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CRISPR IS NOT A NEW POTATO CHIP
Biology continues to demonstrate evolutionary progress with impressive results accruing in incremental steps, but there are also revolutionary changes taking place, and these are going to have world-changing impact. I want to be the first to tell you about CRISPR .....one of the revolutionary techniques about to transform biology and the treatment of human disease.
CRISPR is a shorthand term describing a newly discovered method of gene editing, the ability to alter the genetic code so easily that it can be used by an advanced high school student to create new genes in living organisms. CRISPR is a technique so revolutionary it has allowed the most highly skilled researchers at Harvard Medical School to edit 60 genes at one time in pigs, clearing out genetic impediments to organ transplant & paving that way for pigs to grown organs that can be readily transplanted into human beings without causing rejection.
Any genetic transformation that you can think of can be done with relative ease, using CRISPR. And the possibilities of 'dialing in' the genes that you want, or the ones you want to remove, holds great promise, but also ethical concerns about the power to create new life forms more easily than ever before.
Yours in good health,
|VOL 11 / Issue: #4||Fall/ 2015|
5 Fall Things to Do In Arizona. . . .
From lively music festivals to delightful culinary events and everything in between, there's an event for everyone - and every interest - in the Grand Canyon State. Find the perfect one for you by searching for an event below.
131st Annual Arizona State Fair
Phoenix - Arizona State Fairgrounds
131st Annual Arizona State Fair - family entertainment, animals, food, rides, top-notch concerts, exhibits, motorized events, rodeo & more, Tues-Sun, new attractions, new rides, $5-10, http://www.azstatefair.com
11th Annual Oktoberfest for Parkinson's Fundraiser
Phoenix - High Street
11th Annual Oktoberfest for Parkinson's Fundraiser - High Street, includes food, craft ales, fine wines, live music, games, raffle prizes, free parking, $20-25, http://baehrchallenge.org
Dia de los Muertos and La Procesion
Phoenix - Desert Botanical Garden
Dia de los Muertos and La Procesion - Desert Botanical Garden, entertainment that will bring the history of the holiday to life through song, dance and storytelling, Ofrenda exhibition constructed by local artists, try food and pastries, and browse beautiful art and jewelry in the Garden's Mercado, festivities conclude with a Procession, represents ancient tradition of marching as a community to burial sites in order to honor those who have passed on, 10 am - 5 pm, http://dbg.org/
Latin American Festival
Latin American Festival -inspired by Arizona Opera's presentation of Florencia en el Amazonas, this festival will explore and celebrate the incredible art traditions unique to Latin America, concerts, films, book clubs, lectures, and more will lift your spirit through the great rhythms, colors, and sounds of Latin America, 602-266-7464 or http://www.azopera.org
6th Annual Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts
Phoenix - Herberger Theater Center
6th Annual Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts - Herberger Theater Center, celebrate the arts in downtown Phoenix with an event featuring performances, dance, food, visual art, live music, children's activities, film shorts, pet adoptions, tequila tasting, and more, $5, free for age 12 and under, 11:30 am - 5 pm, http://www.herbergertheater.org/festival_of_arts
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
|October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. |
While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.
We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help!
For more information: http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month
Scientists: To keep mites away, leave your bed unmade every day
As some of us are aware (but try not to be), dust mites are everywhere, and feed on scales of human skin; they also produce allergens that can be inhaled during sleep. And approximately 1.5 million of them are hanging out with you every night when you go to sleep.
When you return from running and screaming around your room, here's the solution
to get rid of them: Don't make the bed!
The bugs are happiest in a warm, moist environment
(like one you're in while you get your zzzzzs), and are more likely to die off when that environment changes (and you leave). Keeping the sheets wide open helps in their demise.
As Dr. Stephen Pretlove told the BBC, "We know that mites can only survive by taking in water from the atmosphere using small glands on the outside of their body
. Something as simple as leaving a bed unmade during the day can remove moisture from the sheets and mattress so the mites will dehydrate and eventually die."
