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  Regular readers of The PediaBlog recognize sugar as the principle villain in the overweight/obesity epidemic happening in the United States and abroad. Sugar is also the chief culprit contributing to pediatric tooth decay. In fact, some researchers go so far as to … Continue reading

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Two weeks ago we celebrated Breastfeeding Awareness Month by considering breast milk as life-saving medicine rather than simply an infant nutrition option. We found one way that might be effective in increasing the number of mothers who successfully initiate and continue … Continue reading

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  Last year in the United States, more than 3.6 million EpiPen prescriptions were written by physicians as the antidote for their patients’ severe allergic reactions. This year, people are finding the cost of this life-saving medication too much to … Continue reading

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The Klarälven River from Studiocanoe on Vimeo: Travelling down the Klarälven River in Sweden, for one week, on a log raft. If you enjoy wild camping you have a responsibility to leave the wilderness as pristine as you found it. Please … Continue reading

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  While the rest of us seem to be fixated on the top of the ticket in this November’s election (it’s important to remember that there are other races to consider), the American Academy of Pediatrics is sticking to the … Continue reading

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Apparently pediatricians and other providers of obstetric and neonatal care need to be clearer in our advice about safe infant sleep environments. Karina Shedrofsky looks at a new study from Penn State, published this month in Pediatrics, and says our words … Continue reading

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  Sports drinks have become ubiquitous beverage options for people of all ages over the last couple of decades. Originally designed for the elite athlete market, sports drinks, alongside of sodas, have become big business, according to Casey Siedenberg: Powerade and … 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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