July 27th, 2017

  Take a moment to study the map of Allegheny County (PA) above. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh measured air samples throughout the county in 2014, looking for “hot spots” of particulate matter (PM2.5), a common form of...

July 26th, 2017

All-inclusive resorts are popular destinations for young people — particularly college students on Spring Break — and young families eager to vacation in tropical locations. With lodging, food, and beverages all paid for up front, it seems like a rather...

July 25th, 2017

  A new study from the Pediatric Bone and Joint Clinic at Penn State College of Medicine — Hershey confirms what pediatricians have known for some time: All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are dangerous machines for children to be riding on. Lisa Rapaport...

July 24th, 2017

  A European study recently confirmed that hereditary plays a principle role in the development of acne. Writing in this month’s Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, the researchers found a threefold greater incidence of acne in...

July 23rd, 2017

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson (GoComics.com)           Young people see what’s happening to their planet. Why don’t their parents and grandparents? Read more about that on Friday’s PediaBlog here.    

July 22nd, 2017

A Single Life from Job, Joris & Marieke on Vimeo: In this Oscar-nominated short, a mysterious vinyl record suddenly allows Pia to travel through time.    

July 21st, 2017

  Teenager Sydney Sauer does not fit the stereotype that many say describes her generation — “lazy, self-absorbed, and inactive in the political discussion [of climate change]”: Our country’s leaders have a problem, and it’s called apathy. There is no such...

July 20th, 2017

Myopia (also known as near-sightedness or short-sightedness) is the most common eye problem in humans, affecting about a quarter of the global population. Myopia is a refractive error of vision: As light passes through the cornea and lens, images form...

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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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