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...

July 19th, 2017

  With July and August traditionally being the hottest months of the year, the American Academy of Pediatrics offers these tips for keeping your kids — and yourself — cool: Find an air-conditioned space. If your home does not have...

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...

July 13th, 2017

  Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Basal cell and squamous cell cancers remain close to their origin and don’t typically spread to other organs. These two types of nonmelanoma skin cancers are...

July 7th, 2017

A big part of what pediatricians do is offer anticipatory guidance and counseling to parents and their kids. Summer checkups provide the opportunity for us to focus on summer health and safety topics. Our own Dr. Tony Kovatch (Arcadia) had...

June 30th, 2017

  Three years ago on The PediaBlog, we considered how cool it would be if one day our flu vaccines could be delivered by mail to our homes, where we could self-administer it with no pain or mess at all....

June 23rd, 2017

  Injuries from guns are the third leading cause of death in children ages 1-17 in the United States. (Unintentional accidents such as motor vehicle accidents and drowning come in first; childhood cancers are second.) Using data from three national...

May 18th, 2017

  By Brian W. Donnelly, MD, IBCLC, Pediatric Alliance — North Hills       The current measles outbreak in a Somali community in Minneapolis didn’t surprise public health officials there, according to Megan Molteni: [T]hey totally expected it. Over...

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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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