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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.

Winter Newsletter 2018 - Winter is on its way, and with it comes the challenges of a festive and hectic holiday season. While it’s easy to get bogged down in the details of party planning and settle for the same old same old, there's no better time to branch out and try something new that will no doubt impress your guests – and even yourself! As always, The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® (DIEHC)  is at your service with practical, healthy tips for getting through the holidays, and starting off 2019 on an inspired note.

Autism Rates Continue To Rise - By Deirdre Imus, January 2019 - A new study released in December suggests that rates of autism, which have been increasing for nearly two decades, are rising still. According to research published in the journal Pediatrics, one in 40 children – or 2.5 percent of all kids between the ages of 3 and 17 – has an autism spectrum disorder. 

First Flint, Now Newark - Are You Next?: By Deirdre Imus, 11-27-18 - Just 16 miles from our home at Hackensack University Medical Center is the city of Newark, NJ. It is the state’s largest city, with more than 285,000 people calling it home.  It is the state’s second-poorest city and recent revelations indicate the water of Newark, NJ is rife with lead.

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

The Longevity Diet by Valter Longo - The internationally renowned, clinically tested, revolutionary diet program to lose weight, fight disease, and live a longer, healthier life.  Can what you eat determine how long, and how well, you live? The clinically proven answer is yes, and The Longevity Diet is easier to follow than you'd think. 

Deirdre's Dish Picks

Deirdre's Oven Roasted Potato Skins - By Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch Cooking for Kids and Cowboys - At the Ranch, we use the scooped-out potato flesh left over from this dish to make hash browns for breakfast.  You can do the same by simply seasoning the potato with salt and pepper, forming it into patties, and frying them in olive oil until golden.

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 Wallace Refuses to Have John LeBoutillier on His Show

Imus chastised his guest/sparring partner Chris Wallace right off the bat today for the tough time he gave Mitt Romney on Fox News Sunday last week.  “You don’t do these guys a favor by going on easy on them,” Wallace said of politicians.

Maybe not. But beating Romney up for the health care reform he passed as Governor of Massachusetts in 2006, and for that health care plan’s similarities to Obama-care, and for flip-flopping on his abortion position when it was politically expedient to be pro-life in 2008, wasn’t helpful to Imus, who decided just two days ago that he wants Romney to be President in 2012.

Responding to Imus’s claim that this brand of journalism is “not helpful,” Wallace said, “I didn’t realize that I was working for the committee to elect Mitt Romney.” Well, now you do.

As part of the so-called “media elite,” Wallace responded to accusations made yesterday by Rep. Patrick Kennedy that he and his colleagues are not adequately covering the war in Afghanistan, choosing instead to focus stories like the mental breakdown of former Congressman Eric Massa.

“Yes, he got more coverage than he deserved,” Wallace said about Massa, who resigned last week and has since alleged a naked Rahm Emanuel threatened him about his health care vote in the House gym. “”But it’s not like we haven’t covered the war in Afghanistan. “

Asked if he knew John LeBoutillier, the Conservative former Congressman who now writes for Newsmax and appeared one hour ago on this show, Wallace shrugged and said, “I know the name,” which was not the right answer. He should, Imus insisted, have LeBoutillier on Fox News Sunday instead of “the same stiffs” he has every week.

“We have news makers,” said Wallace. “Not news-maxers.”

Wallace believes that the “original sin” of the Democrats’ health care bill is that they couldn’t pass it in the first year. But, he added, “I’m not going to count out Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer and the White House on their ability to get this bill through.”

Vice President Joe Biden was shipped off to Israel a few days ago, and managed to set negotiations there back in a way only he can, announcing that the Israelis and Palestinians would begin having indirect talks, after decades of communicating directly.

“It’s a mess, it’s always been a mess,” said Wallace. “But it seems to be taking one step forward and two steps backwards.”

Wallace will have his pal Karl Rove on Fox News Sunday this week, and went on and on about his admiration for the man. At Imus’s he suggestion that Wallace and Rove engage in an Eric Massa-style tickly party, Wallace said only, “You really are an idiot.”

-Julie Kanfer

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