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Spring Newsletter 2020


March 2020                                                                         Vol. 15 / No.1

Deirdre_approved_new_photo_11-6_FinalDear Friends,

As winter makes way for spring, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day is just around the corner.  At The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®, we’re preparing to celebrate with colleagues and patients by spreading the message that we each can do something meaningful. Whether its supporting local habitat biodiversity through beekeeping, repurposing hospital blue wrap in innovative ways or teaching team members how to increase recycling, we each can take strides to move the needle towards a healthier planet for all.

In this issue, we also highlight the growing field of mindfulness in schools for creating a calm and positive environment. If you’re trying to create calm at home as well, check out the growing movement of abstaining from alcohol for a month – which some have made a year-round habit.  Also on the home front, help achieve a clean slate this spring with healthy home cleaning tips and timely handwashing tips, ready to share.  And, as always, we’ve got healthy recipes to bring new flavor to your table.

Wishing you health and wellness,

Deirdre Imus


Alcohol Is The Third Leading Cause Of Preventable Death

alcohol_bottle_shutterstock_158423681As the new year grows older and your resolutions of January turn into your frustrations of February, it’s a good time to think about one particular vice many people try to give up each new year. Read more


Creating A Calm And Positive Environment In Our Schools Through Mindfulness Training

shutterstock_151905905One of the most encouraging developments in recent years in creating a world that helps our children grow in a safe and healthy environment is the rapidly expanding presence of mindfulness training in schools around the world. Read more

Spring Into Cleaning

girl_cleaning_shutterstock_252454870-2After the winter doldrums have gone and spring is in the air, it’s often time to deep clean at home. Keeping a few tips in mind can help get your home clean and healthy. Read more


A Medical Center Learning Garden

IMG_6170Now more than ever, we are facing challenges to our health and wellbeing. We are surrounded by environmental toxins, growing threats to food security and safety, and increasing chronic illnesses. Read more


That's A Wrap!

Picture1According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, approximately 19% of the waste stream generated by surgical services is blue sterilization wrap (blue wrap). Read more


The Importance Of Handwashing

bonnie_handwashingNo matter where you work, play or relax frequent handwashing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading germs. Read more



Environmental Health Legislation
Capitol_HillLegislation is an important tool for improving environmental health nationwide. Click here to take action and get involved. 
Healthy Recipes

kids_cookingTaste something new this season, click here to view our delicious recipes.



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