Health and Wellness Speakers
View a "sampling" of our speakers and experts who cover a wide range of topics including Alzheimer's, aging, cancer, heart, stroke, diabetes, obesity, domestic violence, hospice, integrative health, mental health, substance abuse, nutrition, exercise, life balance, stress, and lifestyle choices that affect our health and wellness. Please call us for a complete list of our speakers and to suggest our top choices for your topic and budget.
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 recently released her memoir. 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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Aaron Carroll, MD, MS
Aaron Carroll, MD, MS
Dr. Carroll is the Director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research and a Professor of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine and continues to be a sought after speaker on cost, quality and access -and the Affordable Care Act and its implications for our future. His blog: "The Incidental Economist" is one of the most widely read health policy blogs in the world and he is a regular contributor to the New York Times and the Huffington Post on health research and policy. His YouTube channel, "Healthcare Triage" received the 2015 National Institute of Health Care Management Digital Media Award.

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Bruce Clark, DPH
Bruce Clark, DPH
One of America's foremost visionaries and authorities on the healthcare, business and marketing implications of the "new consumer," Dr. Clark co-founded Age Wave LLC., the leading marketing communication firm specializing in baby boomers and mature consumers. Many of his groundbreaking business initiatives in healthcare have significantly defined this emerging market niche. A nationally acclaimed speaker, he has published extensively and is called on frequently by the national media for his candid observations and strikingly accurate predictions. He has held senior management positions with National High Blood Pressure Education Program (NIH), the National Center for Health Education, the Healthcare Forum and the Healthcare Forum Journal.

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Tracey Cleantis, LMFT
Tracey Cleantis, LMFT
Tracey Cleantis, LMFT, is in private practice and also writes for Psychology Today, Huffington Post and on her own blog, "La Belette Rouge," where she combines her humor and expertise in helping people in desperate pain get to the other side of impossible, and she does so with the kind of straight talk that's counterintuitive in this "never ever give up" culture. Her programs provide a practical roadmap through loss and grief of all kinds -- including infertility, divorce, death of a loved one, career loss, and even loss of a dream like being an astronaut, an actor, or a player in the NBA.

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Meryl Comer
Meryl Comer
Meryl Comer is an Emmy award-winning reporter, producer, moderator & talk show host with more than 30 years of broadcast journalism experience. She is President of the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer's Initiative & New York Times bestselling author of Slow Dancing with a Stranger. She offers insight and guidance for navigating Alzheimer's challenges and an urgent call to action for intensive research and a warning that we must prepare for the future, instead of being controlled by a disease and a healthcare system unable to fight it.

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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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Shelley Fabares
Shelley Fabares
Best known as the savvy Christine on the television series, "Coach," Shelley Fabares has been an actress since the age of three. She was the teenage daughter on "The Donna Reed Show" for eight seasons; starred in teen-oriented films of the 60's, as well as in three Elvis Presley movies; and had a hit record, "Johnny Angel," which sold over a million copies. Fabares, whose mother suffered from Alzheimer's, is the spokesperson for the National Alzheimer's Association and is President of the Board of Directors for the Donna Reed Foundation. Following her own successful liver transplant in 2000, Fabares is also working nationally with the American Liver Foundation in promoting organ donation and liver disease awareness.

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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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Cynthia Green, PhD
Cynthia Green, PhD
One of America's foremost memory fitness and brain health experts, Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D. is a speaker, author and spokesperson, currently serving on the faculty of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine where she founded The Memory Enhancement Program. The success of this widely praised program led to the publication of Dr. Green's popular self-help book, Total Memory Workout: 8 Easy Steps to Maximum Memory Fitness, which is now in its tenth printing and has been translated into four languages. Her latest book, Your Best Brain Ever, written in collaboration with the National Geographic Books, was named a "2013 Top Guide to Life After 50" by the Wall Street Journal.

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Joe Greer, MD
Joe Greer, MD
At the Presidential Medal Of Freedom ceremony President Barack Obama said, 'It's a life that might be distilled into a question Dr. Greer asks all of us: 'If we don't fight injustice, who will?' In 1994 Joe was named by Time magazine as one of "America's 50 Young American Leaders Under 40" as well as receiving the CBS/Newsweek Achievement Award at the Kennedy Center. He was one of 10 recipients of the Caring Award based on his vision of a clinic to treat the poor and homeless populations of Miami, later chronicled in his book: "Waking up in America: How One Doctor Brings Hope to Those Who Need It Most."

