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Meredith Baxter
Meredith Baxter
(Topics: Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, Cancer), One of TV's favorite mothers, Meredith appeared on the popular show, "Family Ties". While performing critically acclaimed comedic and dramatic roles in TV and over 50 movies, Meredith Baxter also battled alcoholism, breast cancer, domestic abuse, and other challenges while raising five children. Now a cancer survivor, successful entrepreneur, and recovering alcoholic for 20 years, she also released her memoir, "Untied". From fame to floundering and back, she offers an inspiring story of courage, hope, self-acceptance and happiness. Her upbeat, winning style that earned her the admiration of fans is now a part of her presentation to audiences across the country.

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Mollie Birney
Mollie Birney
(Topic: Addiction) From the ages of 14 to 22, Mollie Birney battled a vicious eating disorder. Growing up in Los Angeles, she was affected by the constant barrage of messages and learned the tricks of purging, compulsive exercising and the language of calories. Her celebrity mother, who starred in the hit TV show, "Family Ties," constantly struggled with food and weight issues and later with alcoholism, and Mollie's own eating disorder spun out of control. She sunk into depression before seeking treatment for her addiction. Now eight years in recovery, Mollie is a counselor in the addiction recovery field and speaks throughout America to schools and treatment center groups.

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Terri Cheney
Terri Cheney
(Topics: Bipolar Disorder; Mental Health Advocate) Hollywood entertainment lawyer and author of two books, Terri Cheney wrote a searing account of her struggles dealing with mental illness and bipolar disorder. Her book, "Manic" became a New York Times best-seller and was optioned by HBO. Her new book, "The Dark Side of Innocence -- Growing Up Bipolar" has also received rave reviews. As a lawyer, she addresses mental health in ou

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Tracey Conway
Tracey Conway
People love a great make-over: witness Emmy award-winning actress Tracey Conway's "THEN" and "NOW" photos. Her story inspires both belly laughs and tears as she relates the circumstances and details of her cardiac arrest - twenty minutes without a heartbeat - and subsequent recovery at age 38. Audiences continue to be affected by Conway's programs where she shares the lessons she learned, not only about heart disease, but also what she has come to value most - a very rare second chance at life! Whether she's detailing her whirlwind appearance on "Oprah," or explaining the heart arrhythmia Ventricular Fibrillation, her delivery is captivating, effervescent, intimate, and guaranteed to touch hearts, minds, and funny-bones.

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Tony Dow
Tony Dow
(Topics: Depression, Mental Health Advocacy), Few Hollywood celebrities have a more compelling story than Tony Dow. A two time cancer survivor who also has successfully battled depression, the former star of "Leave It To Beaver" has been an advocate for mental health for many years. He has testified before Congress, was a spokesperson at the national convention of the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association, and was the subject of a documentary on KQED-TV about the stigma that surrounds mental illness. Dow has made tremendous progress and his story is inspiring to all audiences.

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Susan Ford Bales
Susan Ford Bales
(Topics: Family Substance Abuse; Cancer, Heart Disease) Presidential daughter and advocate for awareness of substance abuse, breast cancer and her own experience with heart disease. .The daughter of former President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford, Susan Ford Bales' adolescence was spent in the White House during one of the most turbulent times in American history. In addition to speaking about living in the White House, Bales also addresses the impact of substance abuse on her family. She is also one of the nation's most visible advocates for breast cancer awareness, and shares her own story of experiencing cardiac arrest in 2010.

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Barbara Hannah Grufferman
Barbara Hannah Grufferman
Recently named "Best Blogger of 2015" by Huffington Post for her articles focusing on positive aging Barbara Grufferman is also an inspirational host for AARP 's popular web series: "The Best of Everything with Barbara Hannah Grufferman." She is the author of "The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts' Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More" and a nationally recognized expert on positive aging. Grufferman writes the highly regarded front-page "Life After 50" column for Huffington Post, a weekly column for AARP, and is the 'Positive Living Expert' for GLOW Health & Wellness Magazine. She is a frequent guest on national and local radio and television shows. Her message to audiences is simple: "We can't control getting older . . . but . . . we can control how we do it."

