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Patient Web sites used for news, support in crisis

AP/Yahoo News, June 10, 2008
Using free online services like CaringBridge and CarePages and their user-friendly formats, patients can quickly set up a Web site to share news about their treatments. Patients themselves or family members write about treatment and recovery from illnesses, accidents or other medical crises, such as a premature births. Both online services were born out of medical emergencies, and have been used by tens of thousands of patients.