August 17th, 2017

  Dr. Meghan Moreno isn’t clairvoyant, but after everything we’ve seen and heard on the news this week, I’m having second thoughts after reading her JAMA Pediatrics Patient Page: After any tragedy, such as a natural disaster or a terrorist...

August 1st, 2017

  The internet has arguably become more important and ubiquitous in our lives than any other technological creation. But this “miracle of modern technology,” says Misha Safranski, has like so many other human inventions, its pros and cons: Our kids...

July 10th, 2017

  When I was growing up, my family took a lot of road trips during summer vacations. Back in the 1960s, you had to roll the windows up and down with a hand crank, seat belts were a new feature...

June 30th, 2017

  Three years ago on The PediaBlog, we considered how cool it would be if one day our flu vaccines could be delivered by mail to our homes, where we could self-administer it with no pain or mess at all....

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...

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...

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...

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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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