December 13th, 2017

  Yesterday we observed that global obesity rates have been soaring over the past 40 years. In the United States, the statistics are extremely worrisome to physicians and other public health experts. Last year, according to the Centers for Disease...

November 17th, 2017

  As World Antibiotic Awareness Week comes to a close, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention addresses the global public health threat of antimicrobial resistance as an American problem, too: U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual one-week observance...

November 16th, 2017

  This week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week. The focus of this year’s campaign, just like in years past, is to recognize the global public health threat of antibiotic resistance — a threat, the World Health Organization reminds us, that...

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...

October 20th, 2017

  While former Vice-President Al Gore brought his 3-day Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps Training to Pittsburgh this week, Julian Routh provided a climate forecast of warm, wet, and miserable for the region: Pittsburgh is 400 miles inland from the...

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...

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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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