Health & Wellness

Keith Ablow

Keith Ablow, M.D., is a New York Times bestselling author, Fox News Psychiatry Correspondent, contributing editor for Good Housekeeping and Men's Fitness, and is a repeat Oprah guest. He has earned the title, "America's Psychiatrist" by helping millions of people take control of their lives by understanding the patterns they've developed that are firmly rooted in the past. His transformative strategies are the founding principles for Living The Truth and are incisively presented in Living the Truth: Transform Your Life Through the Power of Insight and Honesty.

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Patch Adams

Dr. Patch Adams travels around the world lecturing on his work and doing theater shows about various aspects of health, particularly dealing with self-care and preservation. He is enthusiastic, perceptive, and a humorous person.

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Kim Alexis

Supermodel; Revlon Spokesperson; TV Host; Actress; Health & Fitness Expert. At the age of 18, Kim Alexis was "discovered" by the Elite Talent Agency. She soon moved to New York City and thus began an unbelievable career in the modeling industry. In fact, it's as though the term "supermodel" was coined to describe her.

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Holly Atkinson

Dr. Holly Atkinson will explore these five dimensions of optimal well being, offering practical advice from recent medical research mixed with pearls of wisdom handed down through the ages for improving one's emotional, social, intellectual, physical and spiritual well being. "The 5 Keys to Optimal Health" is down-to-earth, warm, funny, and inspirational with loads of take home messages for both sexes and all ages.

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Meredith Baxter

Meredith Baxter has devoted much of her time to speaking out on issues about which she is passionate. A champion of women's rights, she is an active supporter of NARAL and Planned Parenthood. Baxter was involved with The Center to Prevent Handgun Violence and lobbied extensively on behalf of the Brady Bill, the National Crime Bill and gun control measures. She has also worked with members of the California Senate and Assembly on state legislative matters.

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Robert Bazell

Chief Science and Medical Correspondent, NBC News A four-time Emmy Award winner and highly acclaimed journalist, Robert Bazell engages audiences with dynamic and perceptive analysis of the most important science, technology and health topics impacting our lives today.

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Amanda Beard

Amanda Beard made her first Olympic swimming appearance in 1996 at the age of 14. Beard won one gold and two silver medals at that first Olympic Games and has been a strong competitor since. She went on to win a gold medal, two silvers and a bronze at the next two Olympic Games. Beard is the winner of eight national titles and is a former world record holder.

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Billy Blanks

Fitness Expert & Author Fitness Expert: Creator of Tae Bo Workout System. Billy Blanks has crafted a successful career out of teaching people how to get fit utilizing his patented blend of Tae Kwon Do and kick boxing. Billy Blanks appearances on infomercials and in classes in Los Angeles have been helping people work out by Tae Bo since the late 1980s.

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Jill Bolte Taylor

Scientist and Author, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a trained and published neuroanatomist. Her specialty was in the postmortem investigation of the human brain as it relates to schizophrenia and the severe mental illnesses.

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Marc Brown

"When my three sisters and I were growing up near Erie, Pennsylvania, our grandmother Thora told us the most wonderful stories. Back then I never dreamed I would grow up to tell stories of my own," says Marc Brown. "But when my first son, Tolon, was born, I started telling him stories. One night our story was about an aardvark named Arthur." Now, Arthur is the star of a series of bestselling books and Emmy award-winning television series on PBS.

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Joan Collins

Golden Globe winner and Emmy-nominee, Joan Collins, possesses a star quality that circles the globe. In five decades, she has come to define what it means to be a living legend. As an accomplished actor, author, producer, humanitarian and entrepreneur, Collins has built a career that places her in the unrivaled ranks of international superstar and icon.