Mites can be a factor in triggering asthma, too; fewer mites means fewer triggers. But as Professor
Andrew Wardlaw of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology noted, most homes are humid enough that they're going to thrive regardless.
"I find it hard to believe that simply not making your bed would have any impact on the overall humidity," he said.
Dr Lakin's Flu Vaccine Clinic For 2015!
| Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications.|
Dr Lakin highly recommends to get your flu vaccine in late September, through October to have full coverage for our Arizona flu season.
Also the best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.
The upcoming season's flu vaccine will protect against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the season. This includes an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and one or two influenza B viruses, depending on the flu vaccine.
Please call to schedule your flu vaccine today!
Drink Coffee To Have a Better Nap
| In a Japanese study that examined how to make the most of a nap, people who took a "coffee nap"-consuming about 200 milligrams of caffeine (the amount in one to two cups of coffee) and then immediately taking a 20-minute rest-felt more alert and performed better on computer tests than those who only took a nap.|
Why does this work?
A 20-minute nap ends just as the caffeine kicks in and clears the brain of a molecule called adenosine, maximizing alertness. "Adenosine is a byproduct of wakefulness and activity," says Allen Towfigh, MD, medical director of New York Neurology & Sleep Medicine. "As adenosine levels increase, we become more fatigued. Napping clears out the adenosine and, when combined with caffeine, an adenosine-blocker, further reduces its effects and amplifies the effects of the nap."
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|Ditch Antibacterial Soap To Prevent Illness|
| Reaching for the soap bottle labeled "antibacterial" won't necessarily reduce your risk of getting sick or passing illness to others-in fact, there is no evidence that antibacterial soaps are more effective than regular ones. |
What's more, long-term exposure to some ingredients in these products, such as triclosan, may pose health risks like bacterial resistance or hormonal effects, according to a 2013 FDA statement.
More research on the effects of triclosan is needed, and in the meantime, the FDA is working toward requiring manufacturers to prove their products are safe for long-term use-and the state of Minnesota has banned triclosan-containing products altogether, which goes into full effect in 2017.
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|Surgeon General Calls for Steps to Promote Healthy Walking|
Take a walk
: That's the U.S. surgeon general's prescription for sedentary Americans -- but communities will have to step up, too, and make neighborhoods easier and safer for foot traffic.
Only half of adults and just over a quarter of high school students get the amount of physical activity recommended for good health, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said in a "call to action" being issued Wednesday.
No worries if you can't join a gym or run a 10K. Walking is a simple, affordable way to get the needed exercise, Murthy said -- if people have a place to do it.
"I firmly believe that everybody in America needs a safe place to walk or to wheelchair roll," Murthy said in an interview, urging a range of groups to work together to create walkable communities. "For too many of our communities, that is not the reality right now."
Some things to know about the surgeon general's walking campaign:
WALKING REALLY COUNTS
Regular physical activity reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and a list of other health problems -- and can ease symptoms and improve quality of life for people already living with chronic diseases.
Guidelines issued in 2008 recommend that adults get at least 2 1/2 hours a week of moderately intense physical activity. Children should be active at least 60 minutes every day.
To get your heart rate up, Murthy says walking should be brisk enough that you can still talk but not sing.
People often say there's no time in their busy days to exercise, and their environment can make it harder to fit activity into everyday routine.
In many places, schools, restaurants and shops are located too far from home for people to walk. Busy streets may lack sidewalks, or there may not be adequate time to cross multiple lanes of traffic. Parents who live near schools still often cite traffic danger.
Neighborhood crime may be a factor in deterring walks. Older adults may fear falls.
The surgeon general wants communities to make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to walk where they live, learn, work and play -- and to encourage them to get moving.
That will require efforts from transportation officials and city planners, parks and schools, businesses and health officials, and the public, his report makes clear. Options range from zoning decisions and building sidewalks, to promoting worksite activity. Murthy, for example, likes to hold some meetings while taking a walk.
