July 19th, 2017

  With July and August traditionally being the hottest months of the year, the American Academy of Pediatrics offers these tips for keeping your kids — and yourself — cool: Find an air-conditioned space. If your home does not have...

June 13th, 2017

How many family members can you fit in one hotel room, perhaps on the way to a beach vacation? Many families who travel together have discovered the simplicity and convenience of traveling with portable air mattresses for their kids to...

December 22nd, 2016

Over the past couple of years, The PediaBlog has looked at important safety advice during the season’s many holiday celebrations, including Christmas tree safety here, and toy safety here and here. None of the advice, most of which comes from the American...

May 18th, 2016

Now that we’re finally starting to see signs of spring and summer, I wanted to get some recommendations on the best (most effective and safest) bug spray and sunscreen for kids. There are so many types on the market and...

April 26th, 2016

Okay, so maybe taking her 3-week-old baby on a “Target run” wasn’t the best idea to begin with, but Shaun Dreisbach’s “bad mommy moment” was about to get worse: I started down the aisle, ticking off my list, when I realized:...

April 15th, 2016

One of the best things about when kids grow up is being able to hand down some of the day-to-day chores that parents are used to doing. Like wheeling the trash cans down to the curb (and bringing the emptied cans...

March 31st, 2016

One of the more remarkable features of American society is the emphasis we place on reliable, affordable, and safe child care. Day care centers, preschools, and other early learning programs allow very young children the opportunity to socialize and learn...

December 4th, 2015

Yesterday on The PediaBlog, we examined statistics highlighting toy-related injuries and deaths in children in the United States in 2014. This year, make sure the gifts your children receive this holiday don’t pose hidden or unsuspecting hazards. Here are few tips to keep...

  • MEET THE EDITOR

    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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