April 24th, 2015

Most children and adults I know prefer the intranasal, aerosolized form of the influenza vaccine (FluMist) over the old-fashioned injectable kind because… well… it doesn’t hurt! And it works great, too! Kids like it so much, I often hear: “I wish all...

April 23rd, 2015

How to Prepare for Study Abroad By Sarah Kohl, M.D., Pediatric Alliance — Chartiers/McMurray Division     “Guess what Mom…I’m going to Brazil!” Your daughter (or son) gushes with excitement as she recounts how she was chosen for a 2-month...

April 22nd, 2015

Terri Otteni, Clinical Care Coordinator at Pediatric Alliance’s Northland Division, informs us of the The Woodlands — a non-profit organization in Wexford, PA that caters to children, teens, and even adults with special needs: I never realized we had such an incredible...

April 21st, 2015

Are you a “helicopter parent” or a “free-range parent?” I’d like to believe that most parents fall somewhere in between these two extremes: We’re interested and invested in seeing our kids succeed and be safe in life, yet we also...

April 20th, 2015

Today is 4/20, so it might be a good time to alert parents of a danger explored previously on The PediaBlog: New York state authorities have issued a health alert following a dramatic spike in hospital visits for synthetic marijuana-related...

April 20th, 2015

  John Rosemond sees the rise of child and teen mental health and behavior problems as alarming trends over the last 50 years. Mounting a “retro-revolution in parenting philosophy and practice,” he says, is the solution to failed parental leadership: In 1970,...

April 19th, 2015

Thatababy by Paul Trap (GoComics.com)              

April 18th, 2015

Getting Lost from ikea elorrieta on Vimeo: This is somewhere in East Java where I had the opportunity to get lost for a few days with the great European surfers Tiago Pires and Aritz Aranburu during their break in the...

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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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