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Two reports about autism came out last week.  The first was a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that demonstrated anatomic changes — “patches of disorganization” — in the brain’s neocortex in children with autism.  The study’s author … Continue reading

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AMAZING Street Juggler POV Style (GoPro First Person) from Hello Europe on YouTube.    

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Today we continue our look at the “Things Physicians and Patients Should Question.” Yesterday we examined ten talking points for pediatricians and patients to consider as various medical treatments are discussed. Here are what some other medical specialty organizations are … Continue reading

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In order to nuture a meaningful two-way doctor-patient conversation about which treatments are appropriate and necessary for specific medical conditions (and which are not), the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation teamed with national medical specialty organizations (like the AAP), Consumer … Continue reading

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In a new study published last week in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers found that the use of electronic media of any type in children were associated with problems in family and personal well-being measures:     Television viewing on weekdays or … Continue reading

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This past Saturday was a pretty important day for a large segment of the world’s population.  Aside from promoting life-sustaining clean water and sanitation projects throughout the developing world, World Water Day 2014 is the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s … Continue reading

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Last year, The PediaBlog highlighted a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that the number of emergency room visits from the use of highly caffeinated energy beverages more than doubled between 2007 and 2011 (from … 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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