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In a 2011 policy statement regarding “SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Deaths,” the American Academy of Pediatrics expanded their recommendations to make a baby’s sleep environment safer by removing bumper pads from cribs: Because there is no evidence that bumper pads or … Continue reading

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Cow and Boy by Mark Leiknes (news.yahoo.com/comics)            

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Android: Friends Furever from Android on YouTube, I know this is a commercial but really, it’s so sweet!  

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On Monday, we learned that the number of teenagers smoking cigarettes is declining. That good news is tempered by statistics that find that delivering tobacco’s principle psychoactive ingredient in other ways is becoming more popular than ever. A new report from the AAP, … Continue reading

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Adam@Home by Rob Harrell (GoComics.com)                      

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What are you planning to do with that turkey carcass tomorrow night? Assuming that your Thanksgiving turkey is well-seasoned before roasting, all you’ll need is water, some cut up vegetables, leftover turkey meat, and some cooked noodles to make an amazing … Continue reading

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The American Academy of Pediatrics spent a good deal of ink in its journal Pediatrics this month tackling the important public health issue of childhood exposure to tobacco. What’s already known about direct (smoking) and indirect (secondhand and thirdhand) tobacco exposure … Continue reading

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“I absolutely loved it, but it’s not that f***ing cool when I’m dying from a smoking-related illness and my kid is, like, devastated.” — Adele, featured in Rolling Stone, Nov. 3, 2015.   American teenagers appear to be getting Adele’s … 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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