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You're Not Alone: How Mothers of Children Born with Rare Condition Comfort and Support Each Other on CarePages.com
Date:3/6/2008

Aidan gets a little older. Right now I can't wait to wake up every morning in our own home and see his smiling face."

CarePages.com facilitates emotional support during a health journey by providing free, secure Web pages that enable patients and caregivers to communicate and connect online with their own social network and to tap into communities whose participants are experiencing similar challenges. Nearly 700 healthcare facilities in North America, including Children's Hospital Boston where Aidan received his care, currently offer customized versions of CarePages.com to their patients as part of their patient-centered care.

"I know what it's like to go through a healthcare crisis, and it's impossible to overstate how much emotional support means in such situations," says Dr. Sharon Langshur, the founder of CarePages, whose son Matthew had multiple surgeries and hospitalizations soon after his birth. "Our members constantly tell us how much they appreciate these personal connections, and more and more studies are showing that they also contribute to positive health outcomes."

About CarePages

CarePages.com is the largest online community of people helping each other cope with the emotional challenges of a medical situation. More than three million CarePages.com members have used its free, patient-centric web pages to communicate and connect with each other, plus its unique resources to guide them through the experience. In addition, customized CarePages are offered by nearly 700 U.S. and Canadian healthcare facilities. CarePages, Inc. is part of Revolution Health Group LLC, whose goal is to help consumers make informed choices and put them in control of their health decisions through the cornerstone of its efforts -- RevolutionHealth.com. Together, these services address both the emotional and informational health care needs of its members. For more information, please visit http://www.c
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