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Dave Dravecky

Dave Dravecky’s story is one of hope, courage and perseverance in the midst of dark and overwhelming uncertainty. In 1988 Dravecky was at the top of his game and life. Not only did he have a wonderful family but he was reaching his all-star peak playing the game of his childhood dreams. His 5-1 opening day victory over the Dodgers was overshadowed later that fall by the discovery of cancer and the removal of half of the deltoid muscle in his pitching arm. For baseball fans worldwide Dave Dravecky etched his name into history on August 10, 1989.

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Fran Dresche

An accomplished film actress, Fran Dresche won Esquire Magazine’s Five Minute Oscar for her memorable performance in the mockumentary This is Spinal Tap. She has co-starred in countless films through out her career with the likes of Robin Williams, Dan Aykroyd, Tim Robbins and Billy Crystal. Not to mention such esteemed directors as Rob Reiner, Milos Forman and Francis Ford Coppola. But she is most proud of "Beautician and The Beast" a film she both executive produced as well as starred in with Timothy Dalton.

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Patty Duke

Patty Duke, Academy Award winning actress, past President of the Screen Actors Guild, and best selling author, has been delighting and challenging audiences for more than 40 years with her work in movies and on television. Her Oscar-winning portrayal of blind, mute and deaf Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" launched Patty as one of America's finest young talents.

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Craig Feied

Director, National Institute for Medical Informatics Founding Director, Federal Project ER One General Manager, Azyxxi Health Solutions, MSFT The Future of Healthcare. Dr. Feied's work with technology and medical informatics has been featured on national television (NBC nightly news, CNN, CBS, MSNBC); in publications such as Business 2.0 (eBusinessNow) and Healthcare Informatics; and in many newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.

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Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

As one of the country's leading experts on nutrition and natural healing, Joel Fuhrman, M.D. has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including: Good Morning America, CNN, Good Day NY, TV Food Network, CNBC, and many more. He is the author of Eat To Live: The Revolutionary Plan for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, which was published by Little, Brown & Company in 2003 and has gone through eleven printings in hardcover and six printings in paperback.

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Chris Gibbons

Dr. Gibbons’ is an Urban Health expert and informatician who works primarily in the area of Consumer Health informatics where he focuses on using Health Information and Communications Technologies to improve urban healthcare disparities. His work is forming the foundation of the emerging field of populomics which represents the fusion of the population sciences, medicine and informatics. Prior to coming to the Urban Health Institute, Dr. Gibbons was a Senior Policy Fellow at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

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Joe Greer, M.D.

Dr. Joe Greeer is a Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient. He opened Camillus Health Concern (CHC) to Treat the Poor & Homeless Populations of Miami. He is the Assistant Dean for Homeless Education at the University of Miami School of Medicine and Chairman of Digestive Management at Mercy Hospital. Dr. Greer's autobiography, Waking up in America: How One Doctor Brings Hope to Those Who Need It Most, details his early years as a physician from taking care of the homeless under the bridges to advising in the Bush and Clinton administrations.

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Elizabeth Hasselbeck

In November 2003, Elisabeth Hasselbeck was selected out of hundreds of contenders to permanently fill a vacant co-host chair on ABC's The View. Quick to express her conservative views, Hasselbeck has proven herself not only a strong young woman, but someone who won't let her voice be compromised, making her the perfect addition to the show.

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Kevin Hines

Kevin continues to speak to over three hundred thousand people about a firsthand experience with suicidal thoughts and his eventual attempted suicide. He is one of 33 Golden Gate Bridge jump survivors. Less than 2% of those people who have survived the jump, have regained full mobility as Kevin has. He is the sole survivor actively spreading the message of living mentally well and the prevention of suicide. Hines is a powerful, honest, and intimate presenter, and a phenomenal writer.

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Lauren Hutton

Lauren Hutton has almost single-handedly made it okay to be over 50--by proving that women can be vivacious and beautiful at any age. Hutton has consistently shown how to age and navigate transition successfully. This once-super-model turned style icon has appeared in over 25 movies and hundreds of fashion spreads and ad campaigns. Hutton is living proof that self-confidence, spunk and individuality are the real stuff of beauty.

