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  For this upcoming Super Bowl weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a message for all sports fans: Protect your hearing! Everyday sounds typically do not damage your hearing. However, many people participate in activities that produce … Continue reading

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  As part of a new 5-year strategic global health plan, the World Health Organization recently issued its list of top 10 health threats to children and adults around the world. More could surely be added to the list — … Continue reading

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  Last Friday, the governor of Washington declared a public health emergency for that state because of an outbreak of an extremely contagious and potentially life-threatening disease. The reason for the outbreak is entirely predictable, reports the AP: The number … Continue reading

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  When I was around five or six years old, I had chickenpox. The rash started right after my older brother’s illness had resolved and he had returned to school. His case was relatively mild, according to Ketyer Family folklore, … Continue reading

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Baby Blues by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott (arcamax.com/thefunnies)              

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“I’ve learned you are never too small to make a difference.”   (Connect4Climate on YouTube)  

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*This post originally appeared on The PediaBlog on January 25, 2016:   Pb     Its atomic number is 82 on the periodic table. Pb — Plumbum in Latin. Lead is a heavy metal that is present deep within Earth’s … Continue reading

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  Sunny days Sweeping the clouds away On my way to where the air is sweet Can you tell me how to get How to get to Sesame Street? Come and play Everything’s a-okay Friendly neighbors there That’s where we … 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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