April 28th, 2017

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 29, in cities and towns across the nation and around the world, people of various colors and religions, ages and genders, social and economic strata, and ideologic and political affiliations will gather together to call for urgent and aggressive...

March 10th, 2017

  We’ve spent the last two days finding ways to communicate the complex science and the environmental and human consequences of climate change using pictures worth a thousand words while speaking only 10. Yesterday’s post left off with a hopeful message: There are...

March 9th, 2017

  “Keep it simple!” says the pediatrician advising parents about starting infant feeding, taming sibling rivalries, or addressing unwanted behaviors. Sometimes you can say more by speaking less, which is why I’ve always believed in the saying, “A picture is worth a...

March 8th, 2017

Part of my reasons for starting The PediaBlog four-and-a-half years ago was to create an accessible forum to better communicate pediatric issues that affect children, their parents, and the wider community. Now that I’ve retired from the daily practice of direct...

December 8th, 2016

  We are livin’ in a land down under Where women glow and men plunder Can’t you, can’t you hear the thunder? Then I run then I take cover — Men At Work – Land Down Under   For the...

October 21st, 2016

  Will 2016 mark the year that the human species, uniquely equipped with a prefrontal cerebral cortex, empathy, and opposable thumbs, finally grasps the fundamental reason behind the existential threat posed by global warming and climate change (Because CO2)? Will...

October 19th, 2016

  Astronomer Phil Plait has been updating the same post on his fabulous blog Bad Astronomy for the last year: October. November. December. January. February. March. April. May. June. July. And now August. For the sixthseventheighthninth10th 11th month in a...

October 18th, 2016

Last December, the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in France and yielded the Paris Agreement. In April of this year, representatives from 174 countries signed the agreement at the U.N. in New York. Two weeks ago, the...

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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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