July 17th, 2017

  Last month on The PediaBlog, we applauded declining teen birth rates reported by the American Academy of Pediatrics while also considering the reasons why the solution to this problem remains elusive: Poverty and lack of education have long been...

June 15th, 2017

Declining teen pregnancy rates have been noticed and applauded here before on The PediaBlog. Still, as we discovered nearly two years ago, not all the news is good: The bad news? The U.S. continues to lead all industrialized western nations in the...

June 7th, 2017

Inspiration sometimes comes from the darkest places. The Alexis Joy D’Achille Center for Women’s Behavioral Health was born from one family’s tragedy: Steven D’Achille hopes that a treatment center for pregnant women and new mothers scheduled to open this fall in...

March 13th, 2017

  By Rebecca Godlove, Pediatric Alliance — Chartiers/McMurray       As my new little boy’s due date fast approaches, I’m pulling out my older son’s discarded baby clothes and toys, and my mind is full of questions. How will...

February 27th, 2017

  By Sara DePierre, PA-C, IBCLC, Pediatric Alliance — Jefferson Hills     It’s the age old question: Nature vs. Nurture. What shapes a child’s temperament? What creates their personality? Is it something innate within them, perhaps inherited or genetic?...

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...

February 1st, 2017

By Rebecca Godlove, Pediatric Alliance — Chartiers/McMurray       My husband had just started a new job with a very rigid schedule and was unable to accompany me to our second trimester anatomical scan in December. As a result,...

January 4th, 2017

Last summer we debunked the myth of the “foggy mommy brain” during and after pregnancy by looking at a study that actually showed improved brain memory, efficiency, and productivity in new mothers following labor and delivery. The researchers found anatomic changes...

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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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