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This New Year, let's Resolve to Protect our Children's Health: By Deirdre Imus, 1-16-2018 - The first few days of a new year are, for many of us, a return to reality after a bit of a hiatus. With so much fanfare during the holiday season, it can be easy to forget about somewhat less appealing realities regarding our children’s health.

Co-CEO's of Hackensack Meridian Health Bob Garrett and John Lloyd appearance on the "Imus in the Morning" program.

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. 

Dara Berger talks to the I-Man about her book, "How To Prevent Autism"   Click Here For The Interview! 

 


 

Deirdre's Book Pick Of The Week

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben - Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network.


High Aluminum Found in Autism Brain Tissue: New Study Indicates that Widespread Exposure to Aluminum Is Setting the Stage for Catastrophic Neurological Damage 

Deirdre's Dish Picks

 

Easy Vegan Lasagna - Recipe courtesy of Ellen Troyer with David Amess and the Biosyntryx Staff - The holidays are behind us for a few weeks and we need a bit of a kitchen break, so our Tasty Tuesday focus is back to easy nutrient-dense recipes we can make ahead of time and reheat when needed for quick and satisfying meals.

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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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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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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    Entries from January 29, 2017 - February 4, 2017

    2:10AM

    Connell McShane

    Connell McShane is a news correspondent for FOX Business Network and news reader on Imus In The Morning radio program.
     
    Prior to joining FBN, McShane worked at Bloomberg Television where he served as a news reporter and an anchor on "Evening Edition," "On the Markets" and "Marketweek." He also broadcasted live reports from both the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ. Before Bloomberg Television, McShane co-anchored the syndicated morning show "The First Word" on Bloomberg Radio. McShane began his career in sports broadcasting. He served as the play-by-play voice of minor league baseball’s Pittsfield Mets during the 1998 season.
     
    A graduate of Fordham University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Media Studies, McShane was named a finalist in both the New York Metro Achievement in Radio Awards and the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters' Association.
    2:05AM

    Alexis Glick

    Alexis Glick is CEO of the GENYOUth Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing child health and wellness through improved nutrition and physical activity. GENYOUth's flagship program, Fuel Up to Play 60, a partnership between the National Football League and the National Dairy Council, empowers youth in more than 73,000 schools to improve their own health by consuming nutrient-rich foods and achieving at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily.

     

    Prior to her appointment as CEO, Alexis Glick was Vice President of Fox Business News, where she helped launch the largest cable news network in history and anchored "Money for Breakfast" and "The Opening Bell." Glick has interviewed some of the world's most recognized leaders and newsmakers across politics, business and sports, including President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Warren Buffett, Rupert Murdoch, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Ken Chenault and Tiger Woods, among others.

     

    Glick currently serves on the board of directors of Cumulus Media, America's second largest operator of radio stations. She was a senior fellow for the Kauffman Foundation, one of the largest foundations in the country, dedicated to education and entrepreneurship. She also served as a strategic advisor to the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, an international forum of business CEOs and chairpersons focused exclusively on corporate philanthropy created by Paul Newman, John C. Whitehead and Peter L. Malkin.

     

    In addition to her consulting and advisory work for media and financial companies, Glick has become a frequent guest and contributor to many Network, Cable News and National radio stations. She travels across the country speaking about a range of topics including the fate of the U.S. economy, the political climate in Washington, D.C. and her personal journey from running a business on Wall Street to covering hurricanes, super bowls, presidential elections and the largest financial crisis of our lifetime.

     

    Prior to joining Fox News, Glick was a correspondent for NBC News's "Today Show," where she co-anchored the third hour of the program with Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Ann Curry. Before joining "Today," she was the senior trading correspondent for CNBC and reported from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for CNBC's flagship morning program "Squawk Box."

     

    Earlier in her career, Glick was an executive at Morgan Stanley where she headed floor operations at the New York Stock Exchange. A member of the New York Stock Exchange since 2002, she was the first and youngest woman to manage such an operation for a bulge bracket firm, and served as one of its top producers on the Listed Equity Trading Desk. She began her career as an analyst at Goldman Sachs in the Equities Division.