Wednesday's report comes after Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx last year began a "safer people, safer streets" initiative to help communities create safer walking and bicycling networks.
Millenials in particular are pushing for walkable communities, and Murthy's call may help them work with local and regional officials to overcome policy barriers, like zoning laws, said Scott Bricker, executive director of America Walks, a nonprofit network of health and other organizations that pushed for the move.
"This is an official recognition from our nation's doctor that this is a critical health issue that needs to be addressed," Bricker said.
- Health, MSNBC
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Update From Our Biller. . .
Medicare Yearly Enrollment Time again. . . .
Dr. Lakin and Medicare
For 2016 Dr. Lakin will continue to participate with original Medicare only.Original Medicare is a fee-for-service program offered directly through the federal government. Original Medicare, Part B is the coverage benefit utilized when you visit Dr. Lakin. Under Medicare you simply schedule an appointment with your doctor when you think you need medical care. You do not need to get permission from Medicare first. After Medicare pays their portion of your claim you will be billed a 20% coinsurance amount each time you see your doctor. If you have a Medicare supplement plan the coinsurance amount will be billed to the supplemental insurance on your behalf.
October 15, 2015 - December 7, 2015 is when all Medicare participants can change their health coverage for 2016. This is the time of year when all patients are encouraged to review any notices received from their current plans and make any necessary changes that will take effect in 2016. Pay special attention to any changes to premiums, coverage and benefits. Medicare participants can call 1-800-MEDICARE or visit www.medicare.gov for plan options beginning October 2015. If you are satisfied with your current Medicare plan and it is being continued for 2016 you do not need to do anything.
Medicare Advantage Plans
Dr. Lakin does not participate with any Medicare Advantage plans. If you choose coverage through a Medicare Advantage Plan for 2016 please contact the office before the first of the year so we can assist you in transferring your medical records to your new primary care physician.
A Medicare Advantage Plan is a type of Medicare plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide you with all your Part A and Part B benefits. Medicare Advantage Plans include HMOs, PPOs, PFFS Plans, and Special Needs Plans. Each Medicare Advantage Plan can charge different out-of-pocket costs and may have different rules for how you get services. The coverage rules can change each year.
Health Insurance Marketplace
November 1, 2015 open enrollment starts in the Health Insurance Marketplace for 2016. Plans and prices for 2016 will be available by late October.If you have health insurance through Medicare, the Marketplace will not have any effect on you or your Medicare coverage. It is against the law for someone who knows you have Medicare to sell you a Marketplace plan. The Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period overlaps with the Medicare open enrollment period. Therefore, people with Medicare who are looking to make changes to their Medicare coverage should make sure they are reviewing Medicare plans and not Marketplace options.
The Medicare open enrollment period is a time when people are at higher risk for fraudulent activities. Do not share your Medicare number or other personal information with anyone who knocks on your door or contacts you uninvited to sell a health plan. Listed below is Medicare approved resources for finding the information you need to assist you in making the decision that is right for your situation. Feel free to contact me directly if you have additional questions about how your insurance will work in the office for 2016.
Resources for Medicare Coverage
- Visit www.medicare.gov then use the green tab marked Find Health and Drug Plans
- Look at your most recent "Medicare & You" handbook to see a listing of plans in your area. You should also review any information you get from your current plan, including the "Annual Notice of Change" letter.
- Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) and say "Agent." TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048. Help is available 24 hours a day, including weekends. If you need help in a language other than English or Spanish, let the customer service representative know the language.
We Need Your Help!
| Keeping you on your correct medication is as important to us as it is to you. With your help, we can be more efficient and be sure you are getting your refill requests on time and to your correct pharmacy.|
1. If you need a refill, be sure to call your pharmacy FIRST, not our office. They will know if you have more refills, and if not, they will call/fax/electronically message us with your request. Then we will contact you if there is a question or concern.
2. Remember to call your pharmacy in plenty of time so you do not run out of your medications. Sometimes we need up to 48 hours to complete a request and we do not want this to be a hardship for you.