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Jane Heller
Jane Heller
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jane Heller has sold many of her 13 romantic comedies to Hollywood, but in her personal life she was thrust into the world of caregiving after she married a man with an illness, just like her mother did years before. Her critically acclaimed book, "You'd Better Not Die or I'll Kill You: A Caregiver's Survival Guide to Keeping You in Good Health and Good Spirits," chronicles her candid, often hilarious, always inspiring journey from novice caregiver to 20-year veteran. She speaks passionately about the caregiving experience, whether one is caring for a child with autism or a parent with Alzheimer's, as she did with her mother who suffered from dementia. She delivers, as Library Journal put it, "a valuable, virtual support group."

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Brit Hume
Brit Hume
One of America's most respected TV journalists and two-time winner of the "Best in the Business" by the American Journalism Review, Brit Hume is a Fox News senior political analyst. His deep insights on Congress, The White House and issues affecting the nation have earned him bi-partisan respect during his career.

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Kim Hume
Kim Hume
(Topic: Substance Abuse) Emmy Award Winner, Kim Hume, was founding Washington Bureau Chief for Fox News Channel and wife of Fox News' Brit Hume, tells her harrowing tale of addiction, redemption and success during a life on the front lines of national television news, covering key political stories of the last 3 decades. She forged an unlikely success while struggling with life threatening addiction in her teens and twenties and then survived sobriety through triumph and tragedy. Fueled by her growing faith, Hume finds herself, at last, living a happy, normal and peaceful life."

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Melina Jampolis, MD
Melina Jampolis, MD
An internist and board certified MD nutrition specialist, Dr. Melina is the Immediate Past President of National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists, former diet & fitness expert for CNNHealth.com and is a featured physician expert on most major networks, frequently appearing on The Doctors. She was named 1 of 35 "Diet and Nutrition Experts You Need to Follow on Twitter." Dr. Melina's focus is on an optimal diet that can supply the basic needs of the body and fortify the body's defenses - improving health, increasing vitality, delivering greater longevity and preventing diseases associated with aging including heart disease, age related muscle loss & fat gain, memory loss, dementia & Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, and the physical effects of aging.

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John Larroquette
John Larroquette
(Topic: Substance Abuse), In 1973, Larroquette decided that acting was what he should be doing. Smalll movie parts gave way to his breakthrough in 1983 with the role of philandering but harmless prosecutor Dan Fielding on the hit sitcom "Night Court," a part that earned him four consecutive Emmy Awards. Larroquette took enough time off from the series to appear in a string of movies, and in 1993 he got his own series, "The John Larroquette Show." It allowed him to play a recovering alcoholic, a role that wasn't much of a stretch. Since then John has appeared on "Boston Legal", hosted the A&E show, "The incurable Collector", "The Librarians" and is currently starring on the sitcom, "Me, Myself and I" on CBS.

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Christopher Kennedy Lawford
Christopher Kennedy Lawford
(Topic: Substance Abuse, Mental Health,) As the first born child of famous Rat Pack actor Peter Lawford and Patricia Kennedy, Lawford grew up with presidents and movie stars as close relatives and personal friends. Lawford offers a poignantly honest portrayal of his life as a Kennedy, the lessons learned from the legacy of coming from wealth, and a heartbreaking account of his near fatal addictions to alcohol and narcotics and ultimately, the redemption he found by asserting his own independence. He also addresses the "quiet crisis" of substance abuse affecting the aging population, and the latest research on addiction & co-dependency.

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Jennie Nash
Jennie Nash
A rare breed, a writer who knows how to tell a story as powerfully on stage as she does on the page, Ms. Nash is seen in hundreds of national magazine articles for publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Real Simple, Self, Shape, Child, Glamour, Mademoiselle, GQ, US, Home, Working Woman, New York Woman, and Readers' Digest. Her specialty, for more than 20 years, has been writing about the small moments that give life meaning. On stage, Jennie brings her personal story to life, skillfully guiding audiences through laughter, tears and the inspiration to find out what adversity can mean in their own lives and in the lives of those they love.

