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    National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Depression: Treatment," "Medication Frequently Asked Questions."

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    Arthritis Foundation: "Best Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis."

    Lupus LA: "Exercise and Lupus."

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    American College of Rheumatology: "Exercise and Arthritis."

    Circulation: "Physical Activity and Exercise Recommendations for Stroke Survivors."

    American Heart Association: "American Heart Association Recommendations for Physical Activity in Adults."

    Epilepsy Society: "Exercise and Epilepsy."

    National Parkinson Foundation: "Exercise," "Neuroprotective Benefits of Exercise."

    National Sleep Foundation: "How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?"

    Environmental Health Perspectives: "Benefits of Sunlight: A Bright Spot for Human Health."

    Dermato-Endocrinology: "Vitamin D deficiency and sun avoidance among university students at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates."

    Ecopsychology: "Examining Group Walks in Nature and Multiple Aspects of Well-Being: A Large-Scale Study."

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    NIH News in Health: "Can Pets Help Keen You Healthy?"

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