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...

January 5th, 2017

If you have resolved to become a healthier eater in 2017, buying, preparing, and eating more vegetables and fruits might be a good place to start. But will that motivation to eat healthier foods transfer to the rest of the family — especially...

January 2nd, 2017

          Did you make a New Year’s Resolution for 2017? According to Statistic Brain, 45% of us usually make at least one promise to ourselves at the start of every year. Here are the top-10 wishes...

November 10th, 2016

  We like foods sweet and we like them savory. Sweetness comes from sugar, specifically the glucose molecule, and we’ve covered the role of too much sweetness in our diets many times previously on The PediaBlog. Today we turn to our savory...

  • 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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