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...

January 19th, 2017

How is your child doing in school? Is he a good learner? Is she getting her classwork and homework completed efficiently, leaving some spare time to pursue other talents and interests? Do they enjoy learning, not just in school but also in their...

November 14th, 2016

“Let us go forward together, strong and determined in our love of children. Remember it is all about all the children.” — Benard P. Dreyer, M.D., FAAP, President, American Academy of Pediatrics (November 10, 2016 – AAPNews).   In the aftermath...

October 26th, 2016

  No one said raising children was easy. For households with both parents or a single parent working, finding that comfortable work-life balance is difficult. American Pamela Druckerman lives in France and says, compared to what Europeans and Canadians receive in...

October 21st, 2016

  Will 2016 mark the year that the human species, uniquely equipped with a prefrontal cerebral cortex, empathy, and opposable thumbs, finally grasps the fundamental reason behind the existential threat posed by global warming and climate change (Because CO2)? Will...

October 12th, 2016

  “This is our first task — caring for our children. It’s our first job. If we don’t get that right, we don’t get anything right. That’s how, as a society, we will be judged.” — President Barack Obama, December...

August 19th, 2016

  If last month’s “A Shameful Situation” (The PediaBlog, July 26, 2016) left some readers despondent about the state of poverty in America, pediatrician Christian D. Pulcini sees a silver lining — and a strategy — emanating from the AAP’s...

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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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