August 4th, 2017

By Michael Petrosky, M.D., F.A.A.P., Pediatric Alliance — Wexford   Autism: Eyes Point Internally     Even with all the advancements in medical science and knowledge gained on autism recently, the cause remains elusive. A recent study published in Nature sheds...

May 26th, 2017

Pondering how best to care for the young patient sitting before her in clinic who was failing to thrive, pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris considered mounds of research linking health disparities with socioeconomic status and race: If you are poor and African-American or Latino,...

May 25th, 2017

  A recent study illuminates the importance of adequate sleep quality and duration in preschool children’s daily life functions. Dennis Thompson reviewed the study which involved more than a thousand children: Preschoolers who get too little sleep may be more...

May 22nd, 2017

Late last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics reacted to a report issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that a specific blood test for evaluating lead levels in children was...

March 3rd, 2017

Yesterday, we reported on the press conference held in Downtown Pittsburgh on Tuesday afternoon regarding efforts to protect Pittsburgh’s children from drinking lead-contaminated water. While I was able to give my remarks to the row of reporters standing behind television cameras...

February 21st, 2017

A study published online last week in Nature searches for clues regarding how early and dramatically changes in brain development occur in children with autism: Brain enlargement has been observed in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but the timing of this phenomenon, and the...

January 16th, 2017

Exposure to lead and its health consequences in children attracted a lot of attention from The PediaBlog in 2016. Nine separate posts, including a week-long series in January (beginning with a chemistry lesson here), uncovered an old scourge up to new...

January 4th, 2017

Last summer we debunked the myth of the “foggy mommy brain” during and after pregnancy by looking at a study that actually showed improved brain memory, efficiency, and productivity in new mothers following labor and delivery. The researchers found anatomic changes...

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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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