June 20th, 2017

  By Dr. Tony Kovatch (Arcadia):        “Isn’t life strange      A turn of the page      Can read like before      Can we ask for more?      Each day passes by      How hard man will try...

June 16th, 2017

  A group of American and Russian researchers asked 4,000 U.S. seventh- and eighth-graders and their parents about lying and alcohol consumption. Not surprisingly, families in which parent-child trust was lacking or absent had greater tendencies for teenagers to lie...

June 14th, 2017

Last November, we reviewed the A,B,Cs of safe infant sleep environments (Alone, on the Back, in a Crib) and considered new guidelines in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ updated policy statement on protecting babies from SIDS and other sleep-related deaths:...

May 1st, 2017

  By Rebecca Godlove, Pediatric Alliance — Chartiers/McMurray       At the time of this writing, I’m crossing 36 weeks off my calendar. 36 weeks! In every single way, this pregnancy has been different from my last. Where we...

April 26th, 2017

Finding a balance between granting a teenager the privacy they desire at home and remaining connected to their relationships, activities, and emotions is a challenge most parents struggle with as their children navigate the road to young adulthood. Lisa Damour says...

April 24th, 2017

How much does it cost to raise a child? Just for the first year of life alone, your guess is probably way off, say Elizabeth Renter and Diamond Richardson: Expectant parents, including those currently pregnant and those planning to have...

April 3rd, 2017

  By Rebecca Godlove, Pediatric Alliance — Chartiers/McMurray     My kindergarten teacher prepared for Open House by writing down her students’ favorite things and goals in life. Then, each student’s answers were covered and a parent was asked to...

March 22nd, 2017

My 6-year-old daughter is a highly sensitive person. She cries at the drop of a hat over every little thing. I have a hard time disciplining her because if I correct her, she instantly cries over the thought of “not...

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    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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