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  • Smoking Increases Risk for Hearing LossCigarette smoking appears to significantly increase the risk for hearing loss in a dose-dependent manner, results from a large, longitudinal study show.
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  • ACR Issues White Paper on Biosimilar Use in RheumatologyThe ACR reconsiders its previous stance on the use of biosimilars, citing extensive European experience and rigorous FDA assessment as reasons for more widespread use in the United States.


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  • Tired of Medicine? 20 Nonclinical Career Options If you are a doctor who is frustrated with medicine, there are many second career choices. Despite the hurdles, it's possible to make the leap. Here are 20 options.
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