April 10th, 2019

  “Low intake of healthy foods and high intake of unhealthy foods is the leading cause of mortality, globally and in many countries.” — Dr. Ashkan Afshin (University of Washington) — Time   A new study analyzing the health effects...

April 3rd, 2019

(CDC — Updated 3/28/19)   In January, we checked in on Clark County, Washington after Governor Jay Inslee declared a public health emergency because of a measles outbreak. Vaccine hesitancy and refusal were threatening to turn back decades of remarkable...

March 27th, 2019

Health data regarding the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems has been piling up lately and the results are not good for people who think they are avoiding the dangers of tobacco smoke by vaping instead. In a large American study...

March 14th, 2019

  “Because we know that sometimes, an essential oil is better than science,” Sara Petty doesn’t waste time finding “the best vaccination alternatives already on the market”: There aren’t any. Vaccinate your children.   Dr. Vincent Iannelli uses more than...

March 13th, 2019

  If you missed the story in the news about the unvaccinated young man who, when turning 18 years old, defied his mother’s wishes and got himself immunized, Jamie Ducharme gets you caught up: Lindenberger, who said his mother is...

March 12th, 2019

When I was a medical student in the mid-1980s, I was called down to the emergency department by the head of the Department of Infectious Diseases. When I arrived, a group of fellow students were huddled around a fairly frightened...

March 11th, 2019

  On his essential website, Vaxopedia, pediatrician Dr. Vincent Iannelli asks this question of those who would insist on delaying or refusing vaccines: If vaccines are associated with autism, then why don’t the counties with the highest immunization rates have the...

February 20th, 2019

  Dr. Lili has produced a terrific 22-minute video that every parent needs to watch. On her excellent blog, My Pocket Pediatrician, Dr. Lili discusses gun safety while remaining apolitical and staying in her lane as a mom, a pediatrician,...

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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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