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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.

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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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S.E. Cupp Kept the I-Man's Attention While Discussing "Losing Our Religion"

S.E. Cupp’s full name is Sarah Elizabeth, but she began using the “S.E,” she said, “to be sort of gender anonymous.” It was fun for the first ten years or so, but now that she’s on television all the time, she admits, “It’s just sort of an obnoxious affect.”

That sort of self-deprecating attitude is welcome on this show, regardless of political or religious affiliation. Cupp, whose new book is Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media’s Attack on Christianity, defies expectations on both: she’s a Conservative, and an Atheist.

“I’ve always been fascinated by religion,” she said of the subject of her book. As an Atheist, Cupp thinks she can be more objective because, “I don’t have a dog in the fight except to say that I think the press should be more responsible.”

The “liberal media,” in her view, treats Christianity “like it’s porn.” In fact, she added, “Porn is more acceptable to them than Christianity is.” With around 80 percent of the country identifying as some sort of Christian, Cupp said, “That’s fairly irresponsible.”

When she says “the liberal media,” Cupp is primarily referring to The New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, The Huffington Post, and In Losing Our Religion, she systematically examined each outlet over the last five to ten years to examine how extensive the attack on Christianity has become.

One of the worst offenders is Newsweek, where a reporter named Lisa Miller uses her column “Belief Watch” to criticize Christianity. “She calls the Pope ‘ugly,’” said Cupp. Miller also calls Christian colleges “dangerous extremists,” using a column that Cupp believes should talk about faith and values to viscerally attack Christian America.

Unlike Islam, which is held to a sometimes dangerous burden of proof, in her view. “It’s not an accident that we caught the Christian militia men from Michigan before they acted, but the underwear bomber, and Major Nadal Hasan in Ft Hood after they acted,” Cupp said. “Because you can go after Christians without being afraid of getting called a racist, or profiling. But you have to treat Islam with kid gloves.”

Cupp was raised Catholic and attended Catholic school, but no longer believes in God. “I’ve tried really hard,” she told Imus. “I think this is all an accident. I’m not a militant atheist; I just can’t intellectually wrap my head around it.”

Her parents still practice, however: mom’s a Roman Catholic, and Dad’s a born-again Christian. “So he’s really nuts,” said Imus.

Even more unlikely is Cupp’s fierce conservatism, which revealed itself to her while in college at Cornell. “I watched a debate in college between a couple of professors arguing affirmative action, and I found myself siding with the con, the anti-position,” she said. “And I thought, wow, if that’s conservatism, I’d like to check that out.”

Now, she’s a bona fide right wing nut, watching NASCAR and shooting guns in her spare time. She’s also a frequent guest on Hannity, where she’ll appear tonight to promote her book. Imus and Cupp agreed there’s no better person than Hannity, though, she lodged one complaint: “He tries to baptize me every time we get near a water cooler.”

-Julie Kanfer

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