August 30th, 2016

Two weeks ago we celebrated Breastfeeding Awareness Month by considering breast milk as life-saving medicine rather than simply an infant nutrition option. We found one way that might be effective in increasing the number of mothers who successfully initiate and continue...

August 29th, 2016

  Last year in the United States, more than 3.6 million EpiPen prescriptions were written by physicians as the antidote for their patients’ severe allergic reactions. This year, people are finding the cost of this life-saving medication too much to...

August 28th, 2016

For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston (comics.azcentral.com)                                

August 27th, 2016

The Klarälven River from Studiocanoe on Vimeo: Travelling down the Klarälven River in Sweden, for one week, on a log raft. If you enjoy wild camping you have a responsibility to leave the wilderness as pristine as you found it. Please...

August 26th, 2016

  While the rest of us seem to be fixated on the top of the ticket in this November’s election (it’s important to remember that there are other races to consider), the American Academy of Pediatrics is sticking to the...

August 25th, 2016

Apparently pediatricians and other providers of obstetric and neonatal care need to be clearer in our advice about safe infant sleep environments. Karina Shedrofsky looks at a new study from Penn State, published this month in Pediatrics, and says our words...

August 24th, 2016

  Sports drinks have become ubiquitous beverage options for people of all ages over the last couple of decades. Originally designed for the elite athlete market, sports drinks, alongside of sodas, have become big business, according to Casey Siedenberg: Powerade and...

August 23rd, 2016

  It is well known that a backyard trampoline is not the safest piece of equipment for children to play on. While injuries on trampolines in the pediatric population abound, especially this time of year, researchers have identified what pediatricians worry is “an emerging...

  • 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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