September 26th, 2017

Is this Round 3 or 4? Is it “Repeal and Replace”, or is it “Reform”? I can’t remember anymore. Once again, the American healthcare system is under attack by opponents of the Affordable Care Act, and once again, the new...

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...

July 14th, 2017

Dear intern, It will be the best of times, and it will be the worst of times. But what a special time this will be…   Internal medicine resident Muthu Alagappan is only a year or two removed from his...

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...

April 18th, 2017

Did we really need a study to find this out? MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — American children without dental insurance are far less likely to receive necessary care for their teeth than kids with coverage, a new survey...

January 16th, 2017

Exposure to lead and its health consequences in children attracted a lot of attention from The PediaBlog in 2016. Nine separate posts, including a week-long series in January (beginning with a chemistry lesson here), uncovered an old scourge up to new...

December 29th, 2016

Researchers from Harvard Medical School proposed the question: Do patient outcomes differ between those treated by male and female physicians?   From prior studies, this much is known: Studies have found differences in practice patterns between male and female physicians,...

December 28th, 2016

The holiday season is a busy time of year for emergency departments. It’s a common time for slips, falls, and other accidents (see last Thursday’s PediaBlog “Have A Safe Holiday”), injuries, and illnesses. In this region, parainfluenza virus (croup) is finally being nudged...

  • 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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