January 19th, 2017

How is your child doing in school? Is he a good learner? Is she getting her classwork and homework completed efficiently, leaving some spare time to pursue other talents and interests? Do they enjoy learning, not just in school but also in their...

December 20th, 2016

If you are looking for last-minute children’s gifts for the holidays, you can’t go wrong with books. Book reviewer Siera Wilson says “2016 has been an amazing year for children’s books”: From youngest to eldest, fiction and nonfiction, when it...

April 4th, 2016

One of the joys of being a pediatrician is having the special privilege of interacting with children of all ages, as well as parents and grandparents. Every age is an age of discovery, driven by a curiosity that often comes...

October 19th, 2015

October is the month of raising awareness for causes which are bigger than ourselves. As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s also the month when we raise awareness for Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Rett Syndrome, SIDS,...

October 6th, 2015

  “If you build it, they will come.” I had the pleasure last weekend of attending the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the brand new Nicole Goodner MacFarlane Science, Technology and Innovation Center at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Landmark (featured here...

September 11th, 2015

A new study confirms what we already know: physical fitness in children is associated with  improved school performance. Carina Storrs says that now there is anatomic proof: Researchers put a small group of children ages 9 and 10 to the...

April 14th, 2015

  (This post originally appeared April 1, 2014 and has since been updated.)   For high school seniors, it’s not a cliché — there really is a post-graduate school for everyone. From small colleges to large universities, from technical to...

March 26th, 2015

Developmental pediatrician Ruth E.K. Stein believes that child development and behavior (DB) form the foundation of pediatrics. She wonders whether or not modern, general pediatricians are “on the right track” and adequately consider DB when it comes to clinical care,...

  • 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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