SOURCE: Longitude Health

November 17, 2008 11:27 ET

Longitude Health Unveils Overcoming Cancer Video Series

Guided Health and Wellness Website Provides Unique Resource for Cancer Survivors

SOMERSET, NJ--(Marketwire - November 17, 2008) - Longitude Health, Inc. (www.longitudehealth.com), provider of web-based, guided health and wellness solutions for mid-size, self-insured companies, today announced its two-part video series titled, Overcoming Cancer. The inspirational, mini documentary chronicles how breast cancer survivor Jackie O'Rouke underwent bilateral mastectomy, while revealing how she deals with cancer on a daily basis including: personal support structures, the importance of journaling and focusing on happiness.

"It's really important to have a good support system, family, friends, church or whomever you can set up to be a support," O'Rouke said. "It's hard to ask for help, but it's OK, you need to ask for help."

The National Cancer Institute estimates that approximately 2.4 million women with a history of breast cancer were alive in January 2004. Most of these women were cancer-free, while others still had evidence of cancer and may have been undergoing treatment.

In a continuing effort to offer a wide variety of free, on-line health and wellness resources, Longitude Health is now offering inspirational cancer videos on MyHealthVillage.com. Dr. Jan Swaney co-founder of MyHealthVillage.com explains the importance of these videos. "Chemotherapy is only one part of the healing process. A large portion of the healing can be directly attributed to finding informational resources and connecting with individuals that can impart their personal experiences. MyHealthVillage.com strives to be such a resource to positively change people's health outlook."

The two-part video series concludes with O'Rouke summing up her cancer experience. "Your perspective is forever changed -- and I think it's in a positive way. I just don't take things for granted and my life is a lot richer now."

Jackie O'Rouke's entire video series can be view on MyHealthVillage.com, video section.

For more information on Longitude Healthcare, please view the on-demand webinar on MyHealthVillage.com's homepage, View Webinar or via clicking on: Introducing MyHealthVillage.com Live Better Longer.

About Longitude Health, Inc.

Based in New Jersey and with operations in Missouri, Longitude Health (www.longitudehealth.com) is a privately held, investor-backed company offering comprehensive web-based, guided health and productivity improvement solutions for mid-size, self-insured businesses. Its flexible tools and holistic approaches provide incentives, integrate with primary care physician oversight and enable social networking support for a completely collaborative solution leading to sustainable, long-term, healthy life style habits. Longitude Health's MyHealthVillage.com portal and HealthGuides provide businesses with a highly-valued employee benefit while at the same time improving productivity and reducing health related costs. For further information on Longitude Health visit www.longitudehealth.com.

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