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The Vaccination Debate: Today we investigate one of the biggest medical controversies of our time: vaccines. There’s little dispute about this much-- vaccines save many lives, and rarely, they injure or kill. A special federal vaccine court has paid out billions for injuries from brain damage to death. But not for the form of brain injury we call autism. Now—we have remarkable new information: a respected pro-vaccine medical expert used by the federal government to debunk the vaccine-autism link, says vaccines can cause autism after all. He claims he told that to government officials long ago, but they kept it secret.


Spring Newsletter 2019 - Spring is on its way, and with it comes a chance for renewal, a vital opportunity to clean up and clean out in all areas of our lives. If you’ve been feeling weighed down by winter, we’ve got just the stuff to get you revved up for spring’s beautiful gifts.

EPA Must Ban Roundup (Glyphosate) Forever - By Deirdre Imus, May 13, 2019 - Within the last year, two lawsuits have found the chemical giant Monsanto liable for causing cancer in people who used their product Roundup, one of the world’s most popular weed killers. In the first lawsuit, which was decided last summer in San Francisco, a jury ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million to the groundskeeper at a school who had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. More recently, this past March another San Francisco jury found Monsanto liable for yet another person getting non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and told them to pay that man $80 million in damages.

Nuke my Food, No Thank-You - By Deirdre Imus, April 23, 2019 - The way we eat in this country – and around the world – changed forever in 1967, when the first countertop microwave oven was introduced to the market.  It was discovered almost by accident in 1946, when chocolate in a scientist’s pocket melted anytime he stood near a device emitting microwave energy. Nearly 30 years later, it allowed anyone who had the money and the space to cook their food in almost unimaginably fast fashion, and by the mid-1970s millions of microwave ovens were being sold each year.

Hackensack University Medical Center Receives Practice Greenhealth Top 25 Award for 6th Year in a Row - Practice Greenhealth is pleased to announce that Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack University Medical Center has been named as one of the Top 25 hospitals in the country for its distinguished work in pursuing environmental excellence.

Hackensack University Medical Center Wins Practice Greenhealth Circles of Excellence Award  - Practice Greenhealth is pleased to extend its warmest congratulations to Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack University Medical Center as a Circles of Excellence Award winner.

A Healthy School for Every Child - By Deirdre Imus, 4-1-2019 - Schools should be some of the most sacred structures on our planet. They are shrines to learning of all sorts, whether educational, emotional, lifestyle, or otherwise. We learn how to do math in school but we also learn how to make and maintain friendships, how to take care of one another and also of our planet.  More than 55 million children and seven million adults – 20 percent of the U.S. population - occupy schools every day. Schools are more densely occupied than offices and in worse shape than prisons. Despite their vital role in society, these buildings are simply not at the forefront of most people’s minds day in and day out.

Exclusive Interview: Deirdre Imus Is on a Mission to Save Our Kids and Remove Toxins - Alpha Rising spent time with Deirdre Imus and got an exclusive tour of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center at Hackensack University Medical Center in NJ. Bottom Line: The more we remove poisonous toxins, the more we save our kids' lives. 

The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center - Hackensack Meridian Health Honored as an Environmental Conservation Champion of Good Works by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey

 

Deirdre's Book Pick Of The Week

Brain Under Attack-By Beth Lambert, MA Maria Ricket Hong, CHHC, AADP - Does your child have rages, OCD, tics, aggressive behavior, prolonged tantrums and/or anxiety? Is your child exhibiting sudden behavioral changes or a developmental regression? Your child may have PANS. PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) is an umbrella term which includes diagnoses such as PANDAS, PITANDS, and Autoimmune Encephalitis--all of which describe a condition marked by concerning psychiatric and physical symptoms that often appear suddenly. Children in the US are being diagnosed with PANS at a very concerning rate. What is behind this epidemic?

Deirdre's Dish Picks

 

Mesa Grande Vegetarian Meatballs - By Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch Cooking for Kids and Cowboys - Serve these classic Italian favorites with pasta and tomato sauce as a main course, or make them small and put them on toothpicks with Imus Ranch Barbeque or Southwestern Teriyaki Sauce for a delicious hors d'oeuvre.

 If you have a fond memory from your childhood about some of the dishes we post please click here to contact us, we would love to hear your story.

 

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With the closing of The Imus Ranch For Kids with Cancer, The Imus Ranch Foundation was formed to donate 100% of all donations previously devoted to The Imus Ranch for Kids with Cancer to various other charities whose work and missions compliment those of the ranch. The initial donation from The Imus Ranch Foundation was awarded to Tackle Kids Cancer, a program of The HackensackUMC Foundation and the New York Giants.  In addition, once the Imus Ranch for Kids with Cancer is sold, 100% of those funds will be contributed to The Imus Ranch Foundation.

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Chris Christie Gains Favor With Imus By Bulking Up On The Laughs

A man with a sense of humor as big as his waistline, Chris Christie, the Republican Gubernatorial Candidate in New Jersey, promised Imus one thing today.

"I'm going to be a big, fat winner," said Christie, formerly a U.S. Attorney in New Jersey. He told Imus, "I'm pretty fat, Don," and joked (we hope) that he weighs 550 lbs.

Christie's Democratic opponent, the incumbent Governor Jon Corzine, actually tried to use Christie's girth to his advantage by running sleazy ads declaring Christie "threw his weight around" as a federal prosecutor.

"It's just silly, it's beneath the office he holds," Chrisite said. "If you're going to do it, at least man-up and say I'm fat. Afterwards he wusses out and says, 'Oh no, I didn't mean that! I don't know what you're talking about.' If you say I'm fat, I'm fat!"

Imus told his guest he better win because, as with most things, this race for the governorship is all about Imus. So, how does Christie plan to appease the I-Man?

"We're the highest taxed state in the country, we have the highest unemployment we've had in 33 years," said Christie. "Jon Corzine has driven this state into an economic ditch."

The way out, he sees it, is to cut taxes and spending, and to return money to the people of New Jersey. You know, the stuff every single candidate in the world promises to do during every single election, ever. Why should Imus believe Christie?

"Because they lie, and I don't," said Christie. "C'mon. I swear I mean it. Cross my heart and hope to die!"

Imus became serious when asking Christie his plans to combat childhood autism in New Jersey, where the rate of incidences — 1 in 92 children — is the highest in the country.

"I intend to get aggressive about cleaning up Superfund sites and the Brownfields in New Jersey," he said, referring to two types of the contaminated fields in the state that many people link with autism and other health problems. The New Jersey Environmental Federation has endorsed Christie, the first Republican to receive their support in 30 years.

As for another suspected cause of autism — vaccinations — Christie plans to give parents a "seat at the table" to share their stories and their concerns. He struggles with Corzine's flu shot mandate, calling it "a real tough choice between protecting public health with vaccinations," and the problems parents suspect have caused by vaccines.

Feeling emboldened by his good rapport with the host, Christie interrupted Imus while he was speaking, which is never a good idea. "You're not the governor yet," Imus warned. "Although, I probably wouldn't be any more respectful then."

Christie's bio boasts that he has attended more than 100 Bruce Springsteen concerts, and Imus was deeply disturbed by the thought of Christie dancing in the aisles to the likes of "Thunder Road."

"No, that would be too difficult for me," Christie said, sadly. "Because I'm eating during the show."

-Julie Kanfer



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