Saturday, December 02, 2006
  Pediatric Grand Rounds: A Recipe for Granola


1 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries (Or dried blueberries and/or apples) - the last thing added but the first thing noticed and savored

Neonatal Doc reminds us of the reason why pediatricians are in practice: the worth of human lives.

Bella, of rain on tulips, describes the last two years of journeying through the suspicions, questions, testing, diagnosis, and finally the treatments of a child with a unique genetic abnormality. She finds that caring for a child with extra challenges puts life into perspective.

Dr. Crippen from NHS Blog Doctor, who brings us a story about a sham medical association designed to promote the fear of milk and the sale of a baby formula. I always get irritated with moms who are very anxious about what is going in their kid's gut, but are feeding their wee little ones bottles.

4 cups old-fashioned oats - the bulk of the granola: the practice of pediatric medicine

Have you ever wondered just what exactly Shinga, of Breath Spa for Kids, does when she works? I did, and was very impressed when I read about it.

Maybe not quite so normal, but still beautiful as every child is, Clark Bartram's newborn at Unintelligent Design this week demonstrates to us a common form of polydactyly - which is an esoteric way of saying "too many fingers and toes."

Rob from Musings of a Distractible Mind brings us an interesting case of a 4 day old infant with inconsolable crying. What is the diagnosis? The answer may suprise you and leads to an interesting discussion.

Neonatal Doc, in the article he submitted for this edition, wonders why parents hear something that contradicts what was actually said. I wonder why my kids do the same thing.

Dr. Jest finds himself in the middle of a discouraging conflict between parents where children are the currency of blame.

1 1/2 cup sliced almonds - the protein: the practice of parenting

Awesome Mom wants to know if her kid's doctor has a blog.

Laura, who Adventures in Juggling a demanding job with parenting, struggled to let go and let her child fall down sometimes, finding in the process that he became more independant and could climb higher.

Purple Kangaroo finds that dealing with ill children has a lot to teach us about raising well children as well.

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar


1/2 teaspoon salt


1/2 teaspoon cinnamon - Granola tastes blah without some salt and spices.


There is a great discussion over at Flea. How can we have doctors who are experienced with healthy children when they are trained with a bias towards illness in children?


1/4 cup vegetable oil - a little grease to aid the cooking process


Rdoctor offers us some advertisements and an interview with an insurance specialist.

1/4 cup honey – Advances in medicine and technology


Medgadgets has a great lead on a type of very low friction fabric that could be enormously useful for sufferers of a disease that Clark Bartram described to us: Epidermolysis Bullosa, as well as other skin disorders.

1 teaspoon vanilla – studies and information

Food allergies are being clinically diagnosed more and more. Is Anaphylaxis the new Asthma?

Bartholemew Cubbins on Autism shows why chelation therapy for the treatment of autism, a method widely touted by alternative medicine, is not only ineffective but may actually be harmful.

Sumer Sethi from Sumer's Radiology Site presents to us a paper on Holoprosencephaly And Patau Syndrome.

Credit where credit is due

We had a lot of wonderful submissions for PGR. Thanks to everyone for participating. I'd like in particular to thank Shinga for her great help. And to Clark for starting and administrating PGR. Grab your next helping at Blog, MD.

Directions for cooking the granola:

Preheat oven to 300 F. In a bowl mix the oats, almonds, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. In a saucepan warm the oil and honey. Whisk in vanilla.

Carefully pour the liquid over the oat mixture. Stir gently with a wooden spoon; finish mixing by hand. Spread granola in a 15x10 inch baking pan.

Bake 40 minutes, stirring carefully every 10 minutes. Transfer granola-filled pan to a rack to cool completely. Stir in raisins or cranberries. Seal granola in an airtight container or self-sealing plastic bag. Store at room temperature for 1 week or in the freezer for 3 months.

http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/146/Homemade_Granola38838.shtml

 
Comments:
Useful, tasty-looking recipe that I shall try out in the near future.

Thanks for putting PGR together.

Regards - SHinga
 
I can't wait to try the recipe! Great job!
 
Great job on this edition of PGR. I like the granola recipe organization.

Just a minor note, but you have my name linked to Laura's blog. :)

Thanks so much for your great work and for including my post.
 
Nice job, thank you. Now I'm getting hungry.
 
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