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Audrey Hepburn's Spirit Still Heals The World's Children

While the late Audrey Hepburn won her first Academy Award for Roman Holiday at age 24 and starred in several screen classics, her most important roles were as a mother and a tireless advocate for the world's children. And while her life of glamour and fame still dazzles the world, few may understand how passionately the screen legend felt about her work with the preeminent institution for children's health, UNICEF. "She was in Holland during the war and she never forgot the feeling of people coming with hope, food, a blanket, an outstretched hand," says Sean Ferrer, Hepburn's son and author of the recently released Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit.

Marilu Henner Driven By Healthy Holiday Foods

Actress and author Marilu Henner played a cab driver in the hit television series Taxi, but in real life it's Henner who is driven - to stop holiday weight gain with healthier, tastier food.

Dule Hill 'All In' To Help Beat Leukemia

Dule Hill, who plays Charlie Young on the Emmy-winning drama, The West Wing, hopes that his luck holds when he plays in the Celebrity Poker Showdown championship. "You play with fake money so going 'all in' really isn't as stressful as betting with real money, and you get to win money for your favorite charity while having a lot of fun." "My friend Will Young is battling leukemia right now," states Hill. "So hopefully my playing for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will raise awareness about the disease and help more people like Will."

Cheryl Hines Enthusiastic About 'Curbing' Cerebral Palsy

This past March Curb Your Enthusiasm star Cheryl Hines became a new mom. While her baby girl is perfectly healthy, Hines will be helping raise awareness about birth defects - particularly cerebral palsy (CP).

Dustin Hoffman Advocates Stem Cell Research

Dustin Hoffman's roles in Kramer vs. Kramer, Tootsie and Rain Man, challenged our perceptions of what it is to be a parent, a man and a brother. Now Hoffman is using that same sense of humanity to appeal to California voters to support stem cell research.

"Menopause", by supermodel Lauren Hutton

Celebrity Guest, Supermodel, Miss Lauren Hutton, discusses menopause and the benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Vicki Iovine Authors 'Girlfriends' Guide' To Eczema

When it comes to advice for her 'girlfriends,' best-selling author Vicki Iovine's millions of readers know she's telling it like it is. Now Iovine has put her pen to paper to help children and parents dealing with the frustrations and discomfort of eczema.

Jared Takes Steps To Help Kids Fight Fat

Jared is an unlikely addition to the pantheon of single-name celebrities like Madonna, Cher and Sting. But the now-famous Subway spokesman is using his fame to help kids avoid the pain and anguish of obesity that he endured growing up.

Beverly Johnson Spotlights Hysterectomy Awareness

Former supermodel Beverly Johnson enjoyed fame and fortune because of her beauty. But Johnson is all brains when it comes to uterine health issues. "Hysterectomy is particularly a subject that women need more information because the subject is still sort of taboo," says Johnson, who didn't even tell her mother about her surgery.

Naomi Judd Helps Heal People With Hepatitis C

After winning Grammy's and accolades galore, Naomi Judd is adored by millions of country music fans. But one 'fan' appreciates Judd more than most. Julia Spears credits the country superstar for being instrumental in her being cured of hepatitis C virus (HCV). Judd, who is also cured of her HCV, is humbled by Spears gratitude.

Wynonna Judd Takes Action Against Asthma

Anyone who has heard Wynonna Judd sing would be shocked to learn that she has been plagued by asthma since the age of 12. To raise awareness about asthma, Wynonna has lent her voice to the AAAAI, the American Lung Association (ALA) and 16 other major health organizations as spokesperson for Asthma Action America.

Melina Kanakaredes Prescribes Breast Cancer Awareness

As Dr. Sydney Hansen on Providence , Melina Kanakaredes returned home to find meaning in life caring for those less fortunate. As a wife, mother, and daughter she hopes all women will find providence when it comes to breast cancer.

"Stop Ankylosing Spondylitis!", by actress Mimi Kennedy

Mimi Kennedy, co-star of TV's Dharma & Greg, is also known as an activist, environmentalist, author, and philanthropist. Her many contributions to the community include her active involvement with and support of the Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) for many years.

Larry King's Magic Heals Hearts

CNN legend Larry King makes his living talking. When it comes to the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, he focuses acutely on making magic and miracles happen.

"Menopause and Treatment Options", by actress Cheryl Ladd

Celebrity Guest, actress, Cheryl Ladd is currently working with Dr. Donnica and other women physicians on Baseline 50, a national campaign to educate women about menopause and its treatment options including HRT.

"Graduation into Menopause", with singer Miss Patti Labelle

Celebrity Guest, singing sensation, Miss Patti Labelle, discusses her experience with menopause and how she approached what she calls her graduation into menopause.

Sharon Lawrence Dives Into Coral Calcium

NYPD Blue alum Sharon Lawrence portrayed a character who made a living determining right from wrong. Now Lawrence is helping people make a similar distinction when it comes to the health of the world's coral reefs. "The destruction of coral reefs is threatening the health and stability of the entire ocean ecosystem," cautions Lawrence, who volunteers as a spokesperson for Reef Check, an international program that scientifically monitors, restores and maintains global coral reef health.

Jeanette Lee Shoots At Scoliosis

As the #1 ranked female pool player in the world from 1994-1996, Jeanette Lee can make a pool ball slam, bend, spin, and curve magically into pockets. But another kind of curve nearly scratched her career - scoliosis, often called curvature of the spine.

Muscular Dystrophy Telethon Raises New Hope

For 38 years Jerry Lewis has been single-mindedly focused on perfecting the art of compassion as the driving force behind the Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon. And his "kids" are enjoying ever-healthier and longer lives because of it.

Lisa Ling 'Views' New Birth Control Method

Lisa Ling is promoting one of the latest contraceptive options for women, NuvaRing, so that women know all of their available options.

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