March 20th, 2017

Last week, we discovered an important difference between humans and one particular pachyderm: Elephants don’t need very much sleep. We also explored the many reasons why we do. Good sleep habits are instilled very early in life and parents have a critical role...

March 17th, 2017

  Today is World Sleep Day, an annual event “intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving.” We learned yesterday that elephants function...

January 31st, 2017

There is seldom a role for home cardiorespiratory or oxygen monitors. Even in newborns and young infants who are discharged home from neonatal intensive care units for a variety of serious conditions, including apnea and bradycardia of prematurity which resolves in...

November 3rd, 2016

  Yesterday we reviewed the American Academy of Pediatrics’ newly updated policy statement, “SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment.” Practically all the suggested guidelines were familiar to parents and pediatricians alike, including...

November 2nd, 2016

The term “sudden unexpected infant death (SUID)” is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as “the death of an infant less than 1 year of age that occurs suddenly and unexpectedly, and whose cause of death...

August 25th, 2016

Apparently pediatricians and other providers of obstetric and neonatal care need to be clearer in our advice about safe infant sleep environments. Karina Shedrofsky looks at a new study from Penn State, published this month in Pediatrics, and says our words...

July 28th, 2016

  Yesterday on The PediaBlog, we decided that it would be simpler and more effective to prevent the development of overweight and obesity early in childhood and adolescence rather than be forced to treat it later on. Roni Caryn Rabin found...

June 13th, 2016

  “When will my baby sleep through the night?” is a common question pediatricians are asked on a frequent basis. Right after birth, most babies pick up right where they left off from their days in the womb: they sleep...

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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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