April 17th, 2019

  Is it okay for kids to miss school for family vacations? It all depends on who you ask, writes pediatrician and Kids Travel Doc, Dr. Karl Neumann: To go or not to go? It’s an issue of family bonding...

March 6th, 2019

  Ask a teenager what problems they see their peers suffering from and you may be surprised by how attentive and sensitive they are. 70% of U.S. teens ages 13-17, surveyed last year by the Pew Research Center, said anxiety and depression...

February 25th, 2019

  Did you see the video of the motorist driving a car on a sidewalk to get past a line of school buses in front of a school building last week? (Watch here.)  Crazy, huh? You would hope everyone would know...

January 21st, 2019

  Any parent who attends a child’s parent-teacher conference walks into the visually stimulating environment of the classroom and immediately notices maps, posters, and student artwork on the walls, books and student projects on the countertops, assignments written on the...

November 2nd, 2018

*This post originally appeared on The PediaBlog on November 2, 2017.   Demystifying Dyslexia — 2     During October’s Dyslexia Awareness Month, New York’s Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education posted an important series of articles on their blog debunking...

October 19th, 2018

*This post originally appeared on The PediaBlog on October 19, 2015.   October Is LD Awareness Month     October is the month of raising awareness for causes which are bigger than ourselves. As you may know, October is Breast...

October 17th, 2018

  Research scientist Collin Diedrich, Ph.D. recounts his childhood days struggling to succeed in school with learning differences: The anxiety that comes with failure can be paralyzing when you grow up with learning disabilities, like I did. It’s that gut-wrenching...

September 24th, 2018

Are School Health Lessons Harming Kids? By Jennifer Yoon, RDN/LDN, Breastfeeding Educator, Pediatric Alliance — St. Clair       Experts say some of what students are taught can lead to disordered eating. While certainly not all health lessons kids are...

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    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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