July 10th, 2017

  When I was growing up, my family took a lot of road trips during summer vacations. Back in the 1960s, you had to roll the windows up and down with a hand crank, seat belts were a new feature...

June 5th, 2017

  For those who are celebrating the graduation of a son or daughter this spring, the commencement ceremony is an emotional event. While joy leads the list of feelings experienced by parents who watch their children accept a diploma from their...

May 25th, 2017

  A recent study illuminates the importance of adequate sleep quality and duration in preschool children’s daily life functions. Dennis Thompson reviewed the study which involved more than a thousand children: Preschoolers who get too little sleep may be more...

January 20th, 2017

Yesterday on The PediaBlog, we compared and contrasted Individual Educational Programs (IEPs) and 504 plans which are available for public schoolchildren with a wide variety of disabilities, including learning differences, medical problems, physical handicaps, mental illnesses, and others. Attention deficit...

January 19th, 2017

How is your child doing in school? Is he a good learner? Is she getting her classwork and homework completed efficiently, leaving some spare time to pursue other talents and interests? Do they enjoy learning, not just in school but also in their...

December 20th, 2016

If you are looking for last-minute children’s gifts for the holidays, you can’t go wrong with books. Book reviewer Siera Wilson says “2016 has been an amazing year for children’s books”: From youngest to eldest, fiction and nonfiction, when it...

November 11th, 2016

  An updated policy statement from the AAP’s Council on Communications and Media seeks to clarify its advice on the use of electronic media by children and their families. Previously it was recommended that children under 2 years of age...

August 12th, 2016

  We’ve spent the past week on The PediaBlog discussing the ways high school students can dominate the process of college admissions and achieve their goal of being accepted to the college or university of their choice. Hopefully you have been...


    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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