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  Three years ago on The PediaBlog, we considered how cool it would be if one day our flu vaccines could be delivered by mail to our homes, where we could self-administer it with no pain or mess at all. … Continue reading

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  Physical therapist and friend-of-the-blog, John Duffy, spends a large part of his days treating our pediatric patients who have suffered sports injuries. Specialization — playing one sport 12 months a year, every year — is hurting kids more than … Continue reading

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  This question comes from one of our telephone triage nurses at Pediatric Alliance — Northland: I have been receiving multiple calls from parents who are concerned with “dry drowning”. I spoke with one of our physicians here about the … Continue reading

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  Last month, Pediatric Alliance held a ticket contest to see the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s sensory-friendly performance of “Music of Flight and Fantasy.” Writes the mother of one of our lucky winners: We had so much FUN. I teared up … Continue reading

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  The United States Senate last week revealed their blueprint for fixing health care in America. The “Better Care Reconciliation Act,” as the bill is named, is expected to be voted on later this week. People who work in the … Continue reading

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Chasing the Wind from Andrew Batista on Vimeo: “The proper function of man is to live, not exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them, I shall use my time.” Jack London Chasing The Wind is … Continue reading

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  Injuries from guns are the third leading cause of death in children ages 1-17 in the United States. (Unintentional accidents such as motor vehicle accidents and drowning come in first; childhood cancers are second.) Using data from three national … 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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