November 3rd, 2017

  I never played organized football. My parents — dad was a greatly respected doctor; mom, a greatly respected (at least by my brother and me) and effective full-time mom, part-time writer, and all-time provocateur — said, every time the...

October 6th, 2017

  Yesterday on The PediaBlog, we looked at two studies describing the long-term impact of concussions suffered during youth and wondered aloud whether some parents were having second thoughts for allowing their sons to play organized tackle football. If the...

October 5th, 2017

  A few recently published clinical reports about the long-term impact of concussions in youth probably have parents who allow their sons to play football feeling a bit queasy with second thoughts. For example, one small and limited study from...

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 31st, 2015

Sometimes I come across an article or story that leave a strong and lasting impression — one I want to share immediately with readers of this blog. Ever since I read “This Is Your Brain On Football” by Paul Solotaroff, in...

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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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