July 22nd, 2014

Courtney Schmidt reflects on the fact that words matter, and that what we say to our kids can leave an indelible mark: As a parent, my words to and about my child will probably be one of the single most...

July 21st, 2014

Elisabeth Rosenthal reports on the rising costs of vaccines, and the challenges pediatricians face in immunizing a nation of susceptible children:     There is little that Dr. Lindsay Irvin has not done for the children’s vaccines in her office...

July 20th, 2014

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson                    

July 19th, 2014

Shaped by Time from Enrique Pacheco on Vimeo: “Shaped by Time” is a time-lapse film that explore the power of nature trough the erosion of the different landscapes shown on the film. During thousands of years, the wind, the eruptions,...

July 18th, 2014

Pediatricians Susan D. Swick and Michael S. Jellinek are concerned about the unintended consequences of electronic communication among adolescents, who are prone to intense emotional and impulsive behaviors: Technology and social media now occupy a central place in the lives of...

July 17th, 2014

A few years ago the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned parents against using over-the-counter liquid or gel benzocaine for their babies’ teething pain. This topical anesthetic — the active ingredient in Anbesol, Orajel, and (at that time) Baby Orajel...

July 16th, 2014

The AAP sees the pros and cons of electronic cigarettes, but mostly the cons: A rugged actor with a prematurely lined face and raspy voice expounds on the virtues of regaining our freedom. A flaxen-haired actress waxes poetic on the...

July 15th, 2014

Medical student Armaan Rowther explains why college students — especially those undertaking the pre-medical curriculum — need to take more liberal arts courses: 1. The liberal arts teach you the power of words and language, which are the basis for...

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    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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