April 14th, 2017

One thing that pediatricians are certain of is the earlier a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be made, the sooner a child can begin receiving life-changing therapies. An early diagnosis also helps parents deal with the immense challenges...

March 21st, 2017

In the nucleus of every cell in our bodies lies the genetic blueprint of who we are. Every single cell has the identical 23 pairs of genetic material called chromosomes with half of each pair inherited from each parent. One out of...

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...

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...

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...

September 14th, 2016

There are plenty of reasons why families eat few meals together and more meals away from home, and most of them come down to convenience. Kids have to eat before/after a practice, game, or other activity; mom or dad stay late at the...

August 22nd, 2016

My 3 1/2-year-old son is just as interested in “girl” toys as he is “boy” toys. He loves the color pink and recently had me buy him a tutu and a dress. I, within reason (without spoiling him, etc) allow...

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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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