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    WebMD Health Heroes

    Ronald "Jake" Clark

    The story behind his "war detox" program that helps veterans recover from post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Bennet Omalu, MD

    How his research on brain injury has transformed the way we look at -- and play -- football.

    Kenneth Shinozuka

    The inspiration for this teen's invention that protects the elderly from wandering while providing peace of mind to their caregivers.

    Glenn Close

    The award-winning actress's mission to change public attitudes about mental illness through PSAs and education programs in schools.

    2016 Health Heroes

    This year, WebMD will pay tribute to honorees in four categories who do great things to help others live healthier, better lives.

    2016 People's Choice Voting Closed

    Voting for WebMD's 2016 People's Choice Health Hero is now closed. The winner, chosen from these celebrity health advocates, will be announced here on Nov. 3 and in the November/December issue of WebMD Magazine.

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    Find out who won and see coverage from the awards gala on Nov. 3.

    • Anthony Anderson

      Anthony Anderson

      Like the Black-ish character he plays on TV, Anderson has type 2 diabetes. He works health messages into the show's script -- reaching millions of viewers.
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    • Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bark

      Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bark

      This duo co-authored two best-selling books about women's health, broaching the topics of nutrition, fitness, self-acceptance, and embracing the aging process.
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    • Padma Lakshmi

      Padma Lakshmi

      This Top Chef host co-founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America and is an ambassador for Keep a Child Alive, which works to end AIDS.
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    • Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen

      Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen

      These Hilarity for Charity co-founders know the effects of Alzheimer's firsthand and have found a unique way to fight the disease -- with laughter.
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    You must be 18 years of age or older to vote.

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    Awards Gala Coverage

    Health Heroes Honored

    Robin Roberts, co-anchor of ABC's Good Morning America, hosted WebMD's 2015 Health Hero awards in November in New York City.

    Featured Charities

    WebMD thanks the following organizations for participating in the 2015 Health Hero Awards.