Dr Oz: St Jude Children’s Research Hospital & Marlo Thomas
A recent Facebook post by singer Michael Buble revealed that his 3-year-old son Noah has cancer. It’s every parents’ worst nightmare, but too many experience it. There’s one woman in particular who’s trying to help everyone in that position, making their lives easier. Marlo Thomas, the daughter of the man who made St. Jude what it is today, joined Dr Oz to talk about the research that goes on at the hospital.
Marlo explained that the genome project allows researchers to map the normal genome and cancer genome of every child to tailor therapy for every single child. Michael’s son Noah has four months of chemo coming up, and according to Marlo, the best thing the family can do is stick together.
The Thanks in Giving Program has been around for 13 years. The slogan for the program is “give thanks for the healthy kids in your life and give to those who are not.” No one pays at St. Jude, which means they depend on money from the public to help those in need.
Dr Oz: Child Cancer Treatments At St Jude
Dr Oz introduced Victoria, a little girl currently undergoing cancer treatments at St. Jude. She surprised Dr Oz with a St. Jude pin and shared that the staff at the hospital were so welcoming, they felt like family. St. Jude has the proton beam which can go into the brain without damaging any healthy parts of the brain. When asked what she wants to do when she grows up, Victoria shared that she wants to be a radiation oncologist at St. Jude and help find a cure for cancer.
Dr Oz: Quick & Easy Comfort Food
On a different note, Dr Oz welcomed chef Anne Burrell shared some of her best tips for making the holidays less stressful in the kitchen. First, read your recipe before you start to make sure you have everything you need. First, Anne prepared a delicious, comforting pasta dish, Pasta Fagioli. She then shared the incredible recipe for her “Grown Up Grilled Cheese” otherwise known as her Taleggio Grilled Cheese. You can find that recipe on the next page.
Dr Oz: Anne Burrell Taleggio Grilled Cheese Recipe Ingredients
- 12 slices bacon
- 8 tbsp unsalted butter – at room temperature
- 1 Honey Crisp apple – peeled, sliced thin on a mandolin
- 1 1/4 lb Taleggio cheese
- 8 slices rye bread
- 1/2 C Dijon mustard
Anne Burrell: Dr Oz Taleggio Grilled Cheese Recipe Directions
- Put the Taleggio into the freezer for 20 minutes
- Remove the orange rind and cut the cheese into slices 1/4-inch thick
- While the cheese is in the freezer, place a large saute pan over medium heat and cook the bacon until crispy and brown
- When the bacon is done, transfer it to a plate lined with paper towels and save
- Spread a thin, even layer of butter on each piece of bread
- Spread the other side of the bread with Dijon
- Lay the bread on a baking sheet with the Dijon side facing up
- Put an even layer of Taleggio on each piece of bread
- Lay 3 slices of bacon on 4 pieces of the Taleggio-lined bread
- Top the bacon with an even layer of apple slices
- Preheat a griddle or nonstick saute pan to medium and preheat the oven to 200 degrees to keep the finished sandwiches warm
- Put the tops and bottoms (not yet sandwiches together) on the griddle or in the nonstick pan and cook for 5-7 minutes until brown and crusty
- When the cheese has melted, flip the top onto the bottom so the cheese is on the inside
- Press each sandwich then flip and cook another 1-2 minutes
- Repeat with the rest of the sandwiches