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Johnny Birdsong was 14 years old when his dad finally let him out on the river on his own. The Alumacraft with the 2.5 hp Yamaha outboard wasn’t much, but it was just enough for three generations of Birdsongs (Johnny, … Continue reading

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When counseling parents on the importance of fruits and vegetables in the diet, I’ll often tell kids that they can eat all of “Mother Nature’s Candy” they want.  After reading the September 17th post (“Taste Buds: Lunch And Snacks”), a … Continue reading

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By Sarah Kohl, M.D., Pediatric Alliance — Chartiers/McMurray Division Why are children and teens traveling abroad more susceptible to rabies? Should you worry about rabies if you travel abroad with children or adolescents?  Yes. For a variety of reasons, children … Continue reading

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In the end, it really didn’t matter where this gentle man’s last breath was taken.  After all, for his family, his close friends, his dear colleagues, countless patients (all now adults), and all who knew him well, it was understood that his … Continue reading

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  By Brian W. Donnelly, M.D., Pediatric Alliance — North Hills Division     When artificial sweeteners were first introduced, many overweight people were delighted. It meant being able to have the same (or similar) sweetness while consuming fewer (or … Continue reading

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  A mother brings her completely immunized 8-year-old child into your office for his annual checkup and influenza vaccine. When you offer to give a flu vaccine to the mother as well, she declines. Which of the following reservations about … 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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