February 14th, 2016

Real Life Adventures by Gary Wise and Lance Aldrich (GoComics.com)                    

February 13th, 2016

Joey Alexander – My Favorite Things (Behind The Scenes) from motemamusic on YouTube: Joey Alexander, an extraordinary and uniquely gifted pianist from Bali, marks his recording debut with the release of ‘My Favorite Things’. The album finds Alexander playing everything...

February 12th, 2016

The transition from middle school to high school is one of the hardest times boys and girls go through in their formative years. Fourteen and fifteen year-olds developing a strong sense of self amidst their peers while their changing bodies...

February 11th, 2016

  Last November, The PediaBlog examined an American Academy of Pediatrics report concluding that any consumption of alcohol during pregnancy is ill-advised. The reason is summed up in the report’s first sentence: Prenatal exposure to alcohol can damage the developing fetus and is the leading preventable...

February 10th, 2016

Overweight and obesity isn’t simply a number on a scale or a point on a growth curve. It also consists of changes in body chemistry, metabolism, physics (pressure and gravity), and anatomy. Yesterday, we glanced at a new report in Pediatrics which highlights physical exam...

February 9th, 2016

Approximately one-third of American children are either overweight or obese. (The percentage is higher in adults.) We’ve explored the reasons that lead to this troubling statistic many times previously on The PediaBlog. We’ve also discovered simple ways parents can change their children’s diets and...

February 8th, 2016

    By Joy Drass, M.D., F.A.A.P., Pediatric Alliance — Bloomfield   Zika Virus: What Expectant Moms Want to Know   Zika virus has been a hot topic in the news recently, most notably for its potential to cause harm...

February 7th, 2016

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson (G0Comics.com)            

  • MEET THE EDITOR

    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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