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Sometimes I come across an article or story that leave a strong and lasting impression — one I want to share immediately with readers of this blog. Ever since I read “This Is Your Brain On Football” by Paul Solotaroff, in … Continue reading

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Concussions in youth sports have attracted a lot of attention in recent years, and for good reason: concussions are common, impact cognition in the short term, and can have severe cognitive and behavioral consequences in the longer term. Not only … Continue reading

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A reader shares a recipe that provides loads of vitamin A and B-vitamins, vital minerals (iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium), cholesterol-reducing (and constipation-preventing) fiber, and antioxidants: My children have always been in the kitchen. They began helping me cook as soon … Continue reading

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They are small, neat, easy, and convenient — and seriously hazardous to young children’s health. In light of past studies highlighting the dangers of single-load laundry detergent pods (an estimated 17,000 children under six years old exposed to their contents … Continue reading

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One of the key diagnostic features of children with ADHD (especially those whose inattention is combined with hyperactivity) is their inability to sit still in school long enough to learn efficiently. Frequently, their fidgetiness distracts other students from learning as … Continue reading

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Elsewhere from Stefaan De Croock on Vimeo: ‘Elsewhere’ – recycled wood mural for Mechelen Muurt. The mural is placed on the side wall of an old furniture factory in Mechelen, Belgium. It’s made by piecing together discarded wooden planks, doors … Continue reading

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Part of the vital signs drill pediatricians employ during regular well-child checkups in the first two years of life is measuring a baby’s/toddler’s head circumference. The brain undergoes its greatest growth during this time, so it makes sense to track … 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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