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Barbara Hannah Grufferman
Barbara Hannah Grufferman
Topics: health, fitness, aging, wellness, women's health, Inspirational host of a popular web series focusing on "embracing your age" for AARP, Barbara Hannah Grufferman wrote "The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts' Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More." the best-selling resource for women. A nationally recognized expert on positive aging, she writes the highly regarded front-page "Life After 50" column for Huffington Post, a weekly column for AARP, and is 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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Carl Hammerschlag, MD
Carl Hammerschlag, MD
Carl Hammerschlag, M.D., a psychiatrist, author, and professional speaker says that "When we heal in community it actually makes a healthy outcome more likely, because everyone has a stake in the outcome." He is an authority in health and wellness, healing, leadership, authenticity and surviving in rapidly changing times. A master storyteller, he uses his stories to illustrate that the future of healthcare rests in the ability of community to provide for prevention of disease. Not cutting edge. . .nor leading edge. . .but "healing" edge!

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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, particularly now that her 98-year-old mother suffers from dementia. She delivers, as Library Journal put it, "a valuable, virtual support group."

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Melina Jampolis, MD
Melina Jampolis, MD
An internist and board certified MD nutrition specialist, Dr. Melina is the 2015 President of National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists, the 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". and is now on Broadway starring in "How to Succeed."

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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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Darryle Pollack
Darryle Pollack
Darryle Pollack is an author and "accidental " artist whose inspiring journey has made her a role model for resilience, authenticity and vitality. Her life has included a series of pioneering experiences: at Yale, in television journalism, health and social media. At the same time, challenges including Stage III breast cancer caused Darryle to say "I never signed up for this" so often, those words are the title of her TED talk, her book and her blog. An online influencer and thought leader, she mines her own life experiences and expertise to deliver her platform messages with humor, humanity, and hope.

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Stephen Post, PhD
Stephen Post, PhD
A transformative speaker, Dr. Post has inspired thousands with his positive psychology message that impacts happiness, health, success, creativity and even longevity. A best selling author, he shares some of the best of medical knowledge, based on thirty years of research and has been quoted in more than 3000 national and international newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, U.S. News and World Report, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Sydney Morning Herald, "O" Magazine, and Psychology Today. Stephen has been interviewed on television and radio news shows, including National Public Radio (NPR), ABC 20/20, Nightline, with John Stossel, the The Daily Show with John Stewart, and has even addressed the U.S. Congress.

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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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Travis Stork, MD
Travis Stork, MD
Way before Dr. Travis Stork became known as Season 8 The Bachelor, and Emmy-nominated Host of the award-winning talk show "The Doctors," he was practicing medicine as an emergency room physician following his graduation, Magna Cum Laude, from Duke University and earning his MD-with honors from University of Virginia. He is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of "The Doctor's Diet," and its companion "The Doctor's Diet Cookbook," a collection of simple, delicious, and balanced recipes. Dr. Stork is on a mission to inspire audiences to be empowered and to take control of their health with the simplest of lifestyle changes.

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Art Ulene, MD
Art Ulene, MD
Since 1975, Dr. Art Ulene has spearheaded the use of media and technology to promote public health. He appeared regularly on NBC's "TODAY Show" for 23 years, and led several nationwide health campaigns in collaboration with the American Medical Association. In 2010, Ulene founded BUCKAPOUND.com, a unique web-based weight loss program for the worksite, and currently serves as its Chairman and Chief Creative Officer. Ulene takes healthy aging to new heights, inspired by his own 75th birthday celebration at the 19,340 foot summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. His direct style inspires and challenges audiences to action. He currently serves on the Board of Councilors for the USC Davis School of Gerontology, and the Advisory Board for the School of Community and Global Health at Claremont Graduate University.

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Shawn Achor
Shawn Achor
Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage, spent over a decade at Harvard University where he won numerous distinguished teaching awards for his work. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a Masters from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics. In 2006, he was Head Teaching Fellow for "Positive Psychology," the most popular course at Harvard at the time. In 2007, Shawn founded Good Think Inc. to share his research with a wider population. When the global economy collapsed in 2008, Shawn was immediately called in as an expert by the world's largest banks to help restart forward progress. Subsequently, Shawn has spoken in 45 countries to a wide variety of audiences: bankers on Wall Street, students in Dubai, CEOs in Zimbabwe. Shawn's research on happiness and human potential has received attention from the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Forbes, CNN, and NPR.

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Marc Agronin, MD
Marc Agronin, MD
A 2011 feature article in the New York Times described Marc Agronin, MD as "a rare breed even in Florida, which has the highest proportion of people older than 65." This award-winning doctor and author is one of only 17 board-certified geriatric psychiatrists in all of Florida. The wealth of knowledge and experience is recorded in his acclaimed book "How We Age: A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of Growing Old," a book that the Economist magazine praised as optimistic, heartwarming and even mystical. Dr. Agronin's work has been featured on numerous shows including NBC's Today Show and National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation. Dr. Agronin brings his warmth, wisdom and sense of humanity to his talks on what it means to grow old and how we all have unimaginable potential not in spite of age, but because of it.

