Our goal is to keep you informed, not only about what’s going on at North Hills Hospital, but also about the latest news and trends that affect your health and your family. Here’s a few of our favorites from this week:

11 Tips for Newbie Runners

We’ve got a lot of runners at North Hills, but everybody has to start somewhere. A few years back, I signed up for a half marathon even though I couldn’t even run a mile. I would have loved to have had advice like this to get me started – go check it out. My favorite? Go for distance instead of time – it’ll help you get over the hump (and the frustration of having to walk) during those first few runs.


Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?

There’s a lot of talk about standardized tests in our area lately – including a big story by the Star-Telegram over the weekend ranking school districts’ test scores around the hospital. This article, about worriers vs. warriors, offers great insight on how to help your kids overcome worry – and it includes some tips that we adults can use as well.


What to do/say when a friend experiences loss (infant loss/miscarriage)

This is such a hard topic, but one filled with good advice to tuck away until your friend, coworker or loved one needs you. This article is sensitive and comforting.


The 20 Best Foods to Eat for Breakfast

This quick read will give you 20 new ideas for great breakfast foods. If you’re like me and you’re so rushed in the morning that you’re lucky to grab something to eat on the road, here’s some quick and easy breakfast foods to start your day off right.


Bethe Wright is the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at North Hills Hospital, a wife, and a first-time mom-to-be this summer.