June 9th, 2017

“For in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children’s futures, and we are all mortal.” — John F. Kennedy, Commencement Address at...

June 2nd, 2017

Calling “antibiotic-resistant microbes, climate change and chronic diseases ‘three slow-motion disasters’ shaping the global health landscape,” writers Scott Weathers, Sophie Hermanns, and Mark Bittman take on a major threat to public health and the environment: factory farms. They begin their argument...

May 12th, 2017

  Last month, I made an assertion that Americans should be debating what to do about climate change rather than the elementary facts proving its reality. One reader isn’t buying it: I find this article to be more of the “speakers will get up and...

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...

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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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