November 13th, 2017

CASE STUDY   Name: Juan Valdez Simpson Nickname: “Dez” Age: 10 Race: Undetermined Chief Complaint: “My leg hurts”       History of Present Illness: Scraped left knee sliding into second base on Tuesday. “Yer Out!” Cleaned with peroxide at...

October 20th, 2017

  While former Vice-President Al Gore brought his 3-day Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps Training to Pittsburgh this week, Julian Routh provided a climate forecast of warm, wet, and miserable for the region: Pittsburgh is 400 miles inland from the...

October 19th, 2017

  If you are a news-watcher like me and you care a thing or two about breathing, then you may be forgiven if you missed the big news announced last week that the Trump Administration heaped upon the fine citizens...

October 18th, 2017

  Yesterday on The PediaBlog, we took another long looks at a pesky public health problem that just won’t go away — lead poisoning and the threat it poses to the cognitive and behavioral (brain) development of our youth. Don...

September 15th, 2017

  Most of us are probably numb after watching Hurricane Irma make its category 5 approach across the Atlantic, wreaking havoc in the Caribbean (St. John and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Tortola on the British side...

September 3rd, 2017

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July 23rd, 2017

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson (GoComics.com)           Young people see what’s happening to their planet. Why don’t their parents and grandparents? Read more about that on Friday’s PediaBlog here.    

July 21st, 2017

  Teenager Sydney Sauer does not fit the stereotype that many say describes her generation — “lazy, self-absorbed, and inactive in the political discussion [of climate change]”: Our country’s leaders have a problem, and it’s called apathy. There is no such...

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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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