December 13th, 2017

  Yesterday we observed that global obesity rates have been soaring over the past 40 years. In the United States, the statistics are extremely worrisome to physicians and other public health experts. Last year, according to the Centers for Disease...

December 12th, 2017

  Marked changes in food choices, portions sizes, consumption patterns, and eating behaviors have lead to a ten-fold spike in obesity rates worldwide over the past 40 years, according to Stephany Nebehay: “Over 40 years we have gone from about...

November 17th, 2017

  As World Antibiotic Awareness Week comes to a close, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention addresses the global public health threat of antimicrobial resistance as an American problem, too: U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual one-week observance...

November 16th, 2017

  This week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week. The focus of this year’s campaign, just like in years past, is to recognize the global public health threat of antibiotic resistance — a threat, the World Health Organization reminds us, that...

September 27th, 2017

  Amid the controversy and cacophony surrounding the United Nations General Assembly meeting last week came very good news indeed: Infant and maternal tetanus has been officially eliminated in the Americas! The announcement from the Pan American Health Organization highlighted...

June 19th, 2017

Despite aggressive attempts to raise awareness and prompt meaningful action on curbing the overweight/obesity epidemic in the United States — by pediatricians (and this blog) and other health providers and their medical societies, public health and policy advocates, government agencies...

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...

October 14th, 2016

I’ve been a smoker all my life. I was born and raised in a part of New Jersey that didn’t reflect the motto, “The Garden State.” My mom smoked cigarettes before and after I was delivered; my dad smoked a pipe...

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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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