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...

December 20th, 2016

If you are looking for last-minute children’s gifts for the holidays, you can’t go wrong with books. Book reviewer Siera Wilson says “2016 has been an amazing year for children’s books”: From youngest to eldest, fiction and nonfiction, when it...

July 12th, 2016

  “Most existing lead standards fail to protect children. They provide only an illusion of safety… “Instead we need to expand the funding and technical guidance for local and state governments to remove lead hazards from children’s homes, and we...

July 11th, 2016

  Last January, we were stunned as we watched the city of Flint, Michigan, and the rest of the nation, react to the poisoning of its youth from lead leaching into the drinking water. In a five-part series on The...

May 31st, 2016

  By Brian W. Donnelly, M.D., I.B.C.L.C., Pediatric Alliance — North Hills     Mo Costandi sheds light on fascinating new research looking at the relationship between intestinal bacteria and the brain: Far from being silent partners that merely help...

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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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