3. Register and use our SECURE PATIENT PORTAL for refill requests. We monitor this continually and again will contact you if there is a problem.
4. Remember we do not refill pain or routine medications on Fridays or weekends and all pain medications must be picked up at our office. We cannot mail or any medications outside our office. Please plan ahead and make arrangements!
We are always here to help you and appreciate the opportunity to care for your healthcare needs!
Yours in good health,
Dr. Lakin & Staff
|Book Reviews By Pat. . . . .
"Young Men and Fire" by Norman Maclean
As the summer comes to a close the threat of destructive fires in our forests and mountains abates but does not cease. We can only hope (and pray).
Fires have destroyed homes, businesses....taken lives, wounded our spirits and left us wondering if total recovery is even possible. However, we are confident the human spirit will be renewed and nature's forgiving beauty
will prevail but.....history can and often does repeat itself.
The Mann Gulch Fire in Montana in 1949 resulted in the book "Young Men and Fire" written by Norman Maclean who also wrote "A River Runs Through It". Maclean died in 1990. "Young Men and Fire" was not yet completed
due to the author's desire for diligence in collecting facts, thoroughness in assembling all information, scientific interpretation of existing conditions, and an endless list of collected information pertaining to "what actually happened".
A desire for accuracy, thoroughness and inclusion of all facts was necessary. The publisher's comments (duly noted) explains and expresses the fulfillment of responsibilities to the author's commitment for accuracy and completion.
Proper editing and maintenance of the structure of the book adheres faithfully to the author's intent and integrity.
The end result is a book well written, informative, challenging and enduring in its appeal, as well as true to the author's purpose'''accuracy in reporting".
In the face of such disasters as the Mann Gulch fire, the Yarnell fire and more currently the raging fires thru-out California we ask questions. we seek answers. and we weep. The human spirit is eventually renewed and
we pray such disasters and loss of life cease.
5 Simple Tips to Improve Your Physical Health... No Matter Your Age
No Excuses Exercise-List:
It may seem simple, but walking can help you burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time. In fact, a person who weighs 160 pounds can burn over 90 calories in about 30 minutes going at a slow pace!
And there are many, other daily activities you do regularly that can help you burn calories like laundry, gardening, cleaning, brushing your teeth, and more! Take a look at the Calorie Burn Calculator from HealthStatus.com here
for more information. You may find that your favorite hobby is actually a good workout!
2. Exercise from a Chair.
If you are confined to a chair or stuck sitting at work all day, check out these exercises from Forbes.com
. My favorite is the "Wooden Leg." You just raise one leg in front of you, hold it for a couple of seconds and then put it down. Repeat alternating your legs, and you can increase the strength of your lower body without leaving your desk!
3. Just Breathe.
Instead of just focusing on your physical activities, it's important to slow down a bit as well. Take some time for yourself. Find a quiet place where you can lie down and relax. You can meditate or simply listen to the sounds around you.
Breathe slowly and deeply and let go of your cares with each exhale. When you finish, you'll be calmer and ready to take on your next challenge! For more tips, check out this article on "How to Relax" from Psychology Today
After you are done with your quiet time, you may want to do some light stretching. It will help your body recover from sitting or standing in one position for a long time, and help improve your flexibility.
And one of my favorite stretches is really simple. Bring your shoulders up to your ears as high as you can and hold for about 10 seconds and crinkle your face up too. Then, let everything go and repeat. You won't believe how much stress is lurking in your shoulders and face! (And a brief warning; you may want to make sure you are alone for this this stretching activity. Otherwise, it could be caught on camera and show up on social media!)
5. Use your own body.
If you avoid exercising because you don't have the appropriate equipment or a gym membership, you can get rid of that excuse right now! There are some fantastic ways to use your own body as part of a resistance-training program.
For example, in addition to standard push-ups and sit-ups, try a plank or the "Superman/Superwoman." To help strengthen your lower back, here, you simple lie on the ground facing down, and slowly lift your arms, legs and head up, hold for five seconds, let go, and repeat. For more details on this exercise and others, see this article form Health.com
Ready to Treat Your Body to Some Healthy Exercise?