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Daniel Rodriguez
Daniel Rodriguez
( Topic: Substance Abuse, Inspiration, Overcoming Obstacles) Best known to the American public as "the voice that healed a nation" - the 9/11 Singing Policeman, and America's Beloved Tenor. Rodriguez has survived two major life dramas - that fateful September morning while on his shift for the NYPD and his earlier triumph over the full-blown alcoholism and narcotic use that nearly destroyed his life. Daniel tells his compelling story with humor, wit and yes, some stirring music that inspired the nation post 9/11. He went on to receive the "Best Performance by a Leading Male" by OperaOnine and appeared on shows such as "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Larry King Live," "Live with Regis and Kelly," "The Tonight Show" and "Oprah."

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Steve Schirripa
Steve Schirripa
A "wiseguy" known for his role on "The Sopranos" is, in real life, one of America's most entertaining and provocative speakers on family values and parenting. Steve Schirripa, a six-year regular on the award-winning HBO series who also played a hard-working father on ABC's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," is a high-energy, quick-witted and hilarious speaker whose serious call to action is framed in a unique combination of toughness and tenderness. And his personal story is a testament to his incredible resilience and grounding on "old fashioned" common sense. Steve also is a New York Times bestselling author of A Goomba's Guide to Life, and his newest book, Big Daddy's Rules, offers an irreverent, street-smart approach to old-school parenting.

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Kevin Shird
Kevin Shird
(Topics: Substance Abuse; Mental Health) Author of Lessons of Redemption, Kevin tells his incredible story of the gritty truth of inner-city neighborhoods, living with substance abusing parents, his entanglement in drug trafficking, his 12 years in jail and how he re-established himself as a loving father, citizen and strong advocate for helping to ensure better lives for others. He is a testament to how one can literally walk through fire and emerge on the other side.

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Devin Alexander
Devin Alexander
Media Personality, Healthy Comfort Food Chef, Weight Loss Expert, and New York Times Bestselling Author, Devin Alexander, is the Chef of NBC's "The Biggest Loser," author of all five Biggest Loser Cookbooks and Host of "America's Chefs on Tour" on PBS. Devin's unique approach to healthy cooking and her motivational personal story have landed her appearances on more weight loss and fitness shows than any other food expert or nutritionist in America. Having maintained her 70-pound weight loss for close to 20 years, she lives and eats her message: you don't have to deprive yourself to be fit and healthy. She teaches, The Secret of Food.

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Holly Atkinson, MD
Holly Atkinson, MD
Always candid, never afraid to "tell it like it is," Dr. Holly Atkinson guides audiences through the challenges that consumers face today including health care reform, women's health issues and the glut of medical information reported in the media. She sends her audiences home with the ability to be more intelligent about exercising their health care options, and more informed and less confused about medical issues currently confronting them. Award-winning medical journalist, Dr. Atkinson is currently medical editor-in-chief of EverydayHealth.com, one of the leading health sites on the Internet. She is immediate past-president of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning non-profit organization, Physicians for Human Rights.

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Lucinda Bassett
Lucinda Bassett
Few people have witnessed as many traumatic life experiences as mental health expert and CEO, Lucinda Bassett. From parental alcoholism, sexual molestation, numerous family deaths, and her husband's suicide, Lucinda has drawn on her pain, anxiety and emotional distress to create a powerful message of motivation, hope and inner peace. The author of four books on mental health including the best-seller, From Panic To Power," Lucinda has appeared as a guest on national TV shows including "Oprah" and "The View," and "Live With Regis and Kelly." Lucinda moves audiences with her powerful stories of loss and success and inspires them to conquer their own fears and tragedies and find happiness in their lives.

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Augusten Burroughs
Augusten Burroughs
(Topics: Addiction, Mental Health) Augusten Burroughs' memoir, "Running with Scissors" about his bizarre, shattered childhood, was a publishing phenomenon, with three years on the NY Times best-selling list. It later became the successful movie, starring Alec Baldwin. His subsequent books, including "Dry" about his battle with addiction, was also an instant success. He is a popular guest on TV talk shows, and his writings have appeared in top publications and newspapers around the world. He has been twice voted to Entertainment Weekly's "Funniest People in America."

