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Transplant changes have docs hopeful

WASHINGTON – New rules are bringing changes to the nation’s kidney transplant system that will give some patients a better shot at a longer-lasting organ, and move others up the waiting list.

Creamy eggnog is one of those once-a-year things that are part of the onslaught of calories. But you don’t have to override the joy – just be mindful about what you eat at holiday gatherings. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Eat mindfully at holiday gatherings

It’s that time of year again when everywhere we turn, we’re offered creamy eggnog, savory charcuterie and sweet, melt-in-your-mouth apple pie with whipped cream.

Dr. Leslie Latterman has designed a doctor’s coat that fits a woman, with pockets and compartments better suited to a woman’s needs. (Pam Panchak/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

Doctor designs a Rx for women’s ill-fitting hospital coats

PITTSBURGH – For years, Leslie Latterman and her female medical residents at Allegheny General Hospital would have the same conversations about the boxy, clunky white coats they wore in the hospital.

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