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First, scientists fingered a common enterovirus as the cause of an emerging, still-rare, and frightening childhood illness called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). Now, says Maggie Fox, they aren’t so sure after all: Disease detectives say they’re still stumped by what causes … Continue reading

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A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition recommends that parents avoid giving their infants fruit juices for the first year of life. Juices have a high sugar content while lacking the fiber that whole fruit … Continue reading

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  “Two Soldiers” — A traditional song from the American Civil War performed by Jerry Garcia and David Grisman. He was just a blue-eyed Boston boy His voice was low with pain I’ll do your bidding comrade mine If I … Continue reading

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Dustin by Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker (arcamax.com/thefunnies)            

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Fourtified from Rocky Mountain Bicycles on Vimeo: The four horsemen. 4x4s. Four leafed clovers. Four letter words. Fourtified. Wade Simmons, Rémi Gauvin, Vaea Verbeeck, and Carson Storch take their new Altitudes to the four corners of the earth.    

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Pondering how best to care for the young patient sitting before her in clinic who was failing to thrive, pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris considered mounds of research linking health disparities with socioeconomic status and race: If you are poor and African-American or Latino, … Continue reading

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  A recent study illuminates the importance of adequate sleep quality and duration in preschool children’s daily life functions. Dennis Thompson reviewed the study which involved more than a thousand children: Preschoolers who get too little sleep may be more … Continue reading

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Fidget spinners are all the rage right now. Originally marketed to kids with ADHD, autism,  anxiety, and other “fidgeters,” it seems like everyone has one or wants one, including adults. Rex Huppke sees them everywhere: For the few unfamiliar with … 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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