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...

May 30th, 2017

A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition recommends that parents avoid giving their infants fruit juices for the first year of life. Juices have a high sugar content while lacking the fiber that whole fruit...

April 12th, 2017

Tainted Formula OR Say No To Chrono     By Brian W. Donnelly, MD, IBCLC, Pediatric Alliance — North Hills.   I remember reading the MMWRs (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report — the CDC’s weekly update on selected causes of disease and...

April 11th, 2017

    By Sara DePierre, PA-C, IBCLC, Pediatric Alliance — Jefferson Hills.     The CDC has recently revisited the long-standing warning regarding the potential for infant powered formula to be contaminated with potentially dangerous bacteria. It has been well...

March 6th, 2017

  New Peanut Introduction Guidelines — Pediatric Alliance — Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Division   As many of you have read, updated guidelines now recommend that children should be introduced to peanut early in life instead of avoiding all peanut-containing food....

February 27th, 2017

  By Sara DePierre, PA-C, IBCLC, Pediatric Alliance — Jefferson Hills     It’s the age old question: Nature vs. Nurture. What shapes a child’s temperament? What creates their personality? Is it something innate within them, perhaps inherited or genetic?...

December 16th, 2016

  By Brian W. Donnelly, M.D., I.B.C.L.C., Pediatric Alliance — North Hills   Lisa Rapaport reviews an interesting study from Canada which found that breastfeeding helps babies cry less when they receive vaccinations. The average decrease in crying was 38 seconds,...

September 27th, 2016

Just because something is “natural” doesn’t make it better. In fact there are many naturally-occurring substances that are deadly to humans: cobra venom, arsenic, and some viruses and bacteria for which we immunize children against. In the March 2016 issue 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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