September 27th, 2016

Just because something is “natural” doesn’t make it better. In fact there are many naturally-occurring substances that are deadly to humans: cobra venom, arsenic, and some viruses and bacteria for which we immunize children against. In the March 2016 issue of...

September 26th, 2016

  By now you may have heard that influenza virus has made an early appearance in our region of the country. The flu more often than not arrives here in late October or early November and peaks from December-through-March. However, the arrival and peak...

September 25th, 2016

Real Life Adventures by Gary Wise and Lance Aldrich (GoComics.com)                    

September 24th, 2016

Johanna Under The Ice — NOWNESS from NOWNESS on Vimeo: Finnish freediver Johanna Nordblad holds the world record for a 50-meter dive under ice. She discovered her love for the sport through cold-water treatment while recovering from a downhill biking...

September 23rd, 2016

  You know how it goes. You’re about to put a delicious bite of food into your mouth when it suddenly slips out of your fingers and goes “splatt” on the floor. Do you pick it up and throw it away?...

September 22nd, 2016

  Concern might be a reasonable reaction if you saw the headline recently that read “Brain Cancer Now Deadliest For U.S. Children.” In fact, the CDC reported last week that the number of deaths from pediatric brain tumors has increased in...

September 21st, 2016

  Even though the American Academy of Pediatrics urges pediatricians to ask parents about the presence of firearms in the home and counsel them regarding firearm safety, we learned yesterday that while the majority of parents would appear to welcome...

September 20th, 2016

  Today we are going to talk about a subject that is controversial but shouldn’t be. Let’s start with some facts I think we all can agree on. This comes from a new study about firearm safety in the United States by...

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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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