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A reader wonders, after reading a recent post on The PediaBlog (“Taste Buds — Food Battles”; May 23, 2013): So should we not be making the plate for our children? We should let them ask for the foods they want … Continue reading

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Unbelievable: At North Shore University Hospital on Long Island, motion sensors, like those used for burglar alarms, go off every time someone enters an intensive care room. The sensor triggers a video camera, which transmits its images halfway around the world to … Continue reading

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The Institute of Medicine has issued a series of recommendations concerning the striking lack of physical fitness of young Americans.  Nanci Hellmich summarizes the recommendations for “strengthening and improving programs and policies for physical activity and physical education in the … Continue reading

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A reader asks (via Facebook): Does anyone have any suggestions on the best age to start yogurt?  And, what kind?   The AAP’s Committee on Nutrition has the answer: Whole milk is not recommended for infants under 12 months of … Continue reading

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David Wallis compiles an impressive list of U.P.A.’s — unintentional parent abuse: When Carter Roberts was 2, he gripped a Matchbox car and, mimicking the Kung Fu Panda, whacked his mother, Sarah Rosengarten, across the face. Ms. Rosengarten, 27, wound … Continue reading

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A new Canadian study shows that children who are exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke prenatally or while they are growing up are more likely to develop physically aggressive and anti-social behaviors. Anthony Rivas explains why, according to the study’s author, … Continue reading

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Pickles — By Brian Crane   (Brian Crane — GoComics.com)

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A revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.   View more excellent videos, produced by Cmdr. Hadfield, from the I.S.S., on YouTube here.  

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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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