June 5th, 2017

  For those who are celebrating the graduation of a son or daughter this spring, the commencement ceremony is an emotional event. While joy leads the list of feelings experienced by parents who watch their children accept a diploma from their...

January 19th, 2017

How is your child doing in school? Is he a good learner? Is she getting her classwork and homework completed efficiently, leaving some spare time to pursue other talents and interests? Do they enjoy learning, not just in school but also in their...

December 20th, 2016

If you are looking for last-minute children’s gifts for the holidays, you can’t go wrong with books. Book reviewer Siera Wilson says “2016 has been an amazing year for children’s books”: From youngest to eldest, fiction and nonfiction, when it...

September 6th, 2016

It’s the beginning of a new school year and teachers and students are just getting to know each other. Donna de la Cruz tells us of one 3rd grade teacher in Denver who had a getting-to-know-you idea that went viral and even...

August 8th, 2016

Attention high school students — this PediaBlog is for you! Whether you are a rising high school freshman or a rising senior, dominating the process of college admission should be in the front of your mind. And it is a...

May 4th, 2016

For reasons we have explored previously on The PediaBlog, most (60%) teenagers do not eat breakfast before school most mornings, even when they can buy it at school. For children, skipping breakfast is an unforced error: You’ve heard it before: Breakfast is...

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...

April 5th, 2016

Pediatricians’ offices get bombarded daily with requests from parents for school excuses. What parents don’t realize is that for most situations, a note from the pediatrician is not necessary; parents can write those notes themselves. By law, the Pennsylvania school year...

  • 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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