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Obesity specialist Dr. Yoni Freedhoff has a “Halloween Survival Guide for Parents” on his blog Weighty Matters: The fact is food’s not simply fuel, and like it or not, Halloween and candy are part of the very fabric of North American … Continue reading

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Here is a “where were you when you heard the news” moment in human history: The announcement was made at the University of Michigan, exactly 10 years to the day after the death of President Roosevelt. Five hundred people, including … Continue reading

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There is a small but stubborn percentage of children in the United States who are not immunized.  The choice to immunize is not theirs to make. Rather, it’s the parents of these kids who refuse to protect them from very real … Continue reading

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Last week I was interviewed for an article that appeared in the Observer-Reporter about parents who opt out of vaccines for their children.  The reporter asked me if I was seeing a trend of vaccine delay or refusal — as has … Continue reading

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Don’t let the recent mild weather fool you: cold and flu season are upon us.  The flu  vaccine is one effective and safe way to prevent getting the awful illness that is influenza. No one makes you get a flu vaccine. … Continue reading

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Sounds of Paragliding from shams on Vimeo: Théo de Blic welcomes you to a unique experience: The Sounds of Paragliding. Listen to nature’s harmony while the young pilot rhythms the melody with aerobatic paragliding.    

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  The situation portrayed above may not be as bad as it seems. Multiple studies have shown just how important the traditional family dinner is.  A small study published in Pediatrics found that most family meals were relatively short (as short as 20 … 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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