As you can see from these simple exercises, it doesn't take much to start burning calories, improve strength and flexibility and also relax. And this is important.
In addition to helping you look and feel better, "regular physical activity can help you prevent or manage a wide range of health problems and concerns, including stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, arthritis and falls," according to the Mayo Clinic
Have You Scheduled Your Physical Yet?
As you all know, Dr Lakin is a strong supporter of annual physicals, and Spring is a time we can visit and explore any unresolved medical problems and any new health issues that need to be addressed. Annual physicals are one of the best ways to safeguard your health.
The American Medical Association recommends that if you are between the ages of 40 - 49 years, physicals should be done every two years. If you are 50 years plus, it is recommend you have yearly exams, especially if you have any chronic medical conditions that need to be monitored.
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|Introducing Harts Home Exceptional Eldercare|
It's one thing to recognize that it's no longer appropriate for our parents to live by themselves. (And that's a very big thing.) But it's another thing entirely to match Mother, Dad or both with the perfect assisted living situation. You owe it to yourself and your parent to check out Harts Home Exceptional Eldercare.
Hidden on a quiet cul-de-sac on the greenbelts of McCormick ranch, our family-style assisted living is in a portion of our personal residence. We eat together as a family. At Harts Home the emphasis is on assisted living.
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- 3 licensed caregivers for 3 residents.
- Delicious home-cooked meals.
- Licensed for all levels of care and deficiency-free (AZ Dept. of Health Services.)
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AT THE MOVIES WITH BARB A.
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SIX BROTHERS ARE LOCKED AWAY FOR 14 YEARS BY THEIR FATHER IN A NEW YORK APARTMENT. THEY ARE HOME SCHOOLED BY THEIR MOTHER WHO IS A LICENSED TEACHER. THE FATHER HAS AN ALCOHOL PROBLEM AND TEACHES THE BOYS ABOUT THE OUTSIDE WORLD WITH VIDEOS. (10,000 OF THEM THEY SAY). THEY RE-ENACT THE FILMS WITH HOME MADE PROPS. EVERYTHING CHANGES WHEN ONE OF THEM VISITS THE OUTSIDE WORLD. THIS IS A DOCUMENTARY. GO SEE IT AND FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS. FASCINATING FILM. THE STORY WAS ON 20/20 PRIOR TO THE OPENING.
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WOODY, WOODY, WOODY, YOU HAVE DONE IT AGAIN. MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE, BUT WHO COULD MISS WITH SUCH A GREAT CAST. JOAQUIN PHOENIX IS SO GREAT AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN MY FRIEND EMMA STONE BETTER. HER ACTIONS WERE PERFECT FOR A COLLEGE GROUPIE, I LOVED HER CLOTHES AND I THINK HER LISP WAS EVEN BETTER. ALSO I AM NOT SURE WHERE THIS WAS FILMED BUT IT WAS SO PRETTY - EAST COAST I THINK. OH MY I WANT TO GO THERE. WOODY ALWAYS SURPRISES ME WITH THE STORY LINE AND THE ENDING REALLY GOT TO ME. GO. LOTS OF LAUGHS.
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ME EARL AND THE DYING GIRL
COMEDY, DRAMA PERFECTLY CAST. GREG'S OLD CLASSMATE RACHAEL HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 4 LEUKEMIA. GREGG AND HIS BUDDY EARL MAKE SHORT MOVIES WHICH ENTERTAIN RACHAEL DURING HER ILLNESS. RACHAEL MOVES ON TO HOSPICE AND GREG ARRIVES ON HER DYING DAY WITH A CORSAGE AND INVITATION TO THE PROM. THERE ARE MANY LAUGHS IN THIS FILM AS WELL AS A MOMENT OF HEAVY TEARS FOR ME.
