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The Duplex by Glenn McCoy (GoComics.com)         Have you ever wondered what that fast food burger was really made of? Or whether the nuggets your kids crave are really chicken? Do you prefer restaurants that are committed to … Continue reading

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Aside from a short list of chronic metabolic illnesses and medications, the reason why people weigh more than they should is simple: We eat more calories than we burn. (The reverse is true for people who are underweight.) Last week we … Continue reading

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Do astronauts need to get flu shots too? Marina Koren knows one who does: Wait, why does someone need a flu shot in space? Astronauts can indeed get sick in space, but that’s not why Scott Kelly got the seasonal … Continue reading

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Rising China from Drew Geraci on Vimeo: Our first trip to China was an eye opener. The sights, the sounds, the smells, all new to us. We traveled more than 10,000 miles to end up in the remote city of … Continue reading

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Yesterday, I was privileged to speak to White House officials in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about the EPA’s proposal to improve the standard for ground-level ozone. The invitation for this opportunity … Continue reading

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No one can argue that diseases like malaria and HIV are scourges; combined, they kill approximately 2.8 million people on this planet every year. If only we could see air pollution, which causes even more premature deaths, in the same … Continue reading

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Here’s a quick look at two studies which highlight the value of children playing outside. The first study concludes what really should be obvious: Children between the ages of 3-5 with no access to outdoor play areas, parks, or gardens … 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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