August 21st, 2014

A reader asks: Do you have any advice on getting toddlers to brush their teeth? My son (2yrs) only likes to suck on the toothbrush and fights me brushing his teeth. I got him a toothbrush that sings and he...

August 20th, 2014

We used to call them “baby bottle cavities” or “nursing caries.” Today, severe decay and tooth destruction in children less than five years old goes by the name of “early childhood caries.”  In the AAP’s A Pediatric Guide to Children’s...

August 19th, 2014

Yesterday, we touched on early childhood caries (ECC) exacerbated by sugary and acidic beverages adults commonly offer to young children.  We’ll return to the ways ECC can be prevented tomorrow.  Today, we look at what’s normal for the primary (baby)...

August 18th, 2014

The PediaBlog has previously examined the negative health consequences of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB), particularly their impact on obesity.  But we’ve also documented the effects of SSB’s on tooth decay.  Robert Preidt reviews a new study which provides more evidence that water should be our...

August 17th, 2014

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August 16th, 2014

Classic Sesame Street — Robin Williams gives Elmo a stick from sawing14s on YouTube.    

August 15th, 2014

Franklin and Marshall College President Daniel R. Porterfield has some advice for students about to enter their freshman year of college: If you attend college determined to make learning and growth your priority, if you regularly take the risk to...

August 14th, 2014

Pediatrician Clay Jones describes the rituals preformed by medical staff in the newborn nursery: When a baby is born, there are a number of rituals that parents and medical professionals take part in. Some are largely ceremonial, more rites of...


    Ned Ketyer, M.D.

    Ned Ketyer, M.D.

    Dr. Ketyer has special interests in developmental pediatrics and preventative medicine, specifically how nutrition and the environment affect health. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. He completed his residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

    As one of the founding physicians of Pediatric Alliance, PC, Dr. Ketyer served as its president from 1997-2004. He has been practicing general pediatrics at Pediatric Alliance since 1990. Dr. Ketyer and his wife have three boys and live in Pittsburgh's South Hills. 

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