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee

As one of the most decorated female athletes of all time, Jackie Joyner-Kersee dominated the track and field circuit for 13 years and won three gold, one silver, and two bronze medals spanning four Olympic Games during her illustrious career. She is the author of A Kind of Grace, in which she recounts how she overcame her difficult early years to rise to the top. A health advocate and humanitarian, she shares her life story and work with audiences around the country in inspirational keynotes.

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Robin Karr-Morse

As executive director of The Parenting Institute, Karr Morse views her work as "building" healthy kids rather than "fixing" broken ones.

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Jill Kelly

Jill Marie Kelly is the wife of retired Buffalo Bills Quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly. Kelly is also a co-host for a weekly TCT television show called A Different View where she and four other co-hosts candidly discuss today’s issues with a biblical perspective. In addition, Jill was a featured columnist for The Word, a local monthly Christian newspaper that provides community and civic news from a Christian perspective.

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Larry Kutner

Known as "Dr. Dad," Dr. Lawrence Kutner is a nationally known clinical psychologist, columnist, and contributing editor for the magazines Parenting, Family Life, and BabyTalk. The author of five books, including Parent & Child: Getting Through to Each Other, and Making Sense of Your Teenager, Dr. Kutner currently teaches at Harvard Medical School, where he's co-director of the Harvard Center for Mental Health and Media.

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Patti LaBelle

The Grammy-award winning Patti LaBelle is well-known as an inspirational speaker who shares a powerful message of hope. She has become almost as well-known for her support of social causes as for her chart-topping music. In recent years, she's worked tirelessly to raise awareness about AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, cancer and foster care. She is also the author of Don't Block the Blessings, a book that chronicles her personal story of emotional survival following traumatic family events and losses.

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Walt Larimore

Dr. Walt Larimore is a frequent guest about family health topics on a wide variety of television and radio programs and has appeared on The Today Show, CBS’s Morning Show, several Fox News programs, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360. He provides medical commentary for radio stations in Chicago, Orlando, Baltimore, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Tampa, Albuquerque, and Ft. Wayne.

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Susan Love

Susan M Love, MD, MBA has dedicated her professional life to the eradication of breast cancer. As President of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, she oversees an active research program centered on breast cancer cause and prevention. She is also a Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine.

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William Magee

Dr. William P. Magee Jr., is a leading plastic and craniofacial surgeon. He also founded Operation Smile in 1982 with his wife, Kathleen S. Magee, and serves as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Magee's work on behalf of children around the world also led to the receipt of numerous awards and honors.

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Marie Osmond

Singer, actress, television personality, businessperson. Born Olive Marie Osmond on October 13, 1959, in Ogden, Utah. While she has achieved a number of successes as a solo artist, an actress, and a businessperson, Marie Osmond is often best remembered for her collaboration with her brother as the singing duo Donny and Marie.

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Christina Pirello

Emmy award-winning host of the television series Christina Cooks, Author of multiple healthy cookbooks, and Founder of the Christina Pirello Health Education Initiative nonprofit organization. A life-threatening illness and a dramatic change in diet which saved her became the impetus for the lifestyle that Christina Pirello has fully embraced and educated others about.

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Josh Rivedal

Josh Rivedal wears many hats. Josh Rivedal is a motivational public speaker, life coach, playwright, producer, business and career consultant, and ordained minister. When not working, Josh Rivedal enjoys a nice Pinot Noir, a good historical fiction book, traveling when possible, Tae Kwon Do, and learning new languages.

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Holly Robinson Peete

Holly Robinson Peete is a celebrity actress on shows such as “21 Jump Street” and “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper”, as well as her day-tim talk show called "The Talk". She also speakers and fights for cancer patients and children with Autism. While Holly Robinson Peete is probably best known to many for her roles as an actress on such hit television shows as “21 Jump Street” and “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper.”

