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Hello, How is the patient doing?

A woman, calling into a local hospital and said, "Hello, I want to know if a patient is getting better."

The voice on the other end of the line said, "What is the patient's name and room number?"

She said, "Yes, darling! She's Maria Garcia, in Room number 201."

He said, "Oh, yes. Mrs. Garcia is doing very well. In fact, she's had two full meals, her blood pressure is fine, she's going to be taken off the heart monitor in a couple of hours and if she continues this improvement, Dr. Brookes is going to send her home Tuesday."

The woman said, "Thank God! That's wonderful! Oh! That's fantastic! That's wonderful news!"

The man on the phone said, "From your enthusiasm, I take it you must be a close family member or a very close friend!"

She said, "I'm Maria Garcia in 201! Brookes, my doctor, doesn't tell me a word!"

Recipe Spot: Oat Pancake (Dosa)

Oat which was once considered a poor man's food has now evolved as a king of modern foods. For a long time Oat was considered as a weed growing among wheat and barley fields. Over time, people harvested Oats to feed it for livestocks. Later poor people belonging to the lowest level of the olden society used it as a food to avoid starvation. Today scientists have discovered that oats contain rich nutrients which can substantially lower cholesterol reducing the risk of heart disease, boost the immune system, and stabilize blood sugar levels. There are 6 form of Oats - Groat, Oat bran, Rolled Oats, Quick Oats and Instant Oatmeal, Steel cut Oats, Scottish Oat. Here are the definitions:

Groat - An oat which has its outer husk, or hull, removed from an oat is called a groat.
Oat bran - The oat bran is the outer casing that is removed with the hull from the groats during the milling process.
Rolled Oats - Rolled oats are oat groats that are steamed, rolled, and flaked so that they cook quickly..
Quick Oats - Quick oats are thinner flakes of rolled oats. Quick oats are often used in baked goods for a lighter texture than rolled oats.
Instant Oat meal - Instant oatmeal are rolled thin but are then cooked and dried. Instant oatmeal comes in single packets and contains additives and sweeteners.
Steel cut Oats - Steel cut oats are groats that have been chopped into smaller pieces. Used for people who do not like the mushy texture of Rolled Oats.
Scottish Oats - Scottish oats are groats that have been ground into a meal for porridge. When cooled the porridge becomes thick and solid. In Medieval times they would cut the cooled porridge into thick slices then fry them for a hearty lunch.

Here is an Indian style recipe to incorporate Oats into your menu. Enjoy and stay healthy!


Reader's feedback on Dec "See ya 2011" Edition

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Thank you readers for your overwhelming support from around the world!

While we thank our loyal readers for their continued support, we welcome the new readers from across the world. We thank all the readers who are recommending the eMagazine to others. We were shy half a million hits for 2011. Do provide your continued support. Due to our increased readership the following country and state lists are indicative only. Do enjoy our picks, do not forget to subscribe for the magazine by providing your email id and feel free to tell your friends around the world!


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    • Canada
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      • Pakistan - Lahore
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    • Western Asia: Doha, Qatar, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait, Unknown, Iraq, Unknown, Israel, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • Australia
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  • Africa
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