March 2nd, 2017

“When it comes to addressing lead in our schools drinking water, the report card is in, and Pennsylvania gets an F.” — Stephen Riccardi, PennEnvironment   “What we should do today is protect our most vulnerable citizens, and those are...

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...

April 29th, 2016

“There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.” — Duke University professor and researcher Harris Cooper (salon.com)   As we near the end of the school year, a lot of parents are...

December 18th, 2015

“We are born with a certain number of neurons. We can only lose them; we cannot create new neurons to replenish old or dying ones.” — Dr. Bennet Omalu, “Don’t Let Kids Play Football”, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 11, 2015.  ...

November 23rd, 2015

“I absolutely loved it, but it’s not that f***ing cool when I’m dying from a smoking-related illness and my kid is, like, devastated.” — Adele, featured in Rolling Stone, Nov. 3, 2015.   American teenagers appear to be getting Adele’s...

October 20th, 2015

You might be in the best shape of your life, but if a car veers off the road while you are standing on the corner, you will be eliminated. I was in very good health a few years back when...

July 1st, 2015

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in...

June 26th, 2015

“At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency. And it...

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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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