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...

April 21st, 2017

  Tomorrow, Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day. For many reasons, this year’s celebration bears special significance. The first Earth Day was in 1970 and was celebrated by tens of millions of Americans demonstrating support for protecting the environment. Later that...

April 20th, 2017

  Take a moment to look at the chart above. Let me summarize what I see from local air quality data from 2015, collected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: > For particulate matter (PM 2.5) air pollution, the Pittsburgh...

March 30th, 2017

  Johanzynn Gatewood has bad news for us — and good news, too: An annual report by the Environmental Working Group found that nearly 70% of samples of 48 types of conventionally grown produce were contaminated with pesticide residues. That’s...

March 29th, 2017

More and more Americans appear to be taking an interest in the food they eat, and we’re not just talking how much it costs and how many calories are in a given item. People are asking “Where did this come...

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...

  • 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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