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        Big Nate — By Lincoln Peirce — at GoComics  

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[…] DOMA undermines both the public and private significance of state-sanctioned same-sex marriages; for it tells those couples, and all the world, that their otherwise valid marriages are unworthy of federal recognition. This places same-sex couples in an unstable position of … Continue reading

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Elk Grass from awesome and modest on Vimeo. Music video for the song Elk Grass by Pete Van Leeuwen. Featuring the backup vocal stylings of Suzanna Choffel. Sound engineering by Tim Edgar.  

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By Kristen Lawrence — Pediatric Alliance, Northland Division   A quarter of a century has passed since I sat in a classroom trying 
to learn French.  However, the flame of interest in learning the 
language was never really extinguished.  Now, … Continue reading

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My good friend John Duffy, PT recently posted the following picture and comment on his blog: Hang this on your fridge and around your house….what a gruesome reminder of how much sugar is in that stuff.   Tuesday, Duffy alerted his … Continue reading

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The question of whether it is safe to eat foods — especially meats — cooked on a barbecue  grill has been the subject of controversy the last few years.  Cooking meats at high temperatures causes chemicals called HCAs (heterocyclic amines) and … Continue reading

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Paul Offit, M.D. is well known in pediatric circles for his role in the development of a very important oral vaccine that we give to babies to prevent rotavirus infection (an acute, viral gastroenteritis that can cause severe vomiting, diarrhea, … Continue reading

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“It’s not called the ‘cervical cancer prevention vaccine.’ Maybe it should be.” –Debbie Saslow, director of breast and gynecologic cancer at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta.  (USAToday)   Elizabeth Weise has the good news that should surprise no one: … 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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