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The 12-month check up is a major moment of transition.  A one year-old is no longer an infant:  he is a toddler.  You can keep calling him “baby,” but a baby he is not.  While the mothers of toddlers can … Continue reading

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Baby Blues BY JERRY SCOTT AND RICK KIRKMAN

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  “Frame of Mind” by Steven Alan

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Pediatricians Judith S. Palfrey, M.D., and Sean Palfrey, M.D. express their concerns in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine: Prevention is the core of pediatric work. We aim to protect children from all things that can harm them. Injuries … Continue reading

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and four major retailers are announcing a voluntary recall to consumers who own Nap Nanny® recliners made by Baby Matters, LLC of Berwyn, Pa. Retailers currently participating include Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com … Continue reading

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Suzanne Koven, M.D. asks some valid questions: Suppose 20 children and 6 adults died at a school in a very short time period. And suppose there were clusters of similar deaths, many of young healthy people, around the country: at … Continue reading

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Food-allergic children.  From Pediatrics: Bullying is common in food-allergic children. It is associated with lower QoL [quality of life] and distress in children and their parents. Half of the bullying cases remain unknown to parents. When parents are aware of … Continue reading

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Ken Jennings in Parade Magazine: While the child in question may well be unique, the crystalline lattices that fall from the sky sure aren’t. This adage dates back to Wilson Bentley, a turn-of-the-century Vermont man who was so fascinated by … Continue reading

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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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