April 28th, 2017

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 29, in cities and towns across the nation and around the world, people of various colors and religions, ages and genders, social and economic strata, and ideologic and political affiliations will gather together to call for urgent and aggressive...

April 21st, 2017

  Tomorrow, Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day. For many reasons, this year’s celebration bears special significance. The first Earth Day was in 1970 and was celebrated by tens of millions of Americans demonstrating support for protecting the environment. Later that...

April 20th, 2017

  Take a moment to look at the chart above. Let me summarize what I see from local air quality data from 2015, collected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: > For particulate matter (PM 2.5) air pollution, the Pittsburgh...

March 24th, 2017

Last April, Dr. Sarah Kohl (Chartiers/McMurray Division) wrote that we were at the center of an epidemic: Fact: Pennsylvania is one of the top states for deaths due to heroin overdoses. Addiction to narcotics cuts across all walks of life...

March 23rd, 2017

If you follow the news these days, you may have missed a largely preventable, tragic, and ongoing public health crisis in our country: the opiate/opioid epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdose deaths in the United...

February 23rd, 2017

The 2016-17 influenza season is turning out to be a fairly typical one (in other words, horrible for those who are sickened by the nasty virus). And this year’s vaccine, which protects against four different strains of the influenza virus, is...

February 10th, 2017

Few people were pleased and many were stunned and just a bit nauseated to learn last month that President Trump had tapped the notorious false expert and anti-vaccine activist, Robert Kennedy, Jr., to chair a White House commission on “vaccination...

December 27th, 2016

A day in the life of the City of Pittsburgh on December 15, 2016, as reported yesterday by Rich Lord in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Four emergency responses to overdoses from opioids in Pittsburgh; four more in the adjacent, but much smaller city of...

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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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