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Don't forget to catch Deirdre on "You Shut Up", Wednesdays at 7:35am and Psychos, Thursday at 7:35am on Imus in the Morning! 


Does Liability Protection Lead to Unsafe Vaccines? A peer-reviewed study recently published in the Review of Industrial Organization examines whether removing the right to sue (“delitigation”) affects product safety. The findings highlight the importance of litigation in maintaining vaccine safety.

Vaccines and the Perfect Storm: A critical look at the current vaccine program in the United States suggests a possible Perfect Storm because there are a combination of factors surrounding the vaccine program which have the potential to lead to disastrous consequences.

Sunshine, Sunscreen and Vitamin D - By Deirdre Imus 6/20/17 - Summer is stirring, and with every emerging season comes new challenges, and also new adventures.  In an ideal scenario, we’d spend our days soaking up the sun, communing with nature, or tending to a blossoming garden.  In reality, any and all of these activities put you and your loved ones at risk of a dangerous sunburn.  

 Celebrating 15 Years Protecting Children's Health & the Environment

Deirdre's Dish Picks

Ranch Banana Splits: Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys - At the Ranch, kids and cowboys really love it when we serve these for desert. With so many flavors and toppings to choose from, the possible combinations seem limitless.

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.


Deirdre's Book Pick Of The Week


 Fat for Fuel by Dr. Joseph Mercola - In this groundbreaking guide, the first of its kind, New York Times best-selling author and leading natural-health practitioner Joseph Mercola explains how nearly all disease is caused by defective metabolic processes. Then he reveals what’s really causing your metabolism to go haywire: damage and dysfunction in the mitochondria, thousands of which are at work in nearly every cell in your body, generating 90 percent of the energy you need to stay alive and well.


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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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    Chad Pergram

    Chad Pergram began his career in journalism in high school as an intern and later reporter/anchor at WKRC-AM in Cincinnati. He also worked at WKRC-TV and then joined public radio station WMUB-FM in Oxford, OH. He became Senate producer for C-SPAN in 1993, after which he produced and anchored newscasts for NPR in Washington. Pergram was a reporter for Capitol News Connection prior to joining Fox News Channel, in September 2007, as the senior producer for the House of Representatives. Pergram was named Best Radio Reporter by the Ohio Associated Press in 1992. He has also received prestigious statewide awards for Best Use of Sound, Best Investigative Reporting, and Best Broadcast Writing. He has covered a variety of stories, including the Robert Mapplethorpe photo exhibit trial, Pete Rose's banishment from baseball, President Clinton's impeachment, and the Stanley Cup Finals. On Capitol Hill, Pergram enjoys doing stories that allows the listener to “look beneath the Dome to see how the machinery of Congress works”. In March 2007, he won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in reporting for his coverage of outgoing House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX). He also specializes in producing sound-rich features. In particular, he has compiled several "day-in-the-life" reports, detailing what lawmakers do all day (Pergram had to go running at 4:45 a.m. with one senator in 20-degree weather). He also prepared an audio diary of President Bush's inauguration and assembled a behind-the-scenes look at both political conventions.

    In March 2006, Pergram’s colleagues and co-workers at the Radio/Television Correspondents Association saluted him with the Joan S. Barone Award for Excellence in National Affairs/Public Broadcast Journalism. It’s the most prestigious prize for Washington-based broadcast reporting. Previous recipients include Tim Russert, Bob Schieffer, Nina Totenberg and Roger Mudd. Pergram was the youngest recipient of the award and the first radio reporter to be honored in 12 years.

    Pergram is the self-proclaimed “genesis” of Miami’s Inside Washington Program - one of the premier study programs at the University. The Inside Washington Program gives students the opportunity to meet the movers and shakers of Washington, D.C. and intern in a world-class environment only the nation’s capital can provide. The program focuses on topics in Political Science, Communications, and Journalism; however, it is open to undergraduates and graduate students from any major or academic division. In 1998, the program started as a summer internship program and in the fall of 2007, the university approved a pilot fall semester based program which was extremely successful. The university will send students out in the spring of 2009 for another semester based program and beginning in 2010 the program will expand to a full year program mirroring the highly acclaimed Miami Luxembourg Study Abroad Program. The Inside Washington Program is now approaching its 10-year anniversary.

    Pergram is a native of Jacksonburg, OH, the state's smallest incorporated village, population: 52. He earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Miami University (Ohio) in 1991 and a master's degree in Communication from Miami in 1993. He teaches a seminar in Washington for his alma mater on the confluence of media and politics.