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“It is imperative that educators consider the potential risk of bullying for both students with and without disabilities,” the researchers wrote. “Bullying has been shown to decrease learning outcomes for the students who are being bullied. This finding is particularly … Continue reading

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From the opinion pages of the New York Times: So here’s the short of it: At least a subset of autism — perhaps one-third, and very likely more — looks like a type of inflammatory disease. And it begins in … Continue reading

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The Washington Post reports: The nation’s most influential pediatricians group says the health benefits of circumcision in newborn boys outweigh any risks and insurance companies should pay for it. In its latest policy statement on circumcision, a procedure that has … Continue reading

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The CDC reports that smoking rates among high school and middle school students has decreased over the last 15 years.  This is very good news, except that tobacco use is still very high in this age group.  From the L.A. … Continue reading

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As kids are heading back to school, David Beasley from Reuters reports: Most U.S. kindergartners received the recommended vaccines for measles and other preventable diseases during the 2011-12 school year, but local clusters of unvaccinated children still pose a health … Continue reading

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Without a doubt, fever is a major cause of concern for parents.  Pediatricians, not so much.  Parents frequently ask: “When should I worry?”  “How high can I let the fever go before I go to the emergency room?” Hopefully, the … Continue reading

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While it is well known that vitamin D plays a crucial role in proper mineralization of bone (and preventing rickets in children and osteoporosis in adults), its importance in promoting healthy immune function has only recently been appreciated.  Now a … 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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