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...

October 15th, 2017

Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee by John Hambrock (arcamax.com/comics)          

October 14th, 2017

Human Nature 4K from Après Visuals on Vimeo: When we came up with the concept for the Human Nature short it was very simple. We wanted to create powerful images of the natural world that would remind viewers of their...

October 13th, 2017

  Christina Heiser explores the great outdoors and discovers “why going outside is good for your mind, body and soul”: “Being outdoors is generally associated with activity, and being physically active keeps joints loose and helps with chronic pain and...

October 12th, 2017

  In its annual report released last week entitled “2016 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had some disturbing statistics: It is estimated that there are 20 million new STDs in the U.S. each year, and half...

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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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