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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.


Fall Newsletter 2019 - Back-to-school season is upon us, bringing with it the anticipation of new experiences for the kids in our lives. While many parents and caregivers can’t necessarily select which school a child will attend, we can choose to advocate for healthy changes. In this issue, we feature several ideas for helping to make that happen, including my Top 5 Back-to-School Tips. We may each be just a single voice raising awareness, but finding other similarly passionate people means our efforts will be amplified.

STOP Over Medicating Our Kids - By Deirdre Imus - According to a 2016 report by the Child Mind Institute, mental health disorders are the most common health issues facing children in the United States. Approximately one in five kids suffers from a mental health or learning disorder; 50 percent of these begin before age 14, and 75 percent before age 24.

Deirdre's Top 5 Back-to-School Tips


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. 

EPA Must Ban Roundup (Glyphosate) Forever - By Deirdre Imus, May 13, 2019 

 

Top 10 Back-to-School Food Tips - By Erin Ihde, MA, CCRP-Project Manager, Environmental Research The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® - Finding foods that are easy to pack – and that your child will actually eat – can sometimes be a challenge. Below are a few tips to make the job a little easier, and healthier.

Back to School Cleaning Tips for Moms - Article by Jim Ronchi, Project Manager, Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center - As a young child I always remember when I first started to notice the Back To School signs in the department stores, and see the commercials on the TV for sales on back to school clothes, I knew summer was almost over. I was not too happy about it, in fact I dreaded it. My mom on the other hand seemed to be much better with it.

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.

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

 

Tomato Soup with Broccoli and Parmesan - Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys - This is the kid's favorite soup at the ranch. We make it with our ranch grown heirloom tomatoes.

 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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Lee Woodruff, author of "Perfectly Imperfect," Might Be Perfectly Impervious to Embarassment

Lee Woodruff does a lot of stuff: she’s a life and family contributor for ABC’s Good Morning America; a freelance writer who recently wrote a piece about Deirdre Imus; and a member of the board of trustees for the Bob Woodruff Family Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides services to injured veterans and their families. She’s a;sp got a hunky husband and her most recent book, Perfectly Imperfect, is out in paperback. To top it all off, Woodruff is somehow still incredibly humble.

“You are so mistaken!” she told Imus, who insisted she was glamorous. “This is your wonderful makeup artist. I’m a mom, I’m a working person, I’m an old lady. Bob knows. He wakes up to this face.”

Something Bob no longer wakes up to, however, is his wife’s now infamous Lanz of Salzburg flannel nightgown, which she immortalized in Perfectly Imperfect in telling the story of her husband throwing it out of a window. She has since shot a YouTube video and written a song about the episode, and played some clips today for the I-Man. Her kids, she added, are appropriately mortified.

“They should be!” Imus observed.

Woodruff also recounts in her book taking her four children on a special White House tour when their dad was in “coma-land” after being hit by an IED explosion in Iraq.

“Nobody was really packed for that,” she said. But it’s not like they were meeting the President or anything. Oh, wait.

“Bush would like to meet you,” Woodruff recalled an aide telling her. So she and her motley crew were ushered into a private room, where they met the President. “I’m looking at my kids, and there is a Don King rats nest of hair…and my one daughter has sweatpants on that say ‘The End’ on the butt.”

Woodruff’s brood now also consists of two dogs, one of which is a combination of a Shih Tzu and a Yorkshire terrier.  “My kids love that they got a Shih Tzu so they can say the first part of the word legally,” said Woodruff, claiming she tempers her trucker-like use of swear words when in the company of her children and her mother.

Imus could not get over this, since he and his wife swear incessantly in front of their son, who does the same. “So you can’t say to him, ‘Honey, don’t drop the F-bomb,’” said Imus. “Because he looks at you like you’re crazy.”

Which is sort of how Imus looked at his guest when she expressed her desire to give him “a big, fat, wet kiss” like she did last time. “I’ll do it again, if Deirdre will let me,” Woodruff said, laughing. “I love to make you blush.”

Based on the candid content in Perfectly Imperfect, that’s something she seems incapable of doing herself.

-Julie Kanfer

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