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Greening Your Life, Vol. 6 / No. 4, December 2011

December 2011 Vol. 6 , No. 4
new_image_deirdre_retouched2x3Dear Friends,
Many of us approach this time of year with high expectations:  the decorations have to be just right, the gifts perfect, and the family in good cheer.
So how about skipping the expectations and going for what really matters?  Tune into what makes the season – and the year to come – meaningful for you and your family.  In that spirit, we hope you enjoy this issue of Greening Your Life, where you’ll find holistic nurse Maureen McDonnell’s tips for managing anxiety, Dr. Rosen’s insights on yoga for kids, and my article on the Human Papillomavirus vaccine. Keeping in the spirit of the season, you’ll also find my Healthy Gift Ideas guide and my cold & flu blog with effective ideas for staying well.

From all of us at the Center, thank you for your support which makes our work possible.  The research at our Center is a tribute to the kids we help at Hackensack University Medical Center and throughout the country because of your generosity. Thank you from all of us.


Best wishes,


Deirdre Imus


PS – Remember to follow us into the new year on Facebook and let’s make this your family’s healthiest yet.

Integrative Oncology:   Spotlight on Yoga
Yoga: from the Sanskrit Yuj, meaning to yoke, join or unite.
One of the most popular and researched mind-body therapies, yoga has become such a fitness phenomenon that it is easy to lose sight of its power as a healing art.  Based on the growing evidence base for yoga’s safety and efficacy in promoting health for children and adults with cancer, an increasing number of hospitals are integrating this traditional practice with state-of-the-art conventional therapies to create optimal healing environments. Read more...
Anxiety:  Holistic Approaches to Healing
Most of us are familiar with feelings of anxiety, especially the ones that precede important events such as having to speak in public or going on a first date.   Some anxiety in response to life’s challenges is normal.  Anxiety disorders however differ in that they cause one to feel frightened, and uneasy for no apparent reason.   When these disorders are not addressed or treated, they can drastically reduce a person’s ability to function and diminish an individual’s quality of life. Read more...
Greening Vaccine Series:  HPV Vaccine
Parents, physicians and lawmakers have embarked on an at times heated dialogue about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to determine what is best for our nation’s children. With pending legislation in 40 states and mandates in two, the efficacy, cost and best method of disease prevention is in question.  Read more...
Research Update
The Center is conducting three research studies, aimed at new discoveries in environmental health.  Initiatives include vitamin D and children’s cancer, environmental factors in autism, and a natural remedy for pediatric head lice. Click here to learn more about research at the Center.
Environmental Health Legislation
Legislation is an important tool for improving environmental health nationwide. Click here for a list of important legislation and bills that we are tracking as well as links to some model legislation.
Healthy Recipe:  Mr. Martin's Maple-Glazed Pecans
Use these crunchy sweet pecans on salads, with desserts, or on stir-fried veggies. You can use the same recipe to make glazed walnuts, as well. Read more...




Fox News Health Blog
Each week, Deirdre Imus' Fox News Health Blog, Green Your World, translates the top environmental health issues with practical insight and tips for you and your family. For a list of topics, click here.
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