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Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(Topics: Substance Abuse; Family Depression, Domestic Violence) With an illustrious career encompassing stage, film, and television, Ellen Burstyn won the Tony Award as "Best Actress" for her starring role in "Same Time, Next Year," but it was her Academy Award-winning performance in "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" for which Burstyn is best known. Lecturing throughout the country on a wide range of topics, Burstyn is especially committed to women's health issues and domestic violence awareness. She also shares her personal story of overcoming substance abuse and dealing with a family member who suffered from depression.

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Scott Burton
Scott Burton
Scott Burton presents an upbeat, empowering and inspiring program on finding value and passion in life and on the job. He is a headlining comic and bestselling author who has worked with Seinfeld and Leno, written for prime-time television, and is a World-champion juggler. At the age of 30, he was diagnosed with a high grade, stage four cancer. What Burton found in the battle was not loss, but life! He turned his fears into strength, his tragedy to comedy. This is not a talk about cancer - it's a talk about potential. Burton's high-energy and very entertaining program goes beyond the fear of cancer or struggle in life and calls for joy, laughter, and expression of self every day.

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Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN
Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN
A humorist, internationally recognized expert in therapeutic humor, and former nurse, Karyn Buxman began her career in speaking when she realized it didn't require white support pantyhose, didn't involve body fluids, and didn't have to be done in 12-hour shifts. President of HUMORx and an active member of both the Applied Sciences for Therapeutic Humor and International Society of Humor Studies, Buxman shows people how to use humor for brain health, stress management, manage conflict with humor, increase creativity through laughter and play and in dealing with disease management. Her mission: To improve global health, prevent diseases like diabetes, heart and stroke, cancer and age related illnesses to heal the humor-impaired!

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Jack Canfield
Jack Canfield
A world-renowned expert at warming hearts and changing lives, Jack Canfield is the originator and co-creator of the New York Times #1 bestselling book series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. But behind the empire Time magazine called the "publishing phenomenon of the decade" is America's leading expert in creating peak performance for entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, managers, sales professionals, corporate employees, and educators. A compelling, empowering, and compassionate coach, he has been a high school and university teacher, a workshop facilitator, a psychotherapist, and for the past 30 years, a leading authority in the areas of self-esteem, achievement motivation, and personal development.

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Cris Carter
Cris Carter
(Substance Abuse) One of the most illustrious pass catchers in NFL history, former Minnesota Vikings star receiver Cris Carter is now a weekly commentator on HBO's "Inside the NFL." Overcoming substance abuse, addiction, and family problems, Carter established a foundation for underprivileged children, as well as the Viking Super Challenge, which challenges students to stay in school and away from drugs. But Carter believes his most significant contributions continue to be made off the field, through public speaking about drug awareness.

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Scott Christopher
Scott Christopher
Scott Christopher is co-author of the best-selling book, The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up, and VP of Speaking/Training at The Culture Works. He is a contributing author of A Carrot A Day, The Daily Carrot Principle and a feature columnist for Human Capital magazine. As a work culture expert and humorist, Scott has circled the globe entertaining and motivating thousands of audiences from senior leader retreats to all-staff meetings. His unforgettable messages and off-the-cuff humor illustrate firsthand how levity, humor and becoming a 'people person' enrich lives both at work and at home.

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Judy Collins
Judy Collins
(Topics: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Depression, Suicide)) Few artists have the staying power as music icon, Judy Collins. An artist who has reached the highest pinnacles of creative success with her top ten hits, Grammy nominations, gold and platinum status and best-selling books during the past 40 years. Even as one of the most gifted artists of our time, she has faced adversity. As a keynote speaker, Collins breaks down the barriers of helplessness and secrecy to openly discuss the path of clarity and hope through her battle with alcoholism and depression and her son's suicide. Judy Collins draws the world to her remarkable talent through her versatility and sensitivity.

