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...

June 9th, 2017

“For in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children’s futures, and we are all mortal.” — John F. Kennedy, Commencement Address at...

May 22nd, 2017

Late last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics reacted to a report issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that a specific blood test for evaluating lead levels in children was...

May 12th, 2017

  Last month, I made an assertion that Americans should be debating what to do about climate change rather than the elementary facts proving its reality. One reader isn’t buying it: I find this article to be more of the “speakers will get up and...

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...

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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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