November 14th, 2017

  A disturbing new study from Columbia University and the City University of New York highlights just how much parents have lost a grip on their teenager’s mental health. Researchers surveyed more than 600,000 people and found that between 2005-2015,...

November 6th, 2017

  I’ve been thinking a lot about denialism lately. Why is it, despite abundant objective scientific evidence, visual proof, and basic common sense, that what is so obvious and truthful to most people, is rejected and disparaged (“fake news!”) by...

September 29th, 2017

  Without a doubt, overweight (defined by a body mass index greater than or equal to the 85th percentile) and obesity (BMI greater than or equal to the 95th percentile) present clear risks to our health. In particular, the consequences...

September 12th, 2017

  Okay, gang! It’s that time of year again. The kids are back in school, the weather is turning cooler, and soon, four strains of influenza virus (two A strains and two B strains) will begin making their rounds wherever...

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...

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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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