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Researchers at the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab say that young children will eat more fruit if parents cut it up into small pieces. The same goes for older kids when their schools were provided commercial fruit slicers:     This … Continue reading

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While a recent AAP policy statement supports the practice of newborn male circumcision, it appears that the rates of the procedure in the U.S. are declining.  A study published in this month’s Mayo Clinic Proceedings demonstrates a decrease from 83% in the 1960’s to 77% … Continue reading

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The PediaBlog has previously explored postpartum depression and anxiety in mothers of newborn babies and infants.  A new study published in April’s Pediatrics looks at symptoms of depression in new fathers, which have been shown to occur at a rate … Continue reading

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Tiny Sydney from Filippo Rivetti on Vimeo: A short tilt-shift film showing the city of Sydney. Tilt-shift effect applied in post-production. Shot from Bondi Beach, Sydney Tower Eye, Pylon Lookout, Dudley Page Reserve. Thanks to the Four Seasons Hotel for … Continue reading

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More studies will be needed to turn one gold standard of treatment upside down: Untreated appendicitis can have serious consequences. But surgery may not be the only option for children with appendicitis. A research team tested whether appendicitis in children … Continue reading

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By Brian W. Donnelly, M.D., Pediatric Alliance — North Hills Division     Annie Sneed considers an enlightening perspective in BioEssays entitled “Why do the well-fed die young?” Nematode worms, fruit flies, mice and other lab animals live longer, healthier lives when … Continue reading

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Katie Sullivan Morford has some ideas on “How to Shop Smart in the Snack Aisle”: One of the most hopeful signs that perhaps change is underway in our snack food nation was the bin of fresh apples, oranges, and bananas … 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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