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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC - Heart Disease Home - DHDSP.

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Greater Good Science Center

National Institute of Mental Health Chronic Illness & Mental Health. NIMH. Chronic Illness and Mental Health


Mindful Awareness Research Center

The British Psychological Society. (2011). What is Health Psychology? A guide for the public.

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Kvan E., Pettersen, K., Sandvik L., & Reikvam A. (2007). High mortality in diabetic patient with acute myocardial infarction: cardiovascular co-morbidities contribute most to the high risk. International Journal of Cardiology 121 184–188.

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Majde, J., & Krueger, J. (2005). Links between the innate immune system and sleep. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 116(6), 1188-1198.

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Marks, D., Murray, M., Evans, B., & Estacio, E. (2011). Health Psychology. Theory-Research-Practice (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Sage.

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Miller, G., Chen, E., & Cole, S. (2009). Health psychology: Developing biologically plausible models linking the social world and physical health. Annual Review of Psychology, (60), 501-524.

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O'Brien, J., Forrest, L., & Austin, A. (2002). Death of a partner: Perspectives of heterosexual and gay men. Journal of Health Psychology, 7, 317–28.

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Schacter, D. (2002). The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers. New York, NY: Mariner.

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