June 27th, 2017

  Last month, Pediatric Alliance held a ticket contest to see the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s sensory-friendly performance of “Music of Flight and Fantasy.” Writes the mother of one of our lucky winners: We had so much FUN. I teared up...

June 26th, 2017

  The United States Senate last week revealed their blueprint for fixing health care in America. The “Better Care Reconciliation Act,” as the bill is named, is expected to be voted on later this week. People who work in the...

June 25th, 2017

The Bent Pinky by Scott Metzger (GoComics.com)  

June 24th, 2017

Chasing the Wind from Andrew Batista on Vimeo: “The proper function of man is to live, not exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them, I shall use my time.” Jack London Chasing The Wind is...

June 23rd, 2017

  Injuries from guns are the third leading cause of death in children ages 1-17 in the United States. (Unintentional accidents such as motor vehicle accidents and drowning come in first; childhood cancers are second.) Using data from three national...

June 22nd, 2017

  A new study from the Environmental Defense Fund reveals disturbing findings about commercial baby foods. An analysis of data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration between 2003 and 2013 shows that baby foods are a significant source of...

June 21st, 2017

  Last year on The PediaBlog, we noted the following encouraging trends in teen behavior, even using the words “responsible” and “teenagers” in the same sentence: Tobacco and alcohol use. Both at historic low levels. (Smoking tobacco remains the leading...

June 20th, 2017

  By Dr. Tony Kovatch (Arcadia):        “Isn’t life strange      A turn of the page      Can read like before      Can we ask for more?      Each day passes by      How hard man will try...

  • 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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