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By making a few changes in a school lunchroom, researchers have found that students can make healthier food choices if these foods are conveniently and attractively displayed: In the lunchroom, changes were implemented to improve the convenience and attractiveness of … Continue reading

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A mother responds to the February 7th PediaBlog post on young children being picky eaters: My son is 12 and I’m still fighting this battle. Same strategies for a child this old?   There are two types of picky eaters. … Continue reading

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The debate has begun at Duke University — and I’m sure at other institutions of higher education — to limit, or even ban, the use of laptops by students in the classroom: The educational benefits of banning laptops would be … Continue reading

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Meet the physicians at Pediatric Alliance!  Anthony Kovatch, M.D., F.A.A.P. – Pediatric Alliance – Arcadia Division — (9 years)   Birthplace:  Hazelton, PA Education:  St. Peter’s Prep School/ University of Pennsylvania – B.A., Biochemistry/ Hahnemann Medical College – M.D. Training:  … Continue reading

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(Submitted by ECK — Winter in Paradise — 12/08/09)   Please welcome a new addition to The PediaBlog!  “Light Of The Day” is an invitation to our patients and families to submit photos, artwork, poetry, short stories, songs, videos, and … Continue reading

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It is not abnormal for an infant, toddler or preschool child to get a half-dozen or more viral, upper respiratory illnesses (URI’s or colds) each year.  That number varies according to whether — and for how long — the baby … Continue reading

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  By Joan Avolio,  R.D., L.D.N.   Many parents want to know, “Should I give my child a vitamin supplement?” Good question, and finding an answer can be confusing. Do a web search and you will find numerous articles that … 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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