinson's disease awareness raiser the title of honorary doctor. Perhaps this will inspire a sequel. If not, it's still quite an honor.
With Saint Patrick's day right around the corner (March 17), we thought it best to brush up on your Irish cooking skills. While Corned Beef and Cabbage are traditional fare, the pizza twist makes it look all the more appetizing. We're all a little Irish come the 17th, right? Might as well partake in the festivities.
This salad is called the Waka Waka. What reason other than thatdo you really need to give it a go?
"Don't believe everything you see on TV." You've heard that before and for the most part it's true. Medical dramas are under scrutiny now for misrepresenting and mishandling seizures. While Dr. House may make the medical profession look like a series of quips and one-off loose cannon antics, the cases they deal with are all too real for some people in real life.
Celebrity chefs make it look so easy, don't they? The comedian, Brian Regan, has a bit about cooking shows and how he could, too, be a top chef if everything was laid out nicely before he started cooking a meal. While we may not be making any Food Network appearances anytime soon (unless it's in the background of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives), Rick Bayless wants you to think you're capable of making his signature chili rellenos at home.
The warnings are abundant, especially in schools today: "Food brought in may not contain peanuts." The allergic reaction to the nut is particularly severe, prompting such safety precautions. However, new tests being done may just yield a cure to the allergy.
It's March 1st already. With the way this year is flying by, we'll be making Christmas lists before we know what's going on. But before that, let's end this Winter with a bang and welcome the oncoming Spring, enjoying the present. To rev up for the warmer months, we thought it a good plan to offer a more Spring-time friendly dish to get you excited.
Denver is celebrating another round of restaurant week which means that a good number of high-end eateries are offering a special menu at the low price of $52.80 for a meal for two. Why that price? Denver is a mile above sea-level, which is 5,280 feet. Get it? Good. More than a few restaurants specialize in the hugely popular tapas-style menu. But if you can't make it out to anywhere for whatever reason, recreate some of the smaller dishes right in your very own kitchen. There, $52.80 saved.
It seems like more than half the people around here are sick with some seasonal ailment. Whether it's a slight cold, some nausea, a full-fledged case of the flu, or simple fatigue, this time of year is ripe for illness. And with the snow looming in tonight's forecast, what sounds better than a bowl of hot chicken soup? And who knows soup better than Emeril Legasse? Well, someone may, but do they say, "Bam!"? We didn't think so.
The reasoning behind tonight's recipe is two-fold. On the one hand, salmon fillets are on sale at the local King Soopers, so that, right there, is reason enough to have the uber-healthy fish for dinner. But given that we, too, have caught the Olympic fever, we thought of spicing up the dish with some flavors from Japan. So if you happen to be stopping at the store on the journey home this evening, pick up the ingredients for this dish. And watch your country bring home a gold or two.
Sometimes all it takes for a good dinner is turning the box over to find the suggested recipe on the back. While this Turkey Pot Pie differs slightly from the one a member of WSi told us about earlier, it comes courtesy from the box of Pepperidge Farms puff pastries. Give it a go. It's Pepperidge Farms, after all. We've got to think they have a pretty good handle on a decent recipe for as long as they've been around.
Though more extensive testing needs to be done, initial reports indicate that patients in intensive care units have lower mortality rates when visited by a team of hospital staff versus a single person. The findings are early, sure, but the stats are a promising look into what could happen if hospitals were to staff more to fulfill these needs.
Fancy, no? Any dish that includes verbiage such as "a l'Orange" automatically takes it from ordinary to extraordinary. Don't let it scare you off from trying it out, though. Reading over the recipe, there's no blowtorch/flambe' involved. It is merely a classed up orange chicken. It's just way more fun to say and makes you sound extra classy when you say it this way.
You've heard it before: A glass of wine a day can actually be beneficial to your health as it acts as a sort of antioxidant and can promote heart health. Of course, back in the day, doctors used to prescribe cigarettes for certain ailments. Time change, sure, and a glass of wine can be good for you, but where is it necessary to draw the line?
It's supposed to snow all weekend. For some, that will no doubt put the kibash on plans, but for those of us that knew it was coming, our plans just get better. When all that's on the agenda is to watch movies while the snow falls outside, it's hard for anything to get ruined. And what goes better with a few indie dramas and romantic comedies than homemade pretzels? Few things, that's what.
As we move further and further into the digitalized age of everything being electronic, instant gratification, and the computerization of just about anything an everything, doctor's have begun to augment their payment programs. Fleeting are the days of "bill me later" if your insurance does not cover the expense of your entire medical bill. MD's are now requiring credit cards be put down to ensure payment of services is made. While there are definitely pros and cons of this practice, we'd like to know what you think. Should not having a credit card disqualify you from seeing your doctor? Why wouldn't you, then, just get a credit card?
"Alright, so I'm having pasta for dinner, but I has sushi for lunch, so a combination of that should be tonight's recipe." That's the sentiment expressed by our IT guy, and we couldn't agree more. It's supposed to snow tonight in Colorado, and the temperature is supposed to drop as well, so something warm and a dish that will stick to the bones sounds ideal.
We're all doing what we can to cut costs in this economy. It is by no means an easy or entertaining task, but simple measures can pay off in huge ways. For instance, stop with the coffee shop visits. In a short time, you'll be surprised at the money saved. Beyond that, consider packing a lunch for your workday versus eating out. An added benefit of making a lunch, is you have complete control over the contents, so why not make it as healthy as you want to. These hoagies are a good jumping off point.