June 19th, 2017

Despite aggressive attempts to raise awareness and prompt meaningful action on curbing the overweight/obesity epidemic in the United States — by pediatricians (and this blog) and other health providers and their medical societies, public health and policy advocates, government agencies...

June 18th, 2017

Thatababy by Paul Trap (GoComics.com)           Happy Father’s Day!  

June 17th, 2017

Father’s Day from First Baptist Carrollton on Vimeo.  

June 16th, 2017

  A group of American and Russian researchers asked 4,000 U.S. seventh- and eighth-graders and their parents about lying and alcohol consumption. Not surprisingly, families in which parent-child trust was lacking or absent had greater tendencies for teenagers to lie...

June 15th, 2017

Declining teen pregnancy rates have been noticed and applauded here before on The PediaBlog. Still, as we discovered nearly two years ago, not all the news is good: The bad news? The U.S. continues to lead all industrialized western nations in the...

June 14th, 2017

Last November, we reviewed the A,B,Cs of safe infant sleep environments (Alone, on the Back, in a Crib) and considered new guidelines in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ updated policy statement on protecting babies from SIDS and other sleep-related deaths:...

June 13th, 2017

How many family members can you fit in one hotel room, perhaps on the way to a beach vacation? Many families who travel together have discovered the simplicity and convenience of traveling with portable air mattresses for their kids to...

June 12th, 2017

Baldo by Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos (GoComics.com)   After a long school year, the library may be the last place your child wants to spend time in this summer. Parents should keep in mind that allowing your child...

  • MEET THE EDITOR

    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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