December 12th, 2017

  Marked changes in food choices, portions sizes, consumption patterns, and eating behaviors have lead to a ten-fold spike in obesity rates worldwide over the past 40 years, according to Stephany Nebehay: “Over 40 years we have gone from about...

December 8th, 2017

Picky Eating: Defining Boundaries, Laying the Foundation By Jennifer Yoon RDN/LDN, Pediatric Alliance — St. Clair     The reported statistics for percentages of children who may be defined as “Picky Eaters” is all over the map. Websites and articles quote...

December 7th, 2017

  One resolution Americans may want to make for the new year that’s fast approaching is to reduce the risk of developing diet-related chronic diseases, like diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer, by eating a healthier diet. The Centers for...

October 25th, 2017

  Better Baby Book? — Better Think Again By Jennifer Yoon RDN/LDN, Pediatric Alliance — St. Clair   I’m sitting down with a parent for an impromptu consult about starting solid foods. The mother has a medical background and has...

September 29th, 2017

  Without a doubt, overweight (defined by a body mass index greater than or equal to the 85th percentile) and obesity (BMI greater than or equal to the 95th percentile) present clear risks to our health. In particular, the consequences...

September 8th, 2017

Responding to a blog post written last month on the discovery of a common viral trigger of celiac disease in humans (“Turning On Celiac Disease” — “The PediaBlog, August 18, 2017), Dr. Tony Kovatch (Pediatric Alliance — Arcadia) provided this insightful commentary:...

August 10th, 2017

This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about a product I had never heard of before, though I suspect some parents have: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning parents and caregivers not to use...

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...

  • 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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