April 8th, 2019

  We have addressed the many ways in which excess sugar consumption impacts health many times before on The PediaBlog. We know that eating and drinking too much sugar increases the risks in children AND adults for the complications of overweight...

December 14th, 2018

*This post originally appeared on The PediaBlog on December 14, 2012.   TVs In The Bedroom     Are you shocked? A television in the bedroom raises a child’s risk for obesity, a new study suggests.   Previous studies have...

July 27th, 2018

*This post originally appeared on The PediaBlog on July 27, 2016.   Damage Starts Early     On Monday, we looked at data pointing to positive improvements in several areas of pediatric health in the United States over the past...

July 20th, 2018

*This post originally appeared on The PediaBlog on July 20, 2015.   Obesity: Plan “A” Isn’t Working   We spent last week on The PediaBlog discussing the need — the urgency — for finding ways to prevent overweight and obesity...

April 25th, 2018

  Regular readers will find it unsurprising that The PediaBlog loves food, especially breakfast: You’ve heard it before:  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For your children, it gets their “motors” (and their bowels) going and provides energy...

December 14th, 2017

  We’ve been looking at the worsening childhood obesity epidemic from a global and national perspective over the past few days on The PediaBlog. Many of the solutions we considered yesterday have already been tried, reminds The Atlantic’s Olga Khazan: We’ve tried...

December 13th, 2017

  Yesterday we observed that global obesity rates have been soaring over the past 40 years. In the United States, the statistics are extremely worrisome to physicians and other public health experts. Last year, according to the Centers for Disease...

December 12th, 2017

  Marked changes in food choices, portions sizes, consumption patterns, and eating behaviors have lead to a ten-fold spike in obesity rates worldwide over the past 40 years, according to Stephany Nebehay: “Over 40 years we have gone from about...

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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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