February 26th, 2015

So let me ask you: When was your last tetanus shot? Do you remember? What is diphtheria (and who gets that anymore)? And what’s up with whooping cough? Many adults don’t remember the last tetanus vaccine they received. They also...

February 25th, 2015

With mumps spreading through the National Hockey League this season and measles making its way cross-country from Disneyland, the third member of the MMR team — the “R” in rubella — has been easy to overlook. While the symptoms and...

February 24th, 2015

The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR) is routinely given between the ages of 12-15 months of age, although we’ll give it to infants as young as six months who are traveling to measles-endemic areas of the world. (The reason...

February 23rd, 2015

  Pediatricians obviously concern themselves with protecting the “herd” by giving children immunizations against vaccine-preventable infectious diseases. But their parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, medical providers, and other adults are also a big part of the herd, so they need to...

February 22nd, 2015

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February 21st, 2015

Freefly Films – MOVE from Freefly on Vimeo: The Freefly MōVI is all about movement – take a look at this short film ‘MOVE’ to get a feel for the kind of shot that can be quickly and efficiently executed...

February 20th, 2015

The CDC is reporting that flu season has peaked nationwide. We’ve still been seeing children with influenza symptoms (high fever, runny nose, bad cough, sore throat, body aches, headaches, etc) in the office over the last few weeks, but fewer...

February 19th, 2015

Catherine Saint Louis voices alarm about Miralax, a common oral laxative made for adults but commonly prescribed to children to treat constipation: The Food and Drug Administration has raised new questions about the safety of an adult laxative routinely given...

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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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