November 28th, 2017

  The 32nd Annual Toy Safety Report, submitted last week by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, emphasizes child safety during the holiday season of toy-buying and gift-giving: Among the toys surveyed this year, we found potential choking hazards, and...

October 31st, 2017

Twice as many kids are killed while walking   Safe Kids Worldwide alerts parents to dangers unique to October 31st…: On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than...

October 30th, 2017

  We didn’t want to let this month pass without recognizing an important national safety program. The theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week (October 8-14) was “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” and urges everyone to develop and practice...

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:...

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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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