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  • Ageism in Medicine Must Stop, Experts SayAgeism is rampant in medical education and in clinical settings and can lead to adverse consequences for older patients, say experts.
  • 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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