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Greening Your Life, Vol. 2/No. 2, June 2007

With summer here, it’s time to enjoy the outdoors and some relaxation, whether it’s at a tranquil beach or city park. Wherever your travels lead, take along a book or two (like my new Green This! Greening the Cleaning) and some safer bug spray (see our “Did You Know?” article below). Read more

 

 

Welcome Dr. Lawrence Rosen, MD, and Karen Overgaard, LPN 
The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® is pleased to announce our new medical advisor.

Dr. Lawrence Rosen  is a  nationally recognized expert in Pediatric Integrative Medicine, acting as Chair of the Integrative Pediatrics Council, a non-profit foundation dedicated to transforming children's health care. Dr. Rosen is also a founding member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Provisional Section on Complementary, Holistic and Integrative Medicine. He is a frequent speaker at both professional and consumer gatherings, discussing topics such as holistic care of the newborn and the integrative management of autism. Read more 

Karen Overgaard, LPN, is a primary care nurse working in the Division of Pediatric Integrative Medicine at HUMC and at Dr. Rosen's practice in northern New Jersey. Karen is a recognized expert in the field of holistic nursing and a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association. She has over 35 years in clinical nursing experience. In addition, she is certified as an instructor in infant massage, yoga, fitness and dance; additionally, she is a Reiki Master. Most recently, Karen coordinated the Kids’ Weigh to Health program at Pascack Valley Hospital for children with weight and nutrition issues. Read more

Capitol_HillLegislative Update

The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® tracks legislation affecting children’s environmental health. Learn more and let your legislators hear from you on critical issues. Read more

 

 
Cleaning_ProductsDid You Know?
Safer Bug Repellants, Baby Bottles and Baby Cleaners

With summer comes the arrival of bugs, and many of us turn to conventional products on the shelves of grocery stores, pharmacies and big box giants. But what is in these products? The labels – and warnings – show a chemical cocktail of ingredients that may pose serious health risks, especially for children. Read more

                             

Environmental_HazardManganese and ADHD: The Concept of Neurotoxicity By Lawrence D. Rosen, MD

Manganese (Mn) is a naturally occurring metallic element throughout the earth’s crust, found naturally in water, air and soil. Mn is also found in foods and botanical products, and it is an essential trace element for human health. While Mn deficiency can result in a multitude of health problem , it is currently Mn toxicity that is the focus of recent study in children’s environmental health. Read more

 

blintz_cropFresh Fruit Blintzes

It's another great recipe from Deirdre Imus' best-selling cookbook, Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys.  The tender, delicate pancakes will keep for three or four days in the refrigerator. Lay them flat and separate each with a sheet of waxed paper. Then wrap them airtight. Serve the blintzes with fruit filling or warm maple syrup.  Read more


 
 

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