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...

February 9th, 2017

You’ve had a long day and so has your preschooler. Now it’s time to get dinner on the table and he is as ornery as ever. Maybe he’s hungry, you think as you reach into the ‘fridge for a piece...

September 30th, 2016

  In a fascinating article in this month’s Pediatric News, pediatrician Barbara J. Howard uses evolutionary principles to explain why “do as I say, not as I do” is not an effective parental strategy: We have not evolved that far from our...

January 28th, 2016

“When you detect (lead) in a kid … that means primary prevention has failed. And that’s what we need to be doing for lead: primary prevention. It should never reach a child.” — Flint, Michigan pediatrician, Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., M.P.H.,...

August 20th, 2015

Has your child ever lied to you? Pediatric psychiatrist Robert J. Hilt says children have the essential linguistic tools to manipulate language and lie by the age of two. By three years of age, children come to an important realization:...

August 12th, 2015

            We’ve spent our share of time on The PediaBlog discussing picky eaters. This attention is warranted because: Very few parents I see describe their children as great, or even good, eaters. Most parents, in...

March 26th, 2015

Developmental pediatrician Ruth E.K. Stein believes that child development and behavior (DB) form the foundation of pediatrics. She wonders whether or not modern, general pediatricians are “on the right track” and adequately consider DB when it comes to clinical care,...

May 27th, 2014

Pediatrician Russell Saunders asks us to imagine two children with similar behaviors and different diagnoses: Both of them are little bundles of seemingly ceaseless energy. When they come for medical appointments, both of them are constantly getting into things around...

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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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