What to Do in a Health Crisis

What to Do in a Health Crisis

(NewsUSA): What do you do when your world is knocked out of orbit by a life-changing diagnosis? Whether it is a worst-case diagnosis by your doctor or an accident that leaves you vulnerable and exposed, only questions seem to be the first on the scene.
To educate themselves, many people who have suffered a health crisis go online. Online medical dictionaries, encyclopedias and journals give much-needed information, and social networking sites like CarePages.com provide support.
"CarePages was created to help people going through a life-changing health event find and give support," said Dr. Sharon Langshur, co-founder of CarePages.com. "It's not only a way to update friends and family, but for patients to support each other. Our members rely on each other for information, as well as encouragement and advice."
CarePages has seen more than 4 million members since it's creation, and has been used by people to create personal CarePages Web sites, join discussions, participate in blogs and interact with others facing similar challenges.
It's important that no one face a health challenge alone. In fact, according to a study in The Journal of the American College of Surgeons, the size of a person's social network can affect how pain is experienced and the duration of the healing process, and a recent study by CarePages found that 99 percent of 900 survey participants noted that emotional support can have a positive effect on the healing process.
For more information, visit www.CarePages.com.