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WebMD Announces 2009 Health Heroes
Date:12/1/2009

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD), the leading source of health information, today announced the honorees of the 2009 WebMD Health Heroes awards. The fourth annual WebMD Health Heroes honor Americans with extraordinary stories of personal courage and perseverance, who lead an effort to help others achieve better health.

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"WebMD is honoring its 2009 Health Heroes for their significant contributions to society," said Nan Forte, Executive Vice President, Consumer Services, WebMD. "The WebMD Health Heroes are role models providing real solutions to health challenges in America."

An Actor's Mission to Feed Children in Need

An actor and advocate for kids, Scarlett Johansson, grew up in New York City where her family received government-subsidized school lunches. WebMD is honoring Johansson for her dedication to feeding children throughout the country. For years she has worked with USA Harvest on this effort and is now focused on a new program called "Blessings in a Backpack." The program provides school-aged children in need with food for the weekends.

Kentucky Man Creates Donation Program to Feed Americans

Stan Curtis is the man who created the new Blessings in a Backpack program as well as the USA Harvest organization. His goal is to give food from those who don't need it, to those who do. The organization provides donated food to groups that help distribute it to those in need, helping to serve two million meals a day. WebMD is honoring Curtis for his work with USA Harvest and Blessings in a Backpack.

A Pennsylvania Doctor Provides Healthcare to his Local Co
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