July 28th, 2016

  Yesterday on The PediaBlog, we decided that it would be simpler and more effective to prevent the development of overweight and obesity early in childhood and adolescence rather than be forced to treat it later on. Roni Caryn Rabin found...

July 27th, 2016

  On Monday, we looked at data pointing to positive improvements in several areas of pediatric health in the United States over the past 20 years: Teen pregnancies down. Fewer kids binge drinking. Fewer kids smoking (the lowest level ever...

July 26th, 2016

  A recent policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics begins this way: Almost half of young children in the United States live in poverty or near poverty.   Stop and think about that for a minute. That is...

July 25th, 2016

  Back in May, The PediaBlog asked readers to consider a series of questions comparing today’s world with a time not so long ago: Are you better off today than you were yesterday? Are you doing better this year than...

July 24th, 2016

Baby Blues by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott (comics.azcentral.com)            

July 23rd, 2016

Into The Atmosphere from Michael Shainblum on Vimeo: “Into The Atmosphere,” is my tribute to the state of California and the beautiful deserts, mountains and coastlines that exist there. This video showcases a variety of national/state parks as well as...

July 22nd, 2016

This week, the American Medical Association (AMA) released a long-awaited study that confirms what pediatricians, pulmonologists, and parents have been worried about for some time: the risk of developing asthma and needing asthma treatments is directly correlated to proximity to...

July 21st, 2016

Dr. Martin F. Shapiro was able to help grant his dying patient’s final wish to return to his native country. Shortly after taking off on the long flight, an ethical dilemma arose for the internist: About 30 minutes into the flight,...

  • 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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