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June 1st, 1968 - March 29th, 2018

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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.

 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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Imus Ranch Foundation 

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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Kinky Friedman

Kinky Friedman has performed with Bob Dylan, traveled with Led Zeppelin on their private plane, and partied with John Belushi, Robin Williams, Don Imus, Lowell George, Levon Helm, Eric Clapton, Iggy Pop, Mike Bloomfield, and Dennis Hopper. When his cocaine habit nearly killed him, he returned to Texas and wrote 30 books, including 18 detective novels, as well as memoirs with Willie Nelson and Billy Bob Thornton. More than 547,000 Texans voted for him when he ran for governor in 2006, and friends Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffet, and Lyle Lovett helped with fundraisers.

Kinky Friedman is a true Renaissance man, and in EVERYTHING’S BIGGER IN TEXAS: The Life and Times of Kinky Friedman (Backbeat Books Hardcover, November 2017, $29.99), biographer Mary Lou Sullivan provides an intimate look at Richard “Kinky” Friedman culled from hours of candid, in-depth interviews with the Kinkster, his friends, and his associates.

Kinky was a child chess prodigy, a camp counselor, and a Red Cross-certified swimming instructor. In the 60s, he picketed segregated businesses while in college and served in the Peace Corps in Borneo. A singer/songwriter/satirist who called his country band the Texas Jewboys, Kinky was the “first full-blooded Jew” to play the Grand Ole Opry and put on the only show in Austin City Limits’ history deemed too offensive to air.

He’s been a columnist, politician, entrepreneur (Kinkajou Records, Kinky Friedman’s Private Stock Politically Correct Salsa and Dip, Kinky Friedman Cigars, Man in Black Tequila), and animal activist who co-founded the Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch, a no-kill shelter in Texas. Never one to let age define him, at 70, Kinky released his first studio album in thirty-nine years and toured the country to promote it on his Resurrected Tour.

On November 15th, Kinky and his biographer, Mary Lou Sullivan, will go on the road for the “Everything’s Bigger in Texas” book and music tour.

Tour dates are as follows:
November 4th – Texas Book Festival - Austin
November 15th - The Townsend - Austin
November 16th - The Mucky Duck - Houston
November 17th - Poor David’s Pub - Dallas
November 18th - McCabe’s Guitar Store - Los Angeles