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Carl Sagan — The Cosmic Calendar (Cosmos) from Patrick Mylund Nielsen on YouTube: In this excerpt from the first episode of his TV series Cosmos, Carl Sagan imagines how the history of the universe would look if set against a … Continue reading

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Never had such a good time in my life before I’d like to have it one time more One good ride from start to end I’d like to take that ride again Again — “Might As Well”: Words by Robert … Continue reading

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Researchers from Harvard Medical School proposed the question: Do patient outcomes differ between those treated by male and female physicians?   From prior studies, this much is known: Studies have found differences in practice patterns between male and female physicians, … Continue reading

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The holiday season is a busy time of year for emergency departments. It’s a common time for slips, falls, and other accidents (see last Thursday’s PediaBlog “Have A Safe Holiday”), injuries, and illnesses. In this region, parainfluenza virus (croup) is finally being nudged … Continue reading

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A day in the life of the City of Pittsburgh on December 15, 2016, as reported yesterday by Rich Lord in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Four emergency responses to overdoses from opioids in Pittsburgh; four more in the adjacent, but much smaller city of … Continue reading

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Two interesting medical studies published in 2016 involve one of our favorite subjects: chocolate! Coming in at number one in Medical News Today’s “Most Popular News Articles for 2016” are the results of a study published in the British Journal of … Continue reading

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A (Little) London Christmas – A Tilt Shift Timelapse from Media Hog Productions on Vimeo: From Christmas markets to ice skating and fair rides, it almost seems like London turns into a giant Christmas playground filled with bright lights, loud … 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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