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...

September 8th, 2016

Mental health diagnoses are common in children. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, symptoms of disorders such as depression, anxiety, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia typically get their start in childhood: Like adults, children and...

September 6th, 2016

It’s the beginning of a new school year and teachers and students are just getting to know each other. Donna de la Cruz tells us of one 3rd grade teacher in Denver who had a getting-to-know-you idea that went viral and even...

August 29th, 2016

  Last year in the United States, more than 3.6 million EpiPen prescriptions were written by physicians as the antidote for their patients’ severe allergic reactions. This year, people are finding the cost of this life-saving medication too much to...

July 25th, 2016

  Back in May, The PediaBlog asked readers to consider a series of questions comparing today’s world with a time not so long ago: Are you better off today than you were yesterday? Are you doing better this year than...

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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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