October 23rd, 2017

  This is interesting: When children spend more time in structured activities, they get worse at working toward goals, making decisions, and regulating their behavior, according to a study. Instead, kids might learn more when they have the responsibility to...

October 22nd, 2017

Free Range by Bill Whitehead (arcamax.com/comics)                            

October 21st, 2017

Over Your Skin from Rus Khasanov on Vimeo: 3 years after the release of my experimental video «Warm-Up»(vimeo.com/92839404), I decided to make a sequel. I was fascinated by the view of the paint flowing down the skin. Under the macro...

October 20th, 2017

  While former Vice-President Al Gore brought his 3-day Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps Training to Pittsburgh this week, Julian Routh provided a climate forecast of warm, wet, and miserable for the region: Pittsburgh is 400 miles inland from the...

October 19th, 2017

  If you are a news-watcher like me and you care a thing or two about breathing, then you may be forgiven if you missed the big news announced last week that the Trump Administration heaped upon the fine citizens...

October 18th, 2017

  Yesterday on The PediaBlog, we took another long looks at a pesky public health problem that just won’t go away — lead poisoning and the threat it poses to the cognitive and behavioral (brain) development of our youth. Don...

October 17th, 2017

Writer and concerned mother, Carissa Howard, is trying to get a handle on one of the nation’s, and Allegheny County’s, urgent public health crisis — lead poisoning in children: According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), today at least...

October 16th, 2017

  As hard as pediatricians and other healthcare professionals try to support the public health imperative of immunizing the population against influenza each year, we are apparently not trying hard enough. The percentage of Americans receiving flu vaccines hasn’t budged...

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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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