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The USO and CarePages.com Help Wounded Troops Stay Connected to Their Families
Date:10/25/2007

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USO has partnered with CarePages.com to provide wounded troops an innovative service to stay in touch with their families and friends while recovering in the hospital and at home. Called a CarePage, this service helps patients and families communicate by sharing health updates, photos and supportive messages via a private Web site. This service is free to military families needing care and support, and allows them to share updates and gain control over how they communicate about health events.

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A CarePage is one resource available at CarePages.com that helps people care for one another during a significant health event. CarePages.com is an online social network dedicated to the emotional challenges everyone faces when someone they love has a serious health problem. At CarePages.com, people can find tips and stories about "what to do" and "what to say" to support a person facing a health event and meet others in similar situations.

"Offering the CarePages service is one more example of the USO's commitment to deliver morale-boosting programs and services to troops and their families," said Edward A. Powell, USO president and CEO. "This program allows us to help meet both the physical and emotional needs of our wounded heroes, while keeping them connected to their loved ones."

The CarePages service is secure and compliant with all HIPAA requirements. CarePages ensures that patients, families and healthcare providers are protected online through strict privacy policies, password-protection and visitor management tools for CarePages Managers.

Erin Langshur, CEO, CarePages, Inc., said, "We are pleased that the USO chose CarePages to complement its ongoing efforts to support wounded troops and their families. CarePages connects people, forming s
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