February 21st, 2019

  MIND ON THE RUN With A Natural High By Anthony Kovatch, MD Pediatric Alliance — Arcadia   Musical accompaniment:  “Natural High” by  Bloodstone.   “Death is the mother of beauty. Only the perishable can be beautiful, which is why...

February 20th, 2019

  Dr. Lili has produced a terrific 22-minute video that every parent needs to watch. On her excellent blog, My Pocket Pediatrician, Dr. Lili discusses gun safety while remaining apolitical and staying in her lane as a mom, a pediatrician,...

February 19th, 2019

  A quick look at the statistics on gun violence in America from a recent study by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) in November, might cause...

February 18th, 2019

Sudden fevers, itchy skin eruptions, scraped knees and banged heads are just some of the situations parents must be ready to manage at the most unexpected moments. Mom and pediatrician, Dr. Jamie Friedman, suggests that parents and caregivers stay prepared...

February 17th, 2019

Hi and Lois by Robert “Chance” Brown, Brian Walker and Greg Walker (arcamax.com/thefunnies)          

February 16th, 2019

SOUTH POLE/NIGHT IN ANTARCTICA from Martin Heck/Timestorm Films on Vimeo: The South Pole is one of the coldest, driest and harshest places on earth. The Aurora Australis can be seen together with the core of the milkyway only here in...

February 15th, 2019

*This post originally appeared on The PediaBlog on February 15, 2013:   The Persistent Cough   An important study published in the Annals of Family Medicine attempts to answer this question:  “How long does a cough last?” Sally Kalson gives it...

February 14th, 2019

  Nurdles   Yesterday on The PediaBlog, we learned that plastic is a petrochemical product, derived from a hydrocarbon called ethane, which is present in crude oil and natural gas. (Note to my friends and neighbors: It is ethane, not...

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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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