May 24th, 2017

Fidget spinners are all the rage right now. Originally marketed to kids with ADHD, autism,  anxiety, and other “fidgeters,” it seems like everyone has one or wants one, including adults. Rex Huppke sees them everywhere: For the few unfamiliar with...

March 14th, 2017

Jesus in a baby walker, The Hours of Catherine of Cleves, c. 1440     Nearly every household with a baby uses newborn and infant consumer products — infant furniture, gates and barrier devices, cribs, play yards, walkers, infant carriers and...

March 7th, 2017

  “I dare you!” How often did each of us hear that growing up, usually from a friend (or so we thought) who just wanted to see us do something goofy, unflattering, and, perhaps, unsafe. A few years ago, The PediaBlog examined a...

February 7th, 2017

Despite growing warnings about accidental exposures to the contents of laundry pods in young children, the damage keeps piling up. A new study in JAMA Ophthalmology finds that liquid laundry detergent packets, which infants, toddlers, and preschoolers find attractive due to...

January 24th, 2017

Winter Sledding Safety for Children By Felicia Finnegan, PA-C and Edwin King, M.D., F.A.A.P.     Pediatric Alliance — St. Clair     Here are some tips on general sledding safety and gear to assure everyone is safe and has...

January 23rd, 2017

  Winter Sledding Safety for Children    By Felicia Finnegan, PA-C and          Edwin King, M.D., F.A.A.P.       Pediatric Alliance — St. Clair     True story: Walking through the woods with sleds in tow to...

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...

December 1st, 2016

The martial arts have long been popular among youth in promoting self-defense skills, physical fitness, and emotional development. A new report published in Pediatrics by the AAP Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness assesses the risks of injuries to children who...

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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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