October 3rd, 2017

  It is another day after another horrible news day. Tom Toles gets it right about not just one thing in particular in yesterday’s Washington Post: This was the worst _______ in U.S. history. You can fill in the blank...

September 25th, 2017

  A new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Adolescence tackles a subject that has become more commonplace among young people: body modification, otherwise known as piercings, tattoos, and scarification. For years, teens and young adults...

September 22nd, 2017

This essay touched a colleague’s heart, and she asked me to share it on The PediaBlog. If you happen to be a parent going through the angst and drama —  or the fear and uncertainty — of raising a teenager, I...

September 18th, 2017

    How would you answer the question posed in this CNN headline? “Paid leave for parents: What’s the right amount of time?”   “As much as you can take!” might be the answer you’d expect from a pediatrician. Kelly Wallace...

September 11th, 2017

  As the father of three adult offspring, I can say with certainty that parents never stop worrying about their children. Never. As I write this — as CNN broadcasts from just beyond the eye of vicious Hurricane Irma —...

August 13th, 2017

Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson (GoComics.com)            

August 1st, 2017

  The internet has arguably become more important and ubiquitous in our lives than any other technological creation. But this “miracle of modern technology,” says Misha Safranski, has like so many other human inventions, its pros and cons: Our kids...

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...

  • 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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