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Responding to investors’ calls for Apple to make its devices safer for children, the company that makes the smartphones and mobile devices linked to poor school performance, sleep disruption, mood changes, and suicide risk says it is “constantly looking for ways … Continue reading

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A couple of weeks ago, two investors in Apple called on the company to pay more attention to the mental and physical health of youths using their products, especially its iPhone. Daniel Shane reports that the two investors “pointed to … Continue reading

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  Historically, influenza is a dreadful disease and this year is no exception. So far in this still-early flu season, more than 30 children in the United States have died of the flu or its complications. Globally, the World Health … Continue reading

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Grand Avenue by Mike Thompson (GoComics.com)           *** Beginning January 22, 2018, Pediatric Alliance and our pediatric colleagues from around the United States are participating in an AAP-sponsored immunization advocacy campaign on social media. Please follow … Continue reading

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The History Of Vaccines from Killer Infographics on Vimeo: From pre-vaccination techniques to emerging vaccine technology, this motion graphic tracks the trials and tribulations of one of healthcare’s greatest achievements to date.     *** Beginning January 22, 2018, Pediatric … Continue reading

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Vaccines Save Lives By Michael Petrosky, M.D., Pediatric Alliance — Wexford     Vaccines save lives and prevent lots of serious illnesses. I am fortunate enough to have been trained during the vaccine era and not have to dread going … Continue reading

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  Without question, childhood immunizations against infectious diseases are miracles of modern medicine. Vaccines alone are responsible for lower infant and child mortality rates, improved health, and longer life spans. Other factors, such as improved nutrition and access to medical … Continue reading

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Last September, Pediatric Alliance allergist Dr. Deborah Gentile reviewed updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding precautions for giving egg-allergic people influenza vaccines. “Only about 1.3% of all … 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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