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  In a fascinating article in this month’s Pediatric News, pediatrician Barbara J. Howard uses evolutionary principles to explain why “do as I say, not as I do” is not an effective parental strategy: We have not evolved that far from our … Continue reading

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  This year I did something I always wanted to do: I planted a garden in my backyard. It’s nothing fancy — just a small raised bed growing peppers and zucchini, a planter for big tomatoes, and a small container … Continue reading

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  A new study published in Pediatrics this month warns parents on the hazards of laser pointers in children. Maureen Salamon says children have greater access to laser lights and pointers now than ever before and they can cause serious eye … Continue reading

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Just because something is “natural” doesn’t make it better. In fact there are many naturally-occurring substances that are deadly to humans: cobra venom, arsenic, and some viruses and bacteria for which we immunize children against. In the March 2016 issue of … Continue reading

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  By now you may have heard that influenza virus has made an early appearance in our region of the country. The flu more often than not arrives here in late October or early November and peaks from December-through-March. However, the arrival and peak … Continue reading

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Johanna Under The Ice — NOWNESS from NOWNESS on Vimeo: Finnish freediver Johanna Nordblad holds the world record for a 50-meter dive under ice. She discovered her love for the sport through cold-water treatment while recovering from a downhill biking … Continue reading

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  You know how it goes. You’re about to put a delicious bite of food into your mouth when it suddenly slips out of your fingers and goes “splatt” on the floor. Do you pick it up and throw it away? … 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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