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  Yesterday, we began looking at the failed “solutions” to the growing global obesity epidemic. In the same way that shaming a smoker into stopping that nasty habit is likely not going to work, so too is the shaming of … Continue reading

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  We’ve been looking at the worsening childhood obesity epidemic from a global and national perspective over the past few days on The PediaBlog. Many of the solutions we considered yesterday have already been tried, reminds The Atlantic’s Olga Khazan: We’ve tried … Continue reading

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  Yesterday we observed that global obesity rates have been soaring over the past 40 years. In the United States, the statistics are extremely worrisome to physicians and other public health experts. Last year, according to the Centers for Disease … Continue reading

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  Marked changes in food choices, portions sizes, consumption patterns, and eating behaviors have lead to a ten-fold spike in obesity rates worldwide over the past 40 years, according to Stephany Nebehay: “Over 40 years we have gone from about … Continue reading

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  There are just 4 days left to enter Pediatric Alliance’s annual ticket contest to see Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s sensory-friendly performance of The Nutcracker at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Pittsburgh on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Here … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Home by Gary Markstein and Anthony Rubino, Jr (arcamax.com/thefunnies)            

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NYC Layer-Lapse from Julian Tryba on Vimeo: Traditional time-lapses are constrained by the idea that there is a single universal clock. In the spirit of Einstein’s relativity theory, layer-lapses assign distinct clocks to any number of objects or regions in … Continue reading

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Picky Eating: Defining Boundaries, Laying the Foundation By Jennifer Yoon RDN/LDN, Pediatric Alliance — St. Clair     The reported statistics for percentages of children who may be defined as “Picky Eaters” is all over the map. Websites and articles quote … 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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