November 7th, 2017

  In a must-read excerpt from her upcoming book published in September’s The Atlantic, Jean M. Twenge has a new name for the rising generation of young Americans: I call them iGen. Born between 1995 and 2012, members of this generation...

October 23rd, 2017

  This is interesting: When children spend more time in structured activities, they get worse at working toward goals, making decisions, and regulating their behavior, according to a study. Instead, kids might learn more when they have the responsibility to...

October 17th, 2017

Writer and concerned mother, Carissa Howard, is trying to get a handle on one of the nation’s, and Allegheny County’s, urgent public health crisis — lead poisoning in children: According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), today at least...

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...

July 10th, 2017

  When I was growing up, my family took a lot of road trips during summer vacations. Back in the 1960s, you had to roll the windows up and down with a hand crank, seat belts were a new feature...

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...

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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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