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Good news can be so unkind When it’s everything you have to leave behind I’m lookin’ forward to lookin’ back On this day — Over The Rhine, “Looking Forward”   A study from the Commonwealth Fund should serve as the benchmark for … Continue reading

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The Bent Pinky by Scott Metzger (GoComics.com)                            

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NAT GEO WILD HD (LIVING MUSIC ACTION) 2012 on YouTube.   (Back Pat: Christine Rezac)  

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  My Story: Special Delivery — Early Edition  By Rebecca Godlove, Pediatric Alliance, Chartiers/McMurray Division   “You’re not going back to work.  You’re going to the hospital.” My doctor returned to the room with my test results.  Only a few … Continue reading

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Previously on The PediaBlog we’ve looked at how environmental toxins are affecting the health of our children (as well as ourselves) — especially on their developing brains.  We’ve reviewed evidence of air pollution causing cardiovascular disease (heart attacks and strokes), … Continue reading

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A new study from Spain provides more evidence that physical fitness in children is directly related to improved academic performance in school. Published in the Journal of Pediatrics last week, researchers looked at three factors of fitness: cardiorespiratory capacity (the efficiency of blood … Continue reading

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Yesterday on The PediaBlog, we examined chikungunya — a mosquito-borne viral infection previously endemic to India, Southeast Asia, parts of Africa, and now recently, the islands of the Caribbean. While the disease is seldom deadly, mosquitos are known to transmit other … Continue reading

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  I was sitting on this Caribbean beach last week drinking a piña colada and checking my email when I came across this story from Letitia Stein: A painful, mosquito-borne viral illness has surfaced across the United States, carried by … 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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