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Geoff Colvin
Geoff Colvin
To look at the numbers is to understand his influence: ~ 14 million people visit Fortune.com's website. Geoff's "On Leadership" interview series is one of the most popular features on the site ~ Fortune has 3.8 million readers - Geoff's been with Fortune Magazine for 34 years and his column is one of the most popular items ~ For 27 years Geoff's "Inside Business" segments on CBS Radio stations across America with 7 million listeners The insights Geoff delivers are remarkable in their clarity, giving leaders the perspective they need to make better decisions about the future of healthcare.

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Tara Conner
Tara Conner
(Addiction, Child Abuse, Depression, Mental Health Advocate) Former Miss USA, Television Host and Mental Health Advocate, Tara Conner shares her childhood, including being sexually abused, and how the perfect storm of her life led her to drinking and drugs at age 13. Winning the Miss USA title at the Miss Universe Contest, actually made her face her demons and the disease and got her into treatment. After her very public struggle with addiction, she has shared her experience with audiences all over the US to raise awareness and help others.

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Anderson Cooper
Anderson Cooper
(Topics: Mental Health Advocate; Suicide) Anderson Cooper 360, a fast-paced weeknight news program, affords Anderson the platform to address the issues facing Americans today. He's faced quite a few himself. Born into a family of wealth and fame, watching his father die during open heart surgery after a series of heart attacks, and living through the tragedy of losing his older brother to suicide brought Anderson to a better understanding of loss and survival. He chronicled his stories in his best-seller Dispatches from the Edge.

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Roger Crawford
Roger Crawford
Born with severe physical disabilities, Roger Crawford notes that his parents were told that he would never walk. But against all odds, Crawford focused on his strengths, conquered his challenges to become an award-winning college athlete at Loyola Marymount University, where he was the first and only athlete with four impaired limbs to compete in a Division 1 college sport. Named by Sports Illustrated as "one of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in the world," Crawford uses courage, passion, humor and hard-won wisdom to inspire audiences to reevaluate their own limitations - real or imagined.

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Zubin Damania, MD
Zubin Damania, MD
Dr. Zubin Damania (ZDoggMD) explores the challenges of delivering compassionate health care in our severely dysfunctional medical system, while proposing collaborative ways to revitalize it. Through personal anecdotes extracted from a lifetime of exposure and experience working in the medical field, he inspires healthcare groups, corporations, non-profits, and associations and challenges their teams to examine their own industry's traditions. Under the pseudonym ZDoggMD, Zubin's YouTube videos have gone viral with millions of views, educating patients and providers alike while satirizing the dysfunctions of our healthcare system.

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Susan Dentzer
Susan Dentzer
Susan Dentzer, a leading national expert in health care and health policy, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation. She also serves as the Senior health policy adviser for The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and is past editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, the nation's leading journal of health policy. She also served as the on-air health correspondent for the PBS NewsHour from 1998 to 2008, and remains an on-air analyst on health policy for the show. A frequent guest on a number of National Public Radio programs, including This American Life and The Diane Rehm Show, she is a graduate of Dartmouth and holder of an honorary master of arts from the institution.

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Laurie Dhue
Laurie Dhue
(Topic: Substance Abuse) Veteran broadcast journalist and host of the investigative program "For the Record" on TheBlaze TV. - For more than 15 years, anchor Laurie Dhue lived a double life, struggling with acute alcoholism while holding down several high profile broadcasting jobs for Fox News Channel, CNN and MSNBC. Her addiction nearly killed her-- until one day she decided to save her life. She has been clean and sober for more than six years and shares her experience, strength and hope to help shed light on a disease that affects tens of millions of Americans. By overcoming her greatest fear, living without alcohol, Laurie is a testament to the power of determination, willingness, honesty and love. Happy, joyous and free, Laurie is living a life beyond her wildest dreams, thanks to her journey of recovery. Her courageous story will inspire you!

