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Greening Your Life, Vol. 2/No. 4, December 2007

All of us at The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology® wish you and yours a healthy, peaceful, and green holiday season. As we celebrate friends and family, we are grateful to all of you who have made this past year such a success. Read more

 

 

Spotlight on Volunteers

At The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology®, dedicated volunteers – both new and seasoned - assist several days a week with the work of research, education and outreach. Each is a member of Hackensack University Medical Center’s (HUMC) volunteer program, bringing invaluable assistance to staff and enriching the overall patient experience. Our volunteers are: Charles Blain (pictured), Janice Meister and Ginny Lieneck. Read more

 

Protect Your Family from Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

chemist_1Our country’s overuse and dependence on antibiotics could be producing dire consequences. In 1995, a study conducted in Atlanta and published in The New England Journal of Medicine found 25% of bacterial pneumonia illnesses were resistant to penicillin, and another 25% were resistant to several antibiotics." ...Here is an update Read more

 

 

New Book Explores 'The Secret History of the War on Cancer'

march-2008-secret-war-on-cancerIn her recent book, The Secret History of the War on Cancer, Devra Lee Davis, PhD, MPH, writes: "Look around and it seems that cancer has become the price of modern life. In America and England, one out of every two men and one out of every three women will develop cancer in their lifetime."     Read more

 

 

Healther, Greener Computers
By Julie Kanfer


ComputerAccording to the National Retail Federation’s 2007 Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, 36.4 percent of consumers want to receive electronics or computer-related accessories as gifts this holiday season.(1) As each recipient tears the wrapping paper off their brand new Mac laptop or Dell keyboard, they’re likely not thinking five or six years down the line when their now brand new personal computer will become a relic. Read more

 

1 out of 4 Obese School-Aged Children Suffers 'Metabolic Syndrome'


young_boy_croppedOne out of every four obese school-aged children (6 to 12 years old) develops an illness typically associated with adults that are nearly 40 years old, metabolic syndrome, due to one clear reason: child obesity. Read more

 

Recipe: Brocolli and Cheddar Cheese Soup

Truly creamy and delicious, this velvety soup offers the perfect balance of vegetable and cheese flavors! It's another great recipe from Deirdre Imus' best-selling cookbook, Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys -- and just right to warm you up on a winter's day. Read more

 

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