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Al Rosas

Award-winning environmentalist, nutritionist, and global eco-consultant, Author of The Organic Chef, Columnist for the Ocala Business Journal, and Manager of Rosas Farms. Known as “The Organic Chef,” award-winning environmentalist, nutritionist, global eco-consultant, radio talk show guest, and author Al Rosas, CCP is famous for his expertise of organics and eco-consciousness.

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Isadore Rosenfeld

Dr. Rosenfeld consistent appearances on network television have garnered him a devoted nationwide following from viewers encouraging him to write on the latest information on health and medical issues. With nine best selling books to his credit, Dr. Rosenfeld is one of the leading and most effective proponents in the education of the American public in medical matters. Ann Landers devoted an entire column to his best selling book, Dr. Rosenfeld's Guide to Alternative Medicine, calling it extraordinary.

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Aaron Sanchez

Host of Food Network's "Chef vs. City"; Executive Chef & Owner of NYC restaurants Centrico and Paladar. Through his appearances on competitive Food Network shows like “Iron Chef America” and “Chopped,” Aaron Sanchez has established himself not only as one of the foremost television chefs but also as a fierce competitor.

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Elaine Sanchez

Elaine has been described as part Erma Bombeck and part Garrison Keillor! She approaches the changes of aging and illness, and proves that grace, humor and faith carries us through. Elaine's tender, gritty and uproariously funny style of delivery has the audience laughing through their tears!

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Bobby Schindler

Bobby Schindler is the executive director of the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation. Schindler’s life took a dramatic and unexpected turn in February of 1990 when his older sister, Terri, suddenly collapsed and was left with a profound brain injury. When Terri’s husband sought court permission to starve and dehydrate her to death, Schindler was suddenly propelled into a public life he’d never wanted or imagined. He became Terri’s primary public advocate, speaking in defense of his sister’s life on numerous national television and radio programs.

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Shawn Christopher Shea

Dr. Shea is the Director of the Training Institute for Suicide Assessment and Clinical Interviewing (www.suicideassessment.com), a training and consultation service providing workshops, consultations, and quality assurance design in mental health assessments. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Dartmouth Medical School.

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Raquel Welch

More than 40 years later, Raquel Welch remains an entertainment icon. In her 2010 book, Raquel: Beyond the Cleavage, Welch talks, woman to woman, about her views on all that comes with being a member of the female sex—love, sex, style, health, body image, career, family, forgiveness, aging, and coming of age. With warmth, humor, conviction, and honesty, Welch reveals her approach to preventative aging, her life-changing commitment to yoga, her recipe for eating right, her flair for fashion, and much more.

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Martha Williamson

Martha Williamson is a 20-year veteran of the entertainment industry. She began writing for television in 1984, working on musical variety programs for Carol Burnett, Walt Disney Television and others. She then spent six years in situation comedy as a writer and producer on such series as The Facts of Life and The Family Man before making the transition to one-hour drama in 1992.

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Terry Wise

Widowed at 35 following her spouse’s death from Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS), and after surviving a near-fatal suicide attempt, Terry Wise spent the next several years in treatment. A former Boston trial attorney, Wise has since devoted her life to international public speaking and full-time writing. She has traveled to all 50 states and hundreds of cities to appear as a keynote speaker, continuing education instructor and workshop presenter—speaking to both the general public and professionals on topics related to depression, grief, long-term caregiving, suicide prevention, and the process of recovery.

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Julie Woodley

Julie Woodley is the founder and director of Restoring the Heart Ministries, Inc. A speaker, author, and counselor, Woodley holds an M.A. in counseling and a certificate in Theological Studies from Bethel Seminary. She is also currently finishing her M.Div., and her Chaplain Training. She is a certified trauma counselor and was ordained in 2000. Julie draws from personal experiences and the healing she has found in Christ to share hope and healing with other victims of trauma.

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