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Daniel Amen, MD
Daniel Amen, MD
Daniel Amen, MD is a clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and brain imaging expert who heads the world-renowned Amen Clinics. He has published 26 books including the New York Times bestsellers Use Your Brain to Change Your Age, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life; Magnificent Mind at Any Age; Healing ADD; and Change Your Brain, Change Your Body. He is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and the star of several very popular public-television specials. Dr. Amen spearheads the groundbreaking Amen Clinics' retired NFL player brain imaging study.

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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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Robyn Benincasa
Robyn Benincasa
2014 CNN Hero, World Champion Eco-Challenge Adventure Racer, NT Times Bestselling Author, Founder of the 501c3 Project Athena Foundation, 3x Guinness World Record Distance Paddler, Proud Owner of 2 Metal 'Bionic Hips' and Full Time San Diego Firefighter Robyn Benincasa definitely knows a thing or two about ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things. NBC, ABC, CNN, ESPN, USA Network, Discovery Channel, Outdoor Life Network, PBS and FOX have all featured Robyn and her amazing accomplishments. Add to those network credits editorials in Fast Company, Sport Illustrated, Vogue, Corporate & Incentive Travel, The New York Times, Outside, and Harper's Bazaar, and it's no surprise your meeting will be electrifying!

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Joan Borysenko, PhD
Joan Borysenko, PhD
Dr. Joan Borysenko has a powerfully clear personal vision: to bring science, medicine, psychology and spirituality together in the service of healing. Trained as both a medical scientist and a psychologist, Dr. Borysenko has gone beyond her traditional academic training and developed depth and breadth in a number of fields, including behavioral medicine, stress and well-being, psychoneuroimmunology, and women's health. On the leading edge of the mind/body revolution, she has become a world-renowned spokesperson for this new approach to health, sharing her pioneering work with a gentle graciousness, enthusiasm and humility.

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Michael Breus, PhD
Michael Breus, PhD
As the "The Sleep Doctor & Sleep Expert for WebMD," Dr. Michael Breus focuses on sleep as a restorative function. He was part of Dr. Oz's Happiness and Wellness Summit at Radio City Music Hall, delivering secrets from groundbreaking studies on sleep and its connection to disease. One of 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials, he has become the recognized leader in the field of sleep. Lack of sleep impairs reasoning, problem-solving, and attention to detail. It also affects our biology and the lack of it can lead to heart disease, diabetes, depression, premature aging, stress and the breakdown of our immune system. In our sleep-deprived society, Dr. Breus helps audiences take control, prevent disease and lead healthier lives.

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Rick Brinkman, ND
Rick Brinkman, ND
Co-author of the international bestseller, Dealing With People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst, Dr. Rick Brinkman has been sharing his human behavior insights and practical communication strategies in his trademark entertaining and educational style since 1980. Following his residency in obstetrics and psychology, Dr. Brinkman went into private practice, and his success there led him to further study communication and the effect it has on our quality of life. His communication programs receive high marks in topics pertaining to patient service, safety and leadership where he is invited back for repeat performances across the U.S.

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Joan Brock
Joan Brock
Working as a teacher of the blind at The Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School, Joan Brock was forced to re-evaluate and transform her life when she lost her own vision in a mere three-week period of time. Through this difficult transition, Brock applied the skills she had been teaching to her own circumstances, and from there, discovered a natural transition to a professional speaking career. In her individually tailored presentations, Brock offers the benefit of her own experience as she addresses the topics of communication and dealing with change.

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Dan Buettner
Dan Buettner
What do Seventh-Day Adventists in California, the residents of Sardinia, Italy and the inhabitants of the islands of Okinawa, Japan have in common? They enjoy the longest, healthiest lives on the planet. Dan Buettner assembled a team of researchers to seek out these "hotspots of human health and vitality," which he calls Blue Zones, and to figure out what they do that helps them live so long. A world-renowned explorer and a writer for National Geographic, he travels the world seeking out new Blue Zones (he's found five, to date) and speaking at seminars and on TV, sharing the habits that lead to long life.

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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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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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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. Terri received the 2011 Imagine award from the International Bipolar Foundation. She currently writes a monthly blog for the popular website, Psychology Today.com.

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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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Andy Core
Andy Core
Wellness expert, professional speaker, and media personality Andy Core works with organizations and individuals who want to maximize their health and productivity, save thousands of healthcare dollars, and gain a definitive edge in today's competitive marketplace. Core has spent the past 15 years researching ways to become healthy, energized, and better equipped to thrive in today's hectic society. A "healthy-lifestyle realist," he teaches principles that help people feel how they want to feel, look how they want to look, and enjoy the comforts of a healthy body. And by doing this he helps organizations build teams that cost less, have better attitudes, and accomplish more.

