June 16th, 2017

  A group of American and Russian researchers asked 4,000 U.S. seventh- and eighth-graders and their parents about lying and alcohol consumption. Not surprisingly, families in which parent-child trust was lacking or absent had greater tendencies for teenagers to lie...

February 17th, 2017

Parents commonly worry that their kids spend too much time in front of screens (TV, computers, tablets, mobile devices) and not enough time exercising. Or reading. Or doing their chores. Or engaging in meaningful hobbies. But pediatrician Perri Klass reminds...

February 6th, 2017

Be the Sunshine by Katie Nickolich, CRNP, Pediatric Alliance — Wexford       Amidst all of the political drama and hateful messages across social media these days, I wanted to share a story about how these sites can be used...

December 21st, 2016

Video games continue to be wildly popular, especially among young people. Some parents may have noticed a game or two at the top of their child’s holiday wish list. And why not? Some video games are educational, others require significant hand-eye...

December 12th, 2016

We know how much our kids use the multitude of screens available to them for TV watching and video games, texting and social media on cell phones (no, they don’t actually use the phone function), homework and fun work on computers,...

November 11th, 2016

  An updated policy statement from the AAP’s Council on Communications and Media seeks to clarify its advice on the use of electronic media by children and their families. Previously it was recommended that children under 2 years of age...

June 28th, 2016

  Pediatrician Robert A. Mendelson suggests that all pediatricians talk about screen time as a health issue with their patients and families: The health impacts of excessive media use are clear. They include decreased real-life communications with family and friends, disturbed...

May 24th, 2016

I remember the first time I used a telephone that had buttons instead of a rotary dial. I thought this new “Touch-Tone” technology was an amazing improvement over the old, destined to save precious seconds, even for an impatient 10-year-old. My...

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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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