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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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    Feb172010

    Live From the Greenroom: A Retraction

    Today I must post a retraction for an inaccurate depiction of Don Imus I wrote in yesterday’s installment of ‘From the Greenroom’.  In a lame attempt at humor, I painted a picture of the I-Man as an ugly, evil, horrible person, who suffers from an obsession with minutiae worse than any Type A personality, and that he brutalized our sweet and dedicated production assistant, Carley, for placing his cowboy hat upside down on a table.  In the interests of truthfully reporting the incident, I must set the record straight. 

    Don Imus is not ugly. 

    In fact, he is, what some women might consider, ‘hunky’.  Not Connell McShane pretty, mind you, but a rugged, striking individual, whose strong, almost woodcut features could adorn the cover of any Zane Grey novel.  Although I am not a homosexual, I can see where one would be deeply attracted to him.  In fact, I can easily picture a scenario in which I could actually ‘Get Physical’ with him.  Perhaps it’s because he has repeatedly told me how many times I have ‘hosed’ him. 

    What I failed to understand is that there is a sacred relationship between a cowboy and his hat, and that there are a lot of superstitions surrounding that relationship. For instance, a cowboy must NEVER place his hat on a bed, as it will most assuredly bring bad things.  A cowboy should never let someone wear his hat, unless he plans on taking them home.  And, in addition to it ruining the brim, if the hat is placed on a table the way it is worn on your head, all the luck will run out.  Of course, so will the lice, but I suppose that’s not as important as the potential loss of good fortune.

    I exaggerated the incident in an attempt to be humorous.  Here, in fact, is a verbatim transcript of what actually transpired:  

     

    IMUS:  Carley?

    Carley:  Yes, Mr. Imus?

    IMUS:  You’re doing a great job, really terrific, I just want to ask, if you don’t mind, that you not place my hat on the desk brim-down from now on.

    Carley:  I’m so sorry, Mr. Imus

    IMUS: Oh, that’s fine, no worries, you didn’t know.  I probably shouldn’t have even said anything about it in the first place.  I mean, it’s just a hat, I have about a thousand of them, so if the brim got bent I could just wear another one.  Or send Brant out in the limo to go purchase a few hundred more, just in case you keep forgetting how to properly rest it on the table.  I’m sorry I even brought it up.  I really shouldn’t obsess over it so much, it’s not like if you don’t place it correctly it will give me Cancer, which would be a moot point anyway, because you as you know, I already have Cancer.  Boy, Rob looks really great today, doesn’t he?  He sure looks like he’s lost a lot of weight.  Remind me to call Julie later and ask her if she wouldn’t mind booking Harold Ford Junior on the program.  I’ve been thinking about it, and he’s really a great guy after all. 

     

    Now, I ask you.  Is THAT the behavior of an ugly man?