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North Hills Monthly

In This Issue January 2021

Dec 31, 2020 08:24PM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Passavant is continuing to expand its care and technology for patients in the north, as well as advancing specialized cardiovascular care and programs, closer to home.

In-class learning at Shady Side Academy

Local Teachers, Districts Find Ways to Cope During COVID

Teaching ranks near the top of the list when it comes to occupations fraught with challenges brought on by the COVID pandemic. Read More » 


Reading Ready Pittsburgh Provides Access to Books at an Early Age

Reading Ready Pittsburgh Provides Access to Books at an Early Age

In her work as a school psychologist, Mary Denison, PhD, recognized that early childhood literacy was an important component to future success in school. Read More » 


North Allegheny Senior High forensics team

High School Forensics Teams Excel in Speech and Debate

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped two local high school forensic teams from attaining top tournament rankings. Read More » 


SWSG Mentorship Program Empowers Women Girls to Dream and Do

SWSG Mentorship Program Empowers Women, Girls to Dream and Do

Like many local nonprofits, Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG) overcame obstacles in 2020 to adapt to the challenges of a global pandemic. Read More » 


Long-lasting Natural-looking Implants Give People Reason to Smile

Long-lasting, Natural-looking Implants Give People Reason to Smile

Missing a tooth or wearing uncomfortable dentures can make a person self-conscious; so much so that they avoid smiling, or they cover their mouths when they speak. Read More » 


UPMC Passavant with campuses in McCandless pictured here and Cranberry has been serving the northern communities for over 50 years

A Vision for Expanded, World-Class Cardiovascular Care

UPMC Passavant, with campuses in McCandless and Cranberry, has been serving the northern communities for over 50 years. Read More » 


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It’s All About the Kids: Child Life Services at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Early in her career, a parent of a critically ill child in the hospital told Stephanie Colaberardino, “As a mom, I stop breathing for a few seconds every time there’s a knock on the hospi... Read More » 


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Boutique Fitness Studios Offer Unique Options for Getting in Shape

The holidays are over and the new year is upon us. You’ve made resolutions to start working out more, but where to begin? Do you want to focus on strength? Cardio? Core? Read More » 


Start the New Year Right with these Fitness Apps

Start the New Year Right with these Fitness Apps

Let’s face it. Even before COVID ravaged our world and forced us to pig out on comfort foods, losing weight consistently appeared at the top of New Year’s resolution lists. Read More » 


Mediation Less Expensive More Positive Way of Solving Disputes

Mediation Less Expensive, More Positive Way of Solving Disputes

Not all legal disputes need to end up in court. Sometimes, parties opt for mediation, a procedure in which an impartial third party assists the parties in reaching a mutually satisfying r... Read More » 


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From Passion to Profit: Local Artisans Turn Entrepreneurs

A lot of people love to craft, and many of them even dream about doing it for a living. There are a lot of plusses to starting an artisan business, but there are many challenges as well. Read More » 


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Unique Shopping, Charming Atmosphere Part of Aspinwall’s Attractions

Located 10 minutes north of downtown Pittsburgh, Aspinwall packs a lot of amenities into its 243 acres. Read More »