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  The 2017-2018 influenza season is off to a roaring start. According to the CDC’s most recent Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report, every state in the U.S. except Hawaii is reporting widespread flu activity. (For comparison to last year at … Continue reading

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  “Seventy years ago we recognized that this was a product that was killing kids.” — Nationwide Children’s Hospital researcher Dr. Gary Smith.   Window blinds still kill children. Soon, corded blinds will be unavailable to consumers in stores and … Continue reading

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  The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wants parents to be aware of “5 Hidden Hazards in the Home”:   MAGNETS – “Small powerful magnets, if swallowed, can attract inside the body and block, twist or tear the … Continue reading

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Pickles by Brian Crane (arcamax.com/thefunnies)                

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MIND ON THE RUN: PANDAS: Strep’s Enduring Threat To The Brain Part 2     By Kristi Wees, MSc Chemistry Chief Patient Advocacy Officer Empowered Medical Advocacy         Anthony L. Kovatch, MD Pediatric Alliance — Arcadia   … Continue reading

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MIND ON THE RUN: PANDAS: Strep’s Enduring Threat To The Brain Part 1     By Kristi Wees, MSc Chemistry Chief Patient Advocacy Officer Empowered Medical Advocacy         Anthony L. Kovatch, MD Pediatric Alliance — Arcadia   … Continue reading

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Yesterday we reviewed a recent study demonstrating persisting immunogenicity, efficacy, and safety of the quadrivalent human papilloma (HPV) vaccine 10 years after completion of the shot series. Dr. Valerie A. Jones says assuredly that her daughter will receive the vaccine … 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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