March 26th, 2015

Developmental pediatrician Ruth E.K. Stein believes that child development and behavior (DB) form the foundation of pediatrics. She wonders whether or not modern, general pediatricians are “on the right track” and adequately consider DB when it comes to clinical care,...

March 25th, 2015

The PediaBlog has recognized the problems caused by eating and drinking empty calories, especially those in sugar-sweetened beverages. We’ve seen how added sugars, especially in sodas and fruit-flavored beverages, result in children with higher body mass indexes and obesity and tooth...

March 24th, 2015

  Is this good news for working families and their children? Definitely. Is this happening now because there is an election in 20 months? Probably. Does the law stand any chance — any chance at all — of passing both houses...

March 23rd, 2015

Have you ever seen anything like this?: Earlier this week, a father in the city of Mathura was caught strapping his 8-year old daughter to a motorcycle after she refused to attend school to take her assessment. Tied with a...

March 22nd, 2015

The Bent Pinky by Scott Metzger (GoComics.com)                                

March 21st, 2015

emulsifier from raumkunstraum on Vimeo: ‘emulsifier’ is a hand painted glass sculpture by Thomas Medicus. The anamorphic object is made out of 160 glass strips.    

March 20th, 2015

[Q:] What do you call a veterinarian that can only take care of one species? [A:] A physician.   UCLA cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz says people doctors can learn a lot from other, often furry, animals. She’s written a book, Zoobiquity: The Astonishing...

March 19th, 2015

A big pet peeve of mine has recently resurfaced in my neighborhood. After the recent winter thaw and snow melt, I’ve been noticing piles upon piles of dog poop on my neighbors’ lawns. Poop from big dogs and poop from...

  • 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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