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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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Jeff Davidson
Jeff Davidson
Jeff Davidson holds the registered trademark as The Work-Life Balance Expert® ...the only person on earth so designated. Jeff has a passion for working with organizations who want to help their employees make rapid progress in this arena. He has spoken to Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Kimball International, Cardinal Health Group, and Allied Signal, and to American Express, Swissotel, Eckerd, Lufthansa, Research Triangle Institute, Wells Fargo, and Westinghouse. Jeff is the author of Simpler Living, Breathing Space, The 60 Second Self-Starter, and Dial it Down - Live it Up. Jeff's books have been published in 19 languages including Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Malay, Turkish, and Russian; have been featured in 68 of the top 75 American newspapers. and; in two instances, advertised in Time Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. Jeff has been interviewed 19 times in the aggregate by the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, and USA Today. He currently is a columnist for 18 publications, among them Accounting Web, Association News, HR.com, Inside Business, Plan Your Meetings, Practical Lawyer, Physicians Management, and Real Estate Professional.

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William Davis, MD
William Davis, MD
According to Dr. William Davis, saying goodbye to all things wheat provides outsized and unexpected health benefits, from weight loss, to relief from acid reflux and bowel urgency, to reversal of diabetes, migraine headaches, and learning disabilities in children. Author of the #1 New york Times bestselling book, Wheat Belly: Lose the wheat, lose the weight and find your path back to health," he has helped spark a nationwide reconsideration of the conventional advice to "eat more healthy whole grains." Formerly an interventional cardiologist, he now confines his practice to prevention and reversal of coronary disease. When Dr. Davis set out to understand why removing wheat yielded such unexpected health transformations, he discovered that the wheat of today is nothing like the wheat of 40 years ago, having undergone extensive genetic change. In his presentations, Dr. Davis discusses how understanding this enormous societal issue carries profound implications for the health of individuals.

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Aubrey de Grey
Aubrey de Grey
Dr. Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist based in Cambridge, UK and Mountain View, California, USA, and is the Chief Science Officer of SENS Foundation dedicated to combating the aging process.

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Susan Dentzer
Susan Dentzer
Senior health policy adviser for The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Susan Dentzer 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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Alice Domar, PhD
Alice Domar, PhD
A pioneer in the application of mind/body medicine to women's health issues, Dr. Alice Domar is founder and director of the Mind/Body Center for Women's Health at Boston IVF. Named to the prestigious list of 15 "Women to Watch in 2004" by Lifetime Television, Dr. Domar has compiled an impressive list of accomplishments as a best-selling author, media authority and sought-after public speaker. She serves on the advisory board for Parents Magazine, Health Magazine, Conceive Magazine, and Resolve. Dr. Domar has earned an international reputation as one of the country's top women's health experts. She presents lectures and workshops on a variety of women's issues.

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Hugh Downs
Hugh Downs
With a distinguished 64-year career in radio and television, Hugh Downs is best known as the longtime anchor of ABC's primetime news magazine "20/20." The recipient of six Emmy Awards, Downs is the author of ten books, including Potential, a psychological study of emotional maturing, and Thirty Dirty Lies About Old, which debunks the myths of aging. He holds a post masters degree in gerontology from Hunter College, honorary doctorates from four universities, and a Certificate in Geriatric Medicine for Continuing Medical Education Geriatric Review Courses at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York.

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Patty Duke
Patty Duke
(Topics: Manic-Depression; Mental Health Advocate) With her Oscar-winning portrayal of blind, mute and deaf Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker," Patty Duke was recognized as one of America's finest young talents. As a teenager, she enjoyed success in "The Patty Duke Show" and has continued to delight and challenge audiences for more than 40 years with her work in movies and on television. Since the publication of her second autobiographical book, A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness, Duke has spent a great deal of time speaking on the topic of mental illness, bipolar disorder and depression.

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Ken Dychtwald, PhD
Ken Dychtwald, PhD
Over the past 30 years, Ken Dychtwald has emerged as the nation's foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing and workforce implications of the "age wave." He is a psychologist, gerontologist and author of ten books on aging-related issues, including the bestseller, Age Wave, and his latest, Age Power: How the 21st Century will be Ruled by the New Old. Through his sought-after presentations, breakthrough research, consulting initiatives, and leadership within both the social science and business communities, Dychtwald has dedicated his life to battling against stereotypes while promoting a new and vital image of maturity.

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Jill Eikenberry
Jill Eikenberry
Best known for her role on television's "L.A. Law," Jill Eikenberry's current role is that of breast cancer activist. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1984, it was her fear that she could die from breast cancer that spurred Eikenberry not only to make major changes in her life, but to share the results. Often partnered by her husband, actor Michael Tucker, the two have been named official spokespersons for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a national organization dedicated to the advancement of breast cancer education, research and treatment.

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