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

 

The Growing Pediatric Health Gap: Environmental Injustice Threatens Our Future - As we continue our mission of protecting children’s health, integrative pediatrician Dr. Rosen and I write about the changes in children's health over the last decade, and what we can do about it. We can each change one thing, and we hope this article in  EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing  will inspire you to find one positive change to make for our kids' health.

 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 Pick

 

 Imus Ranch Alfredo Sauce: Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys - Alfredo sauce is traditionally served over pasta, but it’s equally delicious on top of rice or vegetables.  The original version is made with heavy cream and full-fat cheese.  Ours is just as delicious, but a great deal healthier.
 

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

 

 ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic - by Alan Schwarz - The groundbreaking and definitive account of the widespread misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder—and how its unchecked growth over half a century has made ADHD one of the most controversial conditions in medicine, with serious effects on children, adults, and society.


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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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We mourn the loss of Eileen Jurist Prince (Eileen, Back Row Center) inspiration for The Tomorrow's Children Fund and daughter of our dear friend the extraordinary David Jurist.

  
The 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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Team USA Falls To Czechs - Team USA falls to Czechs, finishes winless in World Cup Hockey embarrassment

Mets Beat The Phillies - Cabrera 11th-inning homer leads Mets over Phillies 9-8

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    Wednesday
    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?