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Linda Ellerbee
Linda Ellerbee
(Topics: Substance Abuse; Cancer) Enlightening and entertaining audiences for more than 25 years, Linda Ellerbee is best known as the former anchor of the late-night news program "NBC News Overnight" who is now producer of the highly-acclaimed "Nick News" on Nickelodian. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, Ellerbee underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy, and has since been telling her story of living with breast cancer. Using her trademark wit and wisdom, she describes the often amusing yet always heartfelt reactions of her friends, family and colleagues when they heard of her diagnosis. Her personal story of battling the disease is a source of inspiration and strength to many.

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David Feherty
David Feherty
(Topics: Addiction, Depression, Mental Health Advocate) Feherty's sharp wit and colorful personality have made him golf's favorite TV announcer. A former professional golfer on the European and PGA Tours, he is now with NBC Sports and premiered his own primetime talk show on The Golf Channel in 2011. A mental health advocate, Feherty is open about his struggle with addiction and depression saying, "Far too many people are owned by addiction and devastated by depression. There's such a stigma attached to mental illness that they're afraid to get help".

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Steve Ford
Steve Ford
The son of former President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford, Steve Ford has had a successful 20 year career as an actor in Hollywood. Offering an insider's view of life in the public eye, he shares how his family dealt with Betty Ford's bouts with alcoholism and breast cancer, as well as his own successful battle overcoming alcoholism. His program is described as a cross between The History Channel and The Book of Virtues, Ford continually focuses on the importance of character, integrity and right choices. His one-of-a-kind presentation inspires people to be open to change and transformation and addresses aspects of the person as a whole, including both career and family roles.

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Tim Gard
Tim Gard
Authority in stress reduction, increasing productivity, morale, and overall job satisfaction through humor., Tim Gard is the author/co-author of 4 books; frequent guest on TV & radio; CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, Certified Speaking Professional, named Meetings and Conventions "Best Speaker Heard or Used!"

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Steve Garvey
Steve Garvey
As one of the most successful Major League Baseball players of all time, Steve Garvey is the reigning National League "Iron Man", fifteen years following his retirement from baseball. Garvey, the man who once played in 1,207 consecutive baseball games, now utilizes that same drive and leadership to motivate audiences around the world to become the best and most successful people or corporations they can become. Steve Garvey's playing field has changed from the baseball diamond to corporate boardrooms and lecture halls, but the integrity, intensity and the devotion for which this future Hall of Famer is famous for is the same.

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LaDonna Gatlin
LaDonna Gatlin
LaDonna Gatlin, sister of the legendary country music group, The Gatlin Brothers, grew up on stage, ultimately choosing to follow her heart and "sing a different song" apart from her brothers. Through the years, her journeys have included supporting her husband as he continues to survive a cancer diagnosis; encouraging her father as he battles heart disease; wrestling with Alzheimer's as it touches her loved ones; and watching diabetes and it's raging affect on the lives of children close to her. LaDonna has that unique ability to combine a strong message on a variety of healthcare topics with her show-stopping music making her an instant hit with audiences all across America.

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Leeza Gibbons
Leeza Gibbons
Former host of Entertainment Tonight, Extra and her self-titled daytime talk-show, Leeza, the TV/radio personality currently hosts the nationally syndicated radio program, Hollywood Confidential. Leeza is also the founder of the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, a nonprofit organization offering empowerment and education to caregivers and their loved ones diagnosed with any memory disorder.

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David Glickman
David Glickman
By putting the "med" in comedy and the comedy in medicine, David Glickman offers a hilarious program of jokes, songs, and props designed to positively address the situations and frustrations that the typical healthcare professional deals with in his or her job. You've never seen a funnier way of looking at medical technology, patient relations, managed care, the pharmaceutical industry, medical specialists, healthcare bureaucracy, a patient bill of rights, JCAHO, HIPAA, and much, much more. It's non-offensive, non-invasive humor that's always clean and always clever. When Glickman presents "Dose of Healthcare Humor," he will do whatever it takes to ensure that your entire event is an amazing success!

