January 30th, 2015

Because Duffy wants to know (and so do the readers on his blog!): 2 interesting stories in the news recently regarding adolescent health. One notes a crappy diet could be leading to more kidney stone formation….stones that are the same size...

January 29th, 2015

By Deborah Rotenstein, M.D., Pediatric Alliance — Endocrinology Division       Having a child with diabetes is costly in terms of food, medical care, education, and medications. In addition to emotional demands, other types of costs include lost time...

January 28th, 2015

Last week on her blog, Carrie Cariello posted a wonderful essay entitled “I Know What Causes Autism.”  Here’s an excerpt: You can see my dilemma. If I start running around declaring autism an epidemic and screeching about how we need...

January 27th, 2015

  Understanding the role of the microbiome in health and disease is the new frontier in medicine.  The fact that there are 10 times more bacteria in our bodies than our own cells (with 100 times more bacterial DNA than...

January 26th, 2015

  We are stardust, we are golden We are billion year old carbon And we got to get ourselves back to the garden — “Woodstock” by Joni Mitchell   Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson might agree with that 1960’s lyric: “The atoms...

January 25th, 2015

Bliss by Harry Bliss (azcentral.com)                          

January 24th, 2015

Gigapixels of Andromeda [4K] from daveachuk on YouTube: Super-high resolution image of Andromeda from Hubble (NASA/ESA).    

January 23rd, 2015

As measles outbreaks go, this one started out as small potatoes.  Investigators currently believe this one started with an infected visitor to California’s Disneyland over the December holidays. One infected person exposing (probably unknowingly) other vulnerable people in a crowded place,...

  • 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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