June 19th, 2017

Despite aggressive attempts to raise awareness and prompt meaningful action on curbing the overweight/obesity epidemic in the United States — by pediatricians (and this blog) and other health providers and their medical societies, public health and policy advocates, government agencies...

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...

February 14th, 2017

Michael I. Goran and Emily Ventura cite recent pediatric research to make the argument that “secondhand sugar” exposure prenatally and during lactation is dangerous to children’s health: If you saw a pregnant woman smoking, you would undoubtedly be concerned about...

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 18th, 2017

  Americans drink a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages, as we’ve discussed before on The PediaBlog. Recently, researchers looked into the shopping carts of consumers who utilize the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and found lots of sugar in the form of...

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...

October 31st, 2016

            For those of us who watch our own diets carefully and who monitor our weight fluctuations on our home scales, the holiday season can be fraught with anxiety and disappointment when it should really...

  • 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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