November 20th, 2018

  Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report on changing trends in deaths from firearms in major U.S. metropolitan areas in it’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR): Recently, firearm homicide rates in large metro...

November 19th, 2018

  In 2012, the AAP revised its policy statement on “Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk”: The American Academy of Pediatrics reaffirms its recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for about 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are...

November 18th, 2018

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November 17th, 2018

Hedgehog from GOBELINS pro on Vimeo: A little boy speaks about hedgehogs all the time to everybody.    

November 16th, 2018

*This post originally appeared on The PediaBlog on November 16, 2017.   World Antibiotic Awareness Week     This week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week. The focus of this year’s campaign, just like in years past, is to recognize the...

November 15th, 2018

  Chances are most time-outs in your house aren’t nearly as serene as this picture of a toddler staring serenely at the wall in the corner of the room. Let’s be clear: administering a time-out is serious business. Even when...

November 14th, 2018

  One thing we learned this week in the AAP’s updated policy statement, “Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children,” is that spanking and tongue lashings from parents don’t work. In fact, they often backfire and lead to more aggressive and...

November 13th, 2018

Yesterday, we began looking at the AAP’s updated policy statement on “Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children,” and were clued in to what works and, just as importantly, what doesn’t: The AAP recommends that adults caring for children use healthy...


    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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