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Prince — Starfish and Coffee (The Muppets Tonight) from Jam and Juice on YouTube.  

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“There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.” — Duke University professor and researcher Harris Cooper (salon.com)   As we near the end of the school year, a lot of parents are … Continue reading

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We begin screening for high cholesterol at the 4-year-old checkup by asking parents (usually with the help of a questionnaire) whether or not they or their close relatives have been diagnosed with high cholesterol, are taking medications to treat high cholesterol, … Continue reading

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Back in January, The PediaBlog hit the books and looked at a natural element abundant in Earth’s crust — lead (Pb) — with a known rap sheet for causing biologic harm to children. Today, another element is climbing the charts for … Continue reading

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Okay, so maybe taking her 3-week-old baby on a “Target run” wasn’t the best idea to begin with, but Shaun Dreisbach’s “bad mommy moment” was about to get worse: I started down the aisle, ticking off my list, when I realized: … Continue reading

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  By Rebecca Godlove, Pediatric Alliance — Chartiers/McMurray       Mommy Problems #1: The Guilt Awakens   Each time I see an article, photo, or comment praising the near-magical wonders of breastfeeding, I cringe. It’s not because I disagree … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal by Zach Weinersmith (GoComics.com)                                                      

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“The Old New World” from seccovan on Vimeo: “The Old New World” is a Photo-based animation project. It’s a travel back in time with a little steampunk time machine. The main part of this video was made with Camera projection … 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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