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Sabrina Tavernise gives us a reason to celebrate: Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a stunning 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade, the first broad decline in an epidemic that often leads … Continue reading

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This reader is upset: It is with great disappointment that I respond to the PediaBlog titled “Running Out of Excuses”. It is upsetting that a member of my pediatrician’s practice would write such a piece regarding vaccinations. I am absolutely … Continue reading

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The list of medications known to be harmful to a fetus when taken by an expectant mother may have added another, writes Alice Park: acetaminophen: In a study published in JAMA Pediatrics, an international group of researchers led by Dr. Jorn … Continue reading

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Here is more information regarding the case of measles identified in the Pittsburgh area last week: On February 19, 2014, the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) was notified of a measles case in a fully vaccinated (two doses in childhood) … Continue reading

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Recent guidelines covering the diagnosis and treatment of ear infections — the most common secondary bacterial infection occurring with or following a viral upper respiratory infection, or cold — have been reviewed previously on The PediaBlog and summarized this way:   … Continue reading

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Time lapse location series: Pittsburgh from Tim Long on Vimeo: I’ve always had this amazement for watching time pass, and how we choose to pass it as a society. With that, I decided to take a beautiful city and encourage … Continue reading

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From our telephone triage staff this morning: Did you see this? We may have measles in Pittsburgh. Already had 2 calls from worried moms.   Kaitlynn Riely explains: The Allegheny County Health Department announced today that a case of measles  has … 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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