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  As hard as pediatricians and other healthcare professionals try to support the public health imperative of immunizing the population against influenza each year, we are apparently not trying hard enough. The percentage of Americans receiving flu vaccines hasn’t budged … Continue reading

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Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee by John Hambrock (arcamax.com/comics)          

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Human Nature 4K from Après Visuals on Vimeo: When we came up with the concept for the Human Nature short it was very simple. We wanted to create powerful images of the natural world that would remind viewers of their … Continue reading

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  Christina Heiser explores the great outdoors and discovers “why going outside is good for your mind, body and soul”: “Being outdoors is generally associated with activity, and being physically active keeps joints loose and helps with chronic pain and … Continue reading

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  In its annual report released last week entitled “2016 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had some disturbing statistics: It is estimated that there are 20 million new STDs in the U.S. each year, and half … Continue reading

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report in August (coinciding with “Contact Lens Health Week” August 21-25) warning contact lens wearers of the risks of not following healthy wear and care practices. Teenagers were a particular target … Continue reading

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Bone is one of the most metabolically active tissues in the body. Calcium and other minerals are constantly being laid down — and later, borrowed — for the body’s essential functions. Constructing a strong and healthy skeleton requires  consistently providing … Continue reading

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Imagine a day when instead of hauling a backpack full of textbooks, notebooks, pens, pencils, and lunches to-and-from school, your student will carry only a computer tablet that holds all of the aforementioned paraphernalia, minus the lunch. Until that day … 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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