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The Trump Team Challenge: a Children’s Agenda for Every Zip Code - Co-author Deirdre Imus, President, The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® at Hackensack University Medical Center - Here’s a challenge for President-elect: make all the country’s PK-12 schools and child care centers healthy places for children to learn. It will take more than one year.
 

 

 Celebrating 15 Years Protecting Children's Health & the Environment

 The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®  - When you are among the first voices to speak out on an issue, it’s difficult to know if anyone is listening. When I founded The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® at Hackensack University Medical Center fifteen years ago, concern about our children's health being impacted by toxic exposures in the environment was not the hot button, trendy issue it is today.  Read more...

 

Deirdre's Dish Picks

 

 Donnie's Baked Vegetable Dumplings with Miso-Tamari Dipping Sauce: Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys - These delicacies are great as either an appetizer or a side dish.  They’re not hard to make; it just takes a bit of time for the dough to rise.  If you like a bit more heat, increase the chipotle chiles to 1/3 cup.

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.

If you have a Healthy Recipe that you enjoy and would like to see others indulge in, please share it with us: Deirdre.Imus@hackensackmeridian.org - You may have your recipe posted live on my Recipe Page! 

Deirdre's Book Pick Of The Week

 

 Inoculated: How Science Lost its Soul in Autism - by Kent Heckenlively - In November of 2013, Simpson University biology professor, Dr. Brian Hooker got a call from Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) working in vaccine safety. Their conversations would lead to explosive revelations that top officials at the CDC engaged in a systematic cover-up of data showing that earlier administration of the MMR vaccine caused increased rates of autism in children, particularly African-American males. Thompson would eventually turn over thousands of the documents to US Congressman William Poesy.

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The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® is devoted to the health and well-being of children, their parents and the general public. Donations to the Environmental Health Center will support research on children's environmental health.

 

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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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Cavs lose to Pelicans - Cavaliers now losing in unprecedented fashion with LeBron James, fall 124-122 to Pelicans

Miami Heat stun Golden State Warriors - Dion Waiters' 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left capped his 33-point effort, and the Miami Heat finished off a 4-0 homestand by stunning Golden State 105-102 on Monday night to end the Warriors' seven-game winning streak

Knicks Beat Pacers - Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points and broke a tie with a turnaround baseline jumper with 23.4 seconds left to give the New York Knicks a rare victory at Indiana, 109-103 over the Pacers on Monday night.

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    Deirdre Imus Talks Cancer Prevention, and Admirable Women

    Former softball player Deirdre Imus should have toned down her look today, in her husband’s opinion, since openly gay country singer Chely Wright was arriving at the studio shortly.

    “I’m looking forward to meeting her,” Deirdre said coyly, dressed in a cheerful, bright pink dress and spiked heels.

    Since a few minutes had passed with no talk of his cancer, Imus asked his wife to discuss the lunatic diet she has him on, which he is hesitant to suggest to people as a method of battling their own cancer.

    “I do recommend a lot of what you’re on, just for overall health and prevention,” Deirdre told her husband. She does not, however, recommend copying Imus’s exact diet. “Everyone is so different, you have to take an integrative approach.”

    In the I-Man’s case, his diet is almost entirely raw. “It doesn’t make sense not to eat like this anyway,” said Deirdre. He consumes mainly vegetables; gluten-free grains like millet, which is a complete protein; and a lot of nuts and beans.

    “We’re trying to pack in as many nutrients that will actually help,” Deirdre explained. “We’re boosting your immune system, keeping your levels so that you’re not deficient in anything.”

    Being deficient in any mineral, she continued, “does not make sense once you have cancer” because minerals help fight off the cancer and can induce apoptosis, or cell death, where the cancer cell basically commits suicide.

    Prompting the obvious follow-up question from Imus, “So, you ever thought about being a lesbian?” While Deirdre has never wanted to be one, she thinks it’s great that women like Chely Wright and others have come out and been honest about their sexuality.

    And whether Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is or isn’t, as many have speculated, her accomplishments are incredibly impressive. “Those are a lot of the women I admire through history—the women that haven’t focused on their looks,” said Deirdre. “They haven’t gone through life because of their looks.”

    Then, she and her husband ticked off a list of women—Florence Nightengale, Marie Curie, Mother Theresa, Hillary Clinton—who have not “cashed in on their looks,” as Imus eloquently put it.

    Suddenly, Imus received an e-mail from his and Deirdre’s friend Sean Hannity, who, rather appropriately, commented, “I’m watching the program with the sound off.”

    -Julie Kanfer

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