Self-diagnosing patients more likely to fear the worst; GOP bill cuts funding for AHRQ;

> Patients who self-diagnose based on internet searches tend to focus on the symptoms of ailments rather than the likelihood of an actual disease and thus, are more likely to feel like they have a serious illness, according to a study published in the Journal of Consumer Research, according to Medical News Today. Article

> The GOP this week released its spending bill for 2013, which would cut funding to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, according to AHA News Now. The bill also could cut funding to the Affordable Care Act's prevention fund, and includes other conditions that would hinder current healthcare reform efforts. News brief

> Researchers at Stony Brook University found that medium-intensity focused ultrasound can help to stimulate the mobility and the growth of bone-forming cells known as osteoblasts. Their research was detailed online in the journal PLoS One. Article

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