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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.

It Matters Where Your Food Comes From: I talk, think, and write a lot about food – which foods to eat, which to avoid, the benefits of organic produce, the risks of eating processed foods, how to avoid harmful ingredients like pesticides, artificial flavorings and preservatives, and genetically modified organisms, best known as GMOs.  There is so much information to parse and consider when making the critical decisions about what to feed yourself and your loved ones.  Every breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack can feel like a monumental exercise in not getting it wrong.

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.

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.

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

CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories - CAFO provides an unprecedented view of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations where an increasing percentage of the world’s meat, milk, eggs, and fish are produced. As the photos and essays in this powerful book demonstrate, the rise of the CAFO industry has become one of the most pressing issues of our time.

Deirdre's Dish Picks


Fire Roasted Corn Chowder - Recipe by Foward Food & the Humane Society of the United States - Enjoy this hearty and healthy comfort food for lunch or dinner.

 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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