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  “Fatbergs” —  huge, dense, impenetrable masses of food, grease, and wet wipes — are clogging up city sewer systems in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Matt Flegenheimer describes New York City’s experience with these “superknots”: The … Continue reading

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You’ve probably heard of ocean vortexes of trash (mostly plastic), or “garbage patches,” created by currents carrying floating debris around the world. A new study, published last month in Science, estimates that 19.4 BILLION pounds (8.8 million metric tons) of plastic … Continue reading

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The Buckets by Greg Cravens (news.yahoo.com/comics)                

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Baxter from Ty Coyle on Vimeo: Baxter is my senior thesis film produced at The Savannah College of Art and Design. Baxter the raccoon makes his way into Granny’s Sweet Shop, but upon entering he gets so obsessed with the … Continue reading

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Perhaps you’ve heard that there is a shortage of primary care physicians in the United States. In a country where only 25% of medical education graduates with M.D. and D.O. degrees enter primary care (75% become specialists, usually focusing on one … Continue reading

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Developmental pediatrician Ruth E.K. Stein believes that child development and behavior (DB) form the foundation of pediatrics. She wonders whether or not modern, general pediatricians are “on the right track” and adequately consider DB when it comes to clinical care, … Continue reading

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The PediaBlog has recognized the problems caused by eating and drinking empty calories, especially those in sugar-sweetened beverages. We’ve seen how added sugars, especially in sodas and fruit-flavored beverages, result in children with higher body mass indexes and obesity and tooth … Continue reading

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  Is this good news for working families and their children? Definitely. Is this happening now because there is an election in 20 months? Probably. Does the law stand any chance — any chance at all — of passing both houses … 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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