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CarePages Enhances Website to Help Ensure That ‘No One Faces a Health Challenge Alone’



2008-08-11 09:00:00

CarePages Enhances Website to Help Ensure That ‘No One Faces a Health Challenge Alone’

CarePages Enhances Website to Help Ensure That ‘No One Faces a Health Challenge Alone’

Listens and Responds to Members’ Need to Seek, Give and Receive Emotional Support From Others Experiencing Similar Life-Changing Health Events

CHICAGO, IL–(EMWNews – August 11, 2008) – CarePages, an online community of millions of

people affected by life-changing health events, has redesigned its website

to support its mission: To ensure that no one faces a health challenge

alone. now has even more opportunities for users to find others,

express support and ask for help from the larger community. The newly

designed site will further inspire and guide participants to give each

other emotional support in a group setting, which CarePages’ proprietary

research suggests is an optimal environment for emotional healing.

“We are always listening to our members who told us they wanted our website

to help them find others facing similar health challenges,” says Dr. Sharon

Langshur, a co-founder of CarePages with her husband, Eric. “Research is

showing how much these connections contribute to good health and a sense of


The new now gives all members multiple ways to seek, give and

receive emotional support. Recent studies in the American Journal of

Cardiology, the Journal of Clinical Oncology and The Journal of the

American College of Surgeons have demonstrated the benefits of empathy and

social support (particularly from large social networks) during the healing


The site has real-time discussion forums focused on topics such as

parenting, cancer, emotional health and spirituality. It also enables

members to create profile information, which can be accessed by others in

discussion forums to facilitate interactions. Studies show that 75 percent

of online health searchers use the Internet to connect with those who have

first-hand experience with their particular health challenge.

Personalized CarePages websites allow members to relate their stories, post

photos and update friends and family instantly. The new site is reorganized

to display more information about the patient and caregiver and allow them

to explain what’s happening in real-time. It also helps their friends and

family better understand what to say and do, such as sending thoughtful

gifts from the online gift shop.

Other Website enhancements include:

--  Streamlined login and registration

--  Opportunity for real-time status updates (CarePages managers are

    asked, "What are you doing right now?")

--  Message tags to indicate urgency

--  Linking of updates and messages to make reading easier

--  Improved search functionality


“ now provides additional resources for people to communicate

with and support one another,” said Langshur. “Emotional support — from

family, friends and a caring community — is especially important for

people facing health challenges because they often feel cut off from their

everyday lives. The new will help bring more people together

to share their stories and concerns, their hopes and triumphs.”

About CarePages

CarePages is an online community of millions of people coming together to

share the challenges, hopes and triumphs of anyone facing a life-changing

health event. Through personalized websites, members can relate their

stories, post photos and update friends and family instantly. In turn,

people who care send messages of love and encouragement. also

offers a variety of resources and support tools for living a more

compassionate life.

Private-labeled CarePages websites are also offered by over 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. CarePages has a simple,

singular mission: to ensure that no one faces a health challenge alone. For

more information, please visit

Peter Duckler
(312) 649-0371
HLB Communications, Inc.

Erin McDaniel
(773) 327-7402
CarePages, Inc.

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