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Dr. Max Gomez
Dr. Max Gomez
Max Gomez, PhD., is a 9-time Emmy award winning medical correspondent with more than 32 years of experience. An expert moderator, speaker and emcee, Dr. Gomez is renowned for his clear, concise presentations of complex medical information to a wide range of audiences. Dr. Max is committed to helping the public understand and navigate the world of medicine and healthcare and science. A native of Havana, Cuba, Dr. Gomez speaks Spanish. He graduated cum laude from Princeton University, with a Ph.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. --

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Jim Gossett
Jim Gossett
Spice up your meetings with the humorous stylings and masterful mimicry of Jim Gossett! While other comedians recycle "stock" jokes, Jim takes his inspiration from the events of the day, adds his special brand of magic, and delivers a performance so up-to-the-minute, it's no wonder his material often appears in the monologues of The Tonight Show and The Late Show with David Letterman. Jim's unique perspective on the news will captivate you!

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Erin Gray
Erin Gray
Topics: Domestic Violence, Healthy Living, Life Balance. Best known for her roles on television's "Silver Spoons" and "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century," Erin Gray got her start in modeling, movies-of-the-week, theater, and feature films. Host of such programs as Lifetime Cable's Drug and Alcohol Intervention Program, Gray is a former victim of domestic violence who also serves as spokesperson and board member for Haven House, the oldest battered women's shelter in the United States. She speaks at seminars across the country regarding stress management and teaches chi kung and tai chi classes at UCLA and the Theatre of Hope for Abused Women.

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Marion Grodin
Marion Grodin
(Topics: Substance Abuse, Cancer) As the daughter of Charles Grodin and one of the decade's hottest comics, Marion Grodin has shared the stage with Robin Williams, Robert Klein, Jerry Seinfeld and has appeared on numerous TV shows, including "The View", MSNBC and CBS Radio, where she hosted a show for two years. But life had its highs and lows. At an early age, Marion was part of the drug scene and by 14 she was getting high every day and by college was completely addicted to alcohol and narcotics. This sent her on a downward spiral into profound mental illness. Add to her life a diagnosis of breast cancer. She believes that her "community" of friends, family and support groups were her lifeline. In her memoir, "Standing Up", she shares her life stories and how she now loves using humor even more to help others.

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Deidre Hall
Deidre Hall
Topics: Alzheimers, Children's Health & Nutrition.Deidre has reigned as one of America's most beloved actresses since her debut as Dr. Marlene Evans on NBC's "Days of Our Lives". Her successful career that spans both daytime and nighttime television, film and theatre. Most recently Deidre was honored with an Intimate Portrait by Lifetime Television, which saluted her personal and professional achievements. She is very active in numerous healthcare causes for non-profit organizations, including the Alzheimers Association.

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Robert Hall
Robert Hall
Topics: Disabilities, Mental Health Advocate) Robert David Hall is best known for his role as the coroner on CSI:Crime Scene Investigation on CBS,. His disabled-specific role was initially for one episode but was expanded immediately due to his popularity. Since this monumental success, he has become an impassioned spokesperson on the importance of hiring actors with disabilities. He has testified before Congress and served as a national board member and chair on the Performers With Disabilities Committee. He Had both legs amputated after suffering burns over 65% of his body, the result of his car being crushed by an 18-wheeler in 1978. He uses prosthetics.

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Scott Hamilton
Scott Hamilton
An Olympic Gold medalist, four-time World Champion, and four-time United States Champion, Scott Hamilton's amazing career has spanned more than two decades and has literally transformed modern figure skating. Several hurdles were thrown in his path, including a childhood spent in and out of hospitals with a disease that stunted his growth, the wrenching decision to leave home at age 13 to train with other Olympic hopefuls, the pain of watching his beloved mother die from breast cancer, and his own bout with testicular cancer. Motivated by the love and support of millions around the globe, Hamilton has become a hero in the best sense of the word.

