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Deirdre Imus to Appear on "Oprah & Friends", Dec. 12

Hackensack, N.J., December 8, 2006 -- Children’s environmental health advocate Deirdre Imus is slated to appear on "Oprah and Friends" -- the new XM Satellite Radio channel (156) -- as a guest on “The Dr. Oz Show,” which airs Tuesday, December 12 at 7 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. EST.

XM Satellite Radio is a subscription service offering over 170 digital channels, including 69 commercial-free channels and exclusive live concerts and original programming. The service is also streamed online, with over 75 XM channels.

Ms. Imus talks with Dr. Mehmet Oz about a range of topics including the state of children’s health, the meaning of greening, the genesis of the award-winning Greening the Cleaning® program, The Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer, and the importance of a healthy, organic diet.

Deirdre Imus is the founder and President of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology®, part of Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) in New Jersey, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation. The Center represents one of the first hospital-based programs whose specific mission is to identify, control, and ultimately prevent exposures to environmental factors that may cause adult, and especially pediatric cancer, as well as other health problems with our children.

Ms. Imus is also co-founder and co-director with husband, Don Imus, of The Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer, an authentic 4,000 acre working cattle ranch in northern New Mexico, which provides the experience of the American cowboy to children suffering from cancer and various blood diseases, as well as to children who have lost a brother or sister to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

In addition to noteworthy interviews on his show, Dr. Oz engages callers with discussions on healing techniques, preventative medicine and the latest in health news so that listeners can make well-informed decisions about their health.

Dr. Mehmet Oz is a noted heart surgeon, a regular contributor to The Oprah Winfrey Show, and co-author of YOU: The Owner's Manual and YOU: On a Diet.

Dr. Oz is the Irving Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Heart Assist Device Program and is a founder of the Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Medical Center. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and healthcare policy. He has authored more than 350 original publications, book chapters, abstracts, and books and has received several patents.



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