April 26th, 2017

Finding a balance between granting a teenager the privacy they desire at home and remaining connected to their relationships, activities, and emotions is a challenge most parents struggle with as their children navigate the road to young adulthood. Lisa Damour says...

April 25th, 2017

April 22-29, 2017 is World Primary Immunodeficiency Week Pediatric Alliance — Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology Division       What is Primary Immunodeficiency? An immune deficiency disease can result when part of the immune system is either absent or not...

April 24th, 2017

How much does it cost to raise a child? Just for the first year of life alone, your guess is probably way off, say Elizabeth Renter and Diamond Richardson: Expectant parents, including those currently pregnant and those planning to have...

April 23rd, 2017

Mutts by Patrick McDonnell (arcamax.com/thefunnies)            

April 22nd, 2017

A Pittsburgh Spring from Zachary Smith on Vimeo: A series of time-lapses in Pittsburgh throughout Spring 2011. There is Super8 footage as well. Music: Harlan Twins – I Can’t Be Blue In Bloomfield    

April 21st, 2017

  Tomorrow, Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day. For many reasons, this year’s celebration bears special significance. The first Earth Day was in 1970 and was celebrated by tens of millions of Americans demonstrating support for protecting the environment. Later that...

April 20th, 2017

  Take a moment to look at the chart above. Let me summarize what I see from local air quality data from 2015, collected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: > For particulate matter (PM 2.5) air pollution, the Pittsburgh...

April 19th, 2017

We’ve spent a lot of time in this space over the last few years discussing human papillomavirus and its predilection for causing despair, disease, and death. Today, we’ll let Jia Naqvi describe the facts on the ground: HPV is the most...

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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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