October 25th, 2018

  The American Heart Association’s idea of a healthy diet “emphasizes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, poultry, fish, legumes, nontropical vegetable oils and nuts, while limiting sodium, sweets, sugar-sweetened beverages, and red meats.” Dietary fiber is a nutrient contained...

June 27th, 2018

  Most fruit lovers will agree that one of the great things about summertime is the variety of fresh fruit found in local grocery stores and farmers markets. Because of their delicious sweetness, most children are naturally attracted to fruit....

April 25th, 2018

  Regular readers will find it unsurprising that The PediaBlog loves food, especially breakfast: You’ve heard it before:  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For your children, it gets their “motors” (and their bowels) going and provides energy...

April 20th, 2018

*This post first appeared on The PediaBlog on April 20, 2016.   Taste Buds — Young Chefs   Are you teaching your children to be handy in the kitchen? Are they learning how to handle basic kitchen utensils like pots, pans,...

March 19th, 2018

  Vegetarianism In Children By Jennifer Yoon, RDN/LDN, Pediatric Alliance — St. Clair     Vegetarianism has gained popularity to an exponential degree since I first went vegetarian about 32 years ago. So we are speaking the same language, for...

March 13th, 2018

  “You are what you eat.” We’ve all heard that old adage before and probably assumed it was true. But is it? When it comes to overall health, Monique Tello, M.D., M.P.H. says she is convinced based on evidence: I...

March 30th, 2017

  Johanzynn Gatewood has bad news for us — and good news, too: An annual report by the Environmental Working Group found that nearly 70% of samples of 48 types of conventionally grown produce were contaminated with pesticide residues. That’s...

January 25th, 2017

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined together to provide new guidelines encouraging women of childbearing age, mothers who are breastfeeding, and parents of young children to eat more fish. Fish is an...

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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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