June 2nd, 2017

Calling “antibiotic-resistant microbes, climate change and chronic diseases ‘three slow-motion disasters’ shaping the global health landscape,” writers Scott Weathers, Sophie Hermanns, and Mark Bittman take on a major threat to public health and the environment: factory farms. They begin their argument...

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...

May 17th, 2017

Dr. Hilary’s Spinach, Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas By Hilary Garbon, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, Pediatric Alliance — Northland     Growing up in South Florida, Latin American influences were abundant. From the music to the delicious cuisine, these influences shaped...

March 30th, 2017

  Johanzynn Gatewood has bad news for us — and good news, too: An annual report by the Environmental Working Group found that nearly 70% of samples of 48 types of conventionally grown produce were contaminated with pesticide residues. That’s...

February 16th, 2017

Yesterday, we were brought along on a thought experiment conducted by pediatric endocrinologist and professor, Robert H. Lustig, M.D. After reviewing the characteristics that define “processed food” and considering its nutritional properties, it’s time to see whether the study’s hypothesis...

February 15th, 2017

Pediatric endocrinologist and professor, Robert H. Lustig, M.D., proposes a thought experiment in JAMA Pediatrics: Those of us who have participated in science know that 9 of every 10 experiments are failures. Now imagine that the last 50 years has been...

January 30th, 2017

  By Sara DePierre, PA-C, IBCLC, Pediatric Alliance — Jefferson Hills     As a health care provider, there are numerous topics near and dear to my heart but few that provoke true passion and fire in my discussions with...

January 6th, 2017

        After listening to pleas to “eat your peas, it’ll make you healthy/strong/smart… blah, blah, blah…” for 13 or 14 years, young adolescents navigating through the weirdness of puberty should be excused for rolling their eyes and...

  • 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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