October 19th, 2017

  If you are a news-watcher like me and you care a thing or two about breathing, then you may be forgiven if you missed the big news announced last week that the Trump Administration heaped upon the fine citizens...

October 18th, 2017

  Yesterday on The PediaBlog, we took another long looks at a pesky public health problem that just won’t go away — lead poisoning and the threat it poses to the cognitive and behavioral (brain) development of our youth. Don...

September 27th, 2017

  Amid the controversy and cacophony surrounding the United Nations General Assembly meeting last week came very good news indeed: Infant and maternal tetanus has been officially eliminated in the Americas! The announcement from the Pan American Health Organization highlighted...

September 26th, 2017

Is this Round 3 or 4? Is it “Repeal and Replace”, or is it “Reform”? I can’t remember anymore. Once again, the American healthcare system is under attack by opponents of the Affordable Care Act, and once again, the new...

September 18th, 2017

    How would you answer the question posed in this CNN headline? “Paid leave for parents: What’s the right amount of time?”   “As much as you can take!” might be the answer you’d expect from a pediatrician. Kelly Wallace...

July 21st, 2017

  Teenager Sydney Sauer does not fit the stereotype that many say describes her generation — “lazy, self-absorbed, and inactive in the political discussion [of climate change]”: Our country’s leaders have a problem, and it’s called apathy. There is no such...

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 9th, 2017

“For in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children’s futures, and we are all mortal.” — John F. Kennedy, Commencement Address at...

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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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