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Calvin and Hobbes:

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Alexander Tsiaras on YouTube:  “Conception to Birth”. Pretty amazing when you think of it!  

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U.S. health officials urged more Americans on Thursday to get vaccinated against influenza for the upcoming flu season, adding there was plenty of vaccine on hand. I’ve heard every excuse in the book and I’m not buying it.  Getting an … Continue reading

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Michelle Healy reports on an AAP policy update: Bouncing up and down on a home trampoline may look like fun, but the popular piece of backyard equipment is “intrinsically dangerous” and should be strongly discouraged, says the co-author of an … Continue reading

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Pediatricians are primary care specialists.  We spend much of the day in our offices diagnosing and treating illness:  infections and inflammations primarily; psychological as well as physical; both acute and chronic. But a greater part of our day is spent … Continue reading

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The most important intervention seems to be rapid swaddling: Physical intervention of the 5 S’s (swaddling, side/stomach position, shushing, swinging, and sucking) provided decreased pain scores on a validated pain scale and decreased crying time among 2- and 4-month-old infants … Continue reading

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With cold and flu season practically upon us,  our dear friend and colleague Dr. Ellen Wald at the University of Wisconsin presents a timely review of acute bacterial sinusitis in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine: KEY CLINICAL POINTS … Continue reading

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Salynn Boyles at WebMD provides another reason why pediatricians don’t like using antibiotics unless they are truly necessary: Overuse of antibiotics may help explain why more children are being diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In a new study, getting antibiotics, especially … 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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