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...

January 18th, 2017

  Americans drink a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages, as we’ve discussed before on The PediaBlog. Recently, researchers looked into the shopping carts of consumers who utilize the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and found lots of sugar in the form of...

November 24th, 2016

I know I got a bad reputation And it isn’t just talk, talk, talk If I could only give you everything You know I haven’t got — Freedy Johnston, Bad Reputation (song)               If you...

November 10th, 2016

  We like foods sweet and we like them savory. Sweetness comes from sugar, specifically the glucose molecule, and we’ve covered the role of too much sweetness in our diets many times previously on The PediaBlog. Today we turn to our savory...

September 14th, 2016

There are plenty of reasons why families eat few meals together and more meals away from home, and most of them come down to convenience. Kids have to eat before/after a practice, game, or other activity; mom or dad stay late at the...

August 3rd, 2016

  Last year, we had a beef regarding meat: In the U.S., beef consumption peaked in the 1970’s. Since then, Americans have been eating less meat for a growing variety of reasons: the desire to reduce saturated fat in the diet; the...

March 30th, 2016

  Yesterday on The PediaBlog, Sara DePierre walked us through the benefits of organically grown foods. One advantage organic foods have over conventionally farmed foods is their absence of pesticides. Sara mentioned the “Dirty Dozen,” a list of conventionally grown...

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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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