November 9th, 2016

  The sunny and warm mornings we’ve had recently haven’t been wasted for those out for a walk, jog, or bike ride on the area’s trails and streets. A brisk walk on the lovely Montour Trail recently revealed people of...

September 16th, 2016

  Yesterday on The PediaBlog, we saw that the number of concussions occurring in youth soccer players has risen dramatically over the last 25 years. In a study published this summer in Pediatrics, researchers demonstrated just how common sports- and recreation-related concussions...

September 15th, 2016

  With more than 44 million American children 18 years old and under participating in youth sports, the number of injuries these young athletes suffer shouldn’t be surprising. Soccer is one sport that has gained in popularity in the U.S....

December 18th, 2015

“We are born with a certain number of neurons. We can only lose them; we cannot create new neurons to replenish old or dying ones.” — Dr. Bennet Omalu, “Don’t Let Kids Play Football”, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 11, 2015.  ...

July 30th, 2015

Concussions in youth sports have attracted a lot of attention in recent years, and for good reason: concussions are common, impact cognition in the short term, and can have severe cognitive and behavioral consequences in the longer term. Not only...

January 19th, 2015

Emergency department visits due to sports-related head injuries in children have increased 60% over the past 10 years.  In high school athletes, concussions account for more than 10% of all sports-related injuries.  A generation ago, physicians, parents, and coaches under-appreciated symptoms...

December 19th, 2014

James Bukes fears legal liabilities stemming from permanent injuries and even deaths will mean the end of high school and college football: Between 1990 and 2010, scholastic and collegiate football fatalities averaged 12.2 per year. The most common causes of death...

September 16th, 2014

By Leslie Soloshatz, M.D., Pediatric Alliance — Arcadia Division       School and sports are back in session, and both parents and their children should be aware of various sports injuries that can occur, such as concussions. Concussions occur...

  • MEET THE EDITOR

    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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