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  • Barbra Streisand is the latest celebrity to raise awareness of women and heart disease. It is the nation’s number 1 killer and has not gotten the attention that many other diseases, such as cancer have, she says. The fact is that a woman dies every minute from heart disease and it actually kills more women than all cancers combined.   Streisand, to her credit, has created an organization, Women’s Heart Alliance, which has initiated a study on how heart disease affects women. Because the symptoms appear differently in women than men, many women are unaware of their risks and also that they may have heart disease.
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  • How many times have we seen and heard about celebrities suffering from addiction to drugs or alcohol and then relapsing after spending time in rehab – too many, I’m afraid. In his memoir just out, “I’ll Be Right Back After This”, Sportscaster and TV celebrity host, Pat O’Brien, tells of his numerous attempts to overcome his addictions.  O’Brien recently told People Magazine (Sept, 1, 2014) that he had hit bottom and almost died, and his last stint in rehab in 2008 taught him to be honest with himself. He is now six years sober and goes to twice-daily AA meetings. 
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  • Robin William’s death by suicide is just another sign that we need to address mental illness. Luckily more celebrities are stepping up and speaking out about mental health, including Meredith Baxter on substance abuse, LaDonna Gatlin on attempted suicide, John Larroquette on addiction, Susan Ford Bales on substance abuse and author Terri Cheney on Bipolar Disorder to name a few.

    The time has come for our society to realize that we have an epidemic.  There are more people than ever suffering from mental illness and the National Institute of Mental Health says that suicide now kills twice as many people as homicides. 
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  • In his latest NY Times Best seller, The Doctor’s Diet, Dr. Travis Stork remarks on how little we appreciate the work our heart does for each of us. Every day it pumps about 100,000 times. Try squeezing your hand 100,000 (or 100 times!) and you’ll start to respect the amount of work your heart does every minute of every day.  Using about the amount of pressure it would take you to squeeze a tennis ball, the muscles in your heart push your entire blood volume – about 6 quarts total – throughout your body three times every minute.  Heart disease is more than a statistic in his ER world. 
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  • We are excited to announce Dr. Travis Stork’s newest book, The Doctor’s Diet – Restore Health & Lose Weight to be released on January 1, 2014.* Unhealthy eating is an epidemic and it very well may kill you! Finally, a flexible and workable diet plan is available that will help readers lose weight, restore health, prevent disease and add years to their lives.

    The Doctor’s Diet is Dr. Travis Stork’s solution to unhealthy eating — a nationwide problem that contributes to a death toll higher than that of car accidents, drug abuse, smoking, and gun violence combined. Dr. Travis is genuinely concerned about what he considers to be a true crisis, so he created a flexible and workable diet plan that will help readers feel instantly more energetic and healthier while the pounds come off – ultimately, giving people the tools they need to extend their lives and live them to the fullest potential.
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  • Dr. Travis Stork, ER Doc and co-host of the Emmy-award winning show,  THE DOCTORS shared life saving lessons with Prevention Magazine this month.

    On his first night as an attending physician, moonlighting in the ER of a rural southern hospital, Travis Stork, MD, got his first postgraduate lesson in life and death. “A father frantically ran into the ER carrying a young boy who was unresponsive and barely breathing,” recalls Dr. Stork, the Emmy-nominated cohost of the award-winning talk show The Doctors and the author of The Lean Belly Prescription. When the child’s breathing became more faint and his lips started turning blue, Dr.
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  • It’s another Saturday night in the E.R. The PA system barks a warning, announcing an auto accident with multiple injuries. I hear the sirens and know this is the “golden hour,” the critical 60 minutes that determine whether they will live or die.  Two ambulances arrive at the door and I have to determine immediately what’s wrong so what is one of the first vital signs I check?  How much they weigh.  C’mon Travis, you’re thinking, you don’t check vitals?  Well, sure, I’m looking at a lot of things simultaneously, but often one of the most important indicators of how well a patient will manage a health crisis is how much excess weight he or she is carrying. 
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  • Author Jane Heller, who has written 13 comic novels, has taken on the subject of caregiving, which she knows well. As caregiver to her husband, Michael, who suffers from Crohn’s disease, she has been able to find the humor in this subject and has written the nonfiction book, “You’d Better Not Die or I’ll Kill You: A Caregiver’s Survival Guide to Keeping You in Good Health and Good Spirits”. This topic is becoming more important and crucial as the baby boomers age and find themselves in the position of caregiver for a parent or spouse. Many are unaware of what faces them in this role and find out through experience what is entailed.
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