     

    Glick is a graduate of Columbia University where she previously served on the board of directors of the Columbia College Alumni Association. In 2006, she was awarded Columbia's John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement. She's been featured in Metropolitan Home, W, Fortune, New York Magazine, Glamour, Men's Health, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, among others. She is the proud mother of four young children.
    2:02AM

    "Vinnie from Queens"

    "Vinnie from Queens" with Bernard McGuirk, Sid Rosenberg, Mike "Gunz" Gunselman, Tony Powell & Lou Rufino.

    2:10AM

    Don Imus

    Imus broadcast his first program from New York City back in 1971. His life journey has by some accounts been arduous, by other accounts a freak parade, and by still others as a matter for a RICO investigation. It began out in the great American West, California and Arizona, and eventually would make its way on across the country to Ohio and New York.

    Imus was born in Riverside, California. Ranching was the family business and he was actually raised on a big cattle spread called the Willows near Kingman, Arizona. Don recalls that period of his childhood fondly and his familiar cowboy persona is completely legitimate. His irascibility appears to be equally legitimate, influenced by more than a few hard knocks along the way. If he revels in the agony of others, as he jokes, it may just be because he’s had a little of that himself. His parents divorced when Don was fifteen, he changed schools frequently, got arrested after a school yard fight, won election in secondary school as class president and was impeached, and, at seventeen, was pushed by his mother to join the marine corps as the best strategy to keep him out of jail. While it all added up to what Imus himself has described as a fairly horrible adolescence, it also disproves a theory that he actually had no parents and instead spawned spontaneously in dust clots behind the Laundromat dryers where one day he would seek shelter. When did all of these events unfold? It doesn’t really matter. And why annoy Don by asking?

    Despite the occasional rough patch, Imus did spend a full twelve years in public school and emerged with no formal education…a product of automatic social promotion not even casually tied to merit. He graduated with no honors and no skills, a rare stroke of luck because a broadcasting career required neither. Difficulty continued to dog Imus after his school days: his undistinguished, infraction blotched stretch in the marines, onerous labor in a Superior, Arizona copper mine and a Grand Canyon uranium mine where an accident left him with both legs broken. There was work as a freight brakeman on the Southern Pacific railroad and a back injury suffered in an engine derailment and at one point the indignities of homelessness, hitching, being flat broke. Better, and worse days were to come. This quintessential American and often challenging personal passage materially defined Imus, instilling him with humility, a deep respect for our country and its workers, and a disturbing need to get even. He emerged from the experience with attributes that contributed enormously to the broadcasting distinction he would realize: an intrinsic, conspicuous authenticity, and a unique ability to connect with real people who work hard, serve their country, and care passionately about what really matters in the world.

    Once Imus began broadcasting, fame and acclaim came quickly. He was showered with the laurels of radio celebrity including inductions into both the National Association of Broadcasters and radio halls of fame. He was the recipient of four Marconi awards, broadcasting’s equivalent of Hollywood’s Oscars. It got to the point that he would throw this or that slab of walnut with crystal crap glued to it against the wall of his office as a convenient means of intimidating horrified underlings. He was featured on television programs from NBC’s “Today” show to CBS’ “60 Minutes.” He was a guest of Charlie Rose, David Letterman, and of special note, Larry King, in shameless, mutual ass-kissing marathons that challenged the audience's gag reflex.

    Don and wife Deirdre will continue to run the Imus ranch for kids with cancer, raise more millions for the Tomorrows Children Fund, the CJ Foundation for SIDS, America’s veterans and their care, autism studies, environmental concerns, and all the countless other things Don does, most with notice neither assigned nor sought.

    2:05AM

    "Psychos"

    "Psychos" with Deirdre Imus, Bernard McGuirk, Sid Rosenberg, Tony Powell and Lou Rufino