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  A new study from the Environmental Defense Fund reveals disturbing findings about commercial baby foods. An analysis of data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration between 2003 and 2013 shows that baby foods are a significant source of … Continue reading

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  Last year on The PediaBlog, we noted the following encouraging trends in teen behavior, even using the words “responsible” and “teenagers” in the same sentence: Tobacco and alcohol use. Both at historic low levels. (Smoking tobacco remains the leading … Continue reading

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  By Dr. Tony Kovatch (Arcadia):        “Isn’t life strange      A turn of the page      Can read like before      Can we ask for more?      Each day passes by      How hard man will try … Continue reading

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Despite aggressive attempts to raise awareness and prompt meaningful action on curbing the overweight/obesity epidemic in the United States — by pediatricians (and this blog) and other health providers and their medical societies, public health and policy advocates, government agencies … Continue reading

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Thatababy by Paul Trap (GoComics.com)           Happy Father’s Day!  

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  A group of American and Russian researchers asked 4,000 U.S. seventh- and eighth-graders and their parents about lying and alcohol consumption. Not surprisingly, families in which parent-child trust was lacking or absent had greater tendencies for teenagers to lie … Continue reading

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Declining teen pregnancy rates have been noticed and applauded here before on The PediaBlog. Still, as we discovered nearly two years ago, not all the news is good: The bad news? The U.S. continues to lead all industrialized western nations in the … 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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