Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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(2011 June 18) Mayo Clinic Staff. CFS, Risk Factors (Online Information). Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chronic-fatigue-syndrome/DS00395/DSection through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed September 2012. 

(2011 September 15) Davis, C.P., Balentine, J.R. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Medicine Net.com (Online information). Available online at http://www.medicinenet.com/chronic_fatigue_syndrome/article.htm through http://www.medicinenet.com. Accessed September 2012. 

Shiel, W.C Jr., Stoppler, M.C. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Emedicinehealth.com (Online information). Available online at http://www.emedicinehealth.com/chronic_fatigue_syndrome/article_em.htm through http://www.emedicinehealth.com. Accessed September 2012. 

(2012 May 16) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. CDC.gov/cfs (Online information). Available online at http:// www.cdc.gov/cfs/general/ through http:// www.cdc.gov. Accessed September 2012. 

(2012 February 2) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, pubmed.com (Online information). Available online at http://Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002224 through http://Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Accessed September 2012. 

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