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Greening Your Life, Vol. 8 / No. 2, June 2013

June 2013 Vol. 8 , No. 2
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Dear Friends,

 

With summer comes days of relaxation and vacation for kids young and old.  This month Dr. Rosen helps parents create a natural first aid kit to help families through inevitable bumps, scrapes and bruises.  Holistic Nurse Maureen McDonnell gives us another dose of whole-body health in Loving Your Liver, with tips on how to help you and your loved ones achieve your best health. 

 

If this summer has your family staying close to home, our feature on paint offers key resources for healthier options to update your space.  And venture to the kitchen with our healthy recipes, including party-ready favorites. Also in this issue, we celebrate our colleagues at Hackensack University Medical Center for helping make our campus even greener for patients and staff, a momentum we hope will spread to other facilities and schools around the country.

 

This summer as always, we strive to provide practical tips and tools to make this season the healthiest yet for your family.

 

Wishing you wellness,

 

Deirdre Imus

 

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  A DIY Summertime Natural First-Aid Kit
By Lawrence Rosen, MD
Bumps, burns, bruises and bites: a typical summer day in the life of a busy pediatrician.  These are the most common reasons parents seek our help this time of year, but they are also conditions that usually respond to safe and effective natural remedies.  Of course, if you’re concerned an injury may be serious enough to warrant immediate medical attention, call your doctor first. Read more
 
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  Common Sense Approaches: Loving Your Liver
By Maureen McDonnell, BS, RN
I remember learning about the liver in nursing school and the information all seemed so technical, medical and boring.   I don’t feel that way anymore…the liver is amazing!   Read more
 
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  New Life For Old Technology
By Kyle Tafuri, MA

Guillermo Martinez, Ken Sproviero, Ed Haffy, Chris Covello and the IT team managed a campus-wide Electronic Waste collection as part of Earth Week 2013. Ed Haffy and his team of IT staff received E-Waste from employees’ homes and offices over two full days. Read more

 
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  Seasonal Eating In Summer
By Nikita Manavi

Summer is the peak season for many edible plants. It’s also the season for working on home gardens, shopping at outdoor farmers’ markets, and visiting pick-your-own-produce farms.  This means that it’s currently the best time to enjoy fresh, delicious, and healthy foods from local sources. Read more

 
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  Healthier Paint
By Erin S. Ihde, MA
The world is full of hundreds of kinds of paints, most of which contain carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, neurotoxins, respiratory irritants and other chemicals that have no place in our homes.  Many brands claim to be healthier, “green” or make low or no-VOC claims, but still contain toxic chemicals.  What to do? Read more
 
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  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.

 
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  Healthy Recipes
When we choose what to eat, we influence our health with each bite. Click here to view delicious, healthy recipes.
 
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  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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