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The Present from Jacob Frey on Vimeo: After a very successful festival circuit, running on over 180 film festivals and winning more than 50 awards, we’ve decided that it’s finally time to share “The Present” with the rest of the … Continue reading

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Yesterday, we identified lead-based paint as the primary source of exposure to lead in children, occurring in and around homes, child care centers, and schools built before 1978. Today, we will finish our week-long series on the public health risks and … Continue reading

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“When you detect (lead) in a kid … that means primary prevention has failed. And that’s what we need to be doing for lead: primary prevention. It should never reach a child.” — Flint, Michigan pediatrician, Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., M.P.H., … Continue reading

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“Our children should not have to be worried about the water they’re drinking in American cities. That’s not something that we should accept.” — President Barack Obama, January 21, 2016 (CNN)   “Nobody listened to the mom, to the activist, … Continue reading

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With all that’s going on with one city’s population being poisoned by lead (read tomorrow’s post on The PediaBlog to learn more about events in Flint, Michigan), Jill Daly asked our own Dr. Joe Aracri to weigh in on his experience with … Continue reading

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Yesterday on The PediaBlog, we discussed where lead comes from and how it gets into the air, water, and soil, and thus, into us. All of us alive today should be grateful that powerful people in high places understood the … Continue reading

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  Its atomic number is 82 on the periodic table. Pb — Plumbum in Latin. Lead is a heavy metal that is present deep within Earth’s crust. Because of its abundance, ease of extraction, and physical properties, lead has been … 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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