October 19th, 2017

  If you are a news-watcher like me and you care a thing or two about breathing, then you may be forgiven if you missed the big news announced last week that the Trump Administration heaped upon the fine citizens...

October 18th, 2017

  Yesterday on The PediaBlog, we took another long looks at a pesky public health problem that just won’t go away — lead poisoning and the threat it poses to the cognitive and behavioral (brain) development of our youth. Don...

October 17th, 2017

Writer and concerned mother, Carissa Howard, is trying to get a handle on one of the nation’s, and Allegheny County’s, urgent public health crisis — lead poisoning in children: According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), today at least...

October 13th, 2017

  Christina Heiser explores the great outdoors and discovers “why going outside is good for your mind, body and soul”: “Being outdoors is generally associated with activity, and being physically active keeps joints loose and helps with chronic pain and...

September 15th, 2017

  Most of us are probably numb after watching Hurricane Irma make its category 5 approach across the Atlantic, wreaking havoc in the Caribbean (St. John and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Tortola on the British side...

July 21st, 2017

  Teenager Sydney Sauer does not fit the stereotype that many say describes her generation — “lazy, self-absorbed, and inactive in the political discussion [of climate change]”: Our country’s leaders have a problem, and it’s called apathy. There is no such...

July 17th, 2017

  Last month on The PediaBlog, we applauded declining teen birth rates reported by the American Academy of Pediatrics while also considering the reasons why the solution to this problem remains elusive: Poverty and lack of education have long been...

June 22nd, 2017

  A new study from the Environmental Defense Fund reveals disturbing findings about commercial baby foods. An analysis of data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration between 2003 and 2013 shows that baby foods are a significant source of...

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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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