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RIKKI AND THE FLASH I DO NOT CARE WHAT THE CRITICS HAVE SAID. THIS IS 5*, MERYL STREEP, AND RICK SPRINGSTEEN IS 5*. THIS IS FOOT STOMPING GOOD. I LOVED IT, EVERY MINUTE. JUST GO AND SNAP YOUR FINGERS AND TAP YOUR FEET. PS MERYL' S DAUGHTER IS SO GOOD TOO. I MAY SEE THIS ONE AGAIN. AND THEY SAY I'M OLD!!!!!!
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A WALK IN THE WOODS
WHO CAN RESIST ROBERT REDFORD. I KNEW ABSOUTELY NOTHING ABOUT THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL SO I WAS FASCINATED ABOUT THE DETAILS I LEARNED. ROBERT REDFORD WAS A LITTLE DISAPPOINTING. HE LOOKED SOOOOO OLD, BUT SO DO I. I JUST FELT HE WAS "ACTING" AND NOT REALLY BELIEVEABLE IN THE PART. ON THE OTHER HAND NICK NOLTE WAS TOTALLY INTO HIS PART. HE WAS SO VERY FUNNY. I LEFT THE FILM WITH A SMILE ON MY FACE. I HAD NEVER SEEN EMMA THOMPSON BEFORE AND SHE WAS LOVELY TO WATCH. WORTH GOING TO THIS ONE.
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THIS WAS SO EDUCATIONAL AND THRILLING. ALL OF THE REVIEWS WERE NOT TERRIBLY FAVORABLE BUT I REALLY ENJOYED IT. IT WAS A REAL DOCUMENTARY FOR ME REGARDING MOUNTAIN CLIMBING. THE CAST IS ENJOYABLE ALSO, ALTHOUGH I HAD A PROBLEM TELLING "WHO WAS WHO" WHEN THEY WERE ALL IN THEIR PARKAS. ALTITUDE PROBLEMS, SUPPLEMENTAL OXYGEN ISSUES, SNOW BLINDNESS AND EMOTIONAL ISSUES ARE WORRISOME DURING THE WHOLE FILM. THIS IS A TRUE STORY BASED ON A 1996 DISASTROUS EXPEDITION TO SCALE MOUNT EVEREST. I CAN'T HELP WONDERING "WHY" DO PEOPLE DO THIS. IF YOU CAN HELP ME WITH THIS, PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL.
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Healthy Fall Recipes. . . . . .
| t's time to settle in with warm and comforting recipes that are bursting with the fresh flavors we all love this time of year. Sweet potatoes, apples, sage, cinnamon, and cider-there's somthing here to satisfy all of your autumnal cravings.|
Pork Chops with Roasted Apples and Onions
2 1/2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1 1/2 cups frozen pearl onions, thawed
2 cups Gala apple wedges
1 tablespoon butter, divided
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
4 (6-ounce) bone-in center-cut pork loin chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
1/2 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1. Preheat oven to 400�.
2. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Pat onions dry with a paper towel. Add onions to pan; cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring once. Add apple to pan; place in oven. Bake at 400� for 10 minutes or until onions and apple are tender. Stir in 2 teaspoons butter, thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove pork from pan; keep warm. Combine broth and flour in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add broth mixture to pan; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook 1 minute or until reduced to 1/4 cup. Stir in vinegar and remaining 1 teaspoon butter. Serve sauce with pork and apple mixture.
- Cooking light
Best Fall Dining in Arizona!
Reviewed By Anita R.
Here are my Food Notes for Fall. . . .
Jade Palace is an extremely good restaurant serving varied Chinese cuisine. The service is outstanding. It is located on the north side of Shea Blvd and 92nd St. It serves lunch and dinner.
Sweet Republic is located in the same Shopping center. It has very delicious ice cream; in fact, it has some of the best ice cream I have ever had. The staff is very generous in giving you tastes of many flavors. My favorite is one scoop of Peaberry Espresso and one of Dark Chocolate.
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Have a safe and healthy Autumn!
Dr. Douglas Lakin & Staff
Paradise Valley Medical Clinic PC