November 14th, 2017

  A disturbing new study from Columbia University and the City University of New York highlights just how much parents have lost a grip on their teenager’s mental health. Researchers surveyed more than 600,000 people and found that between 2005-2015,...

November 7th, 2017

  In a must-read excerpt from her upcoming book published in September’s The Atlantic, Jean M. Twenge has a new name for the rising generation of young Americans: I call them iGen. Born between 1995 and 2012, members of this generation...

October 12th, 2017

  In its annual report released last week entitled “2016 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had some disturbing statistics: It is estimated that there are 20 million new STDs in the U.S. each year, and half...

October 11th, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report in August (coinciding with “Contact Lens Health Week” August 21-25) warning contact lens wearers of the risks of not following healthy wear and care practices. Teenagers were a particular target...

September 25th, 2017

  A new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Adolescence tackles a subject that has become more commonplace among young people: body modification, otherwise known as piercings, tattoos, and scarification. For years, teens and young adults...

September 22nd, 2017

This essay touched a colleague’s heart, and she asked me to share it on The PediaBlog. If you happen to be a parent going through the angst and drama —  or the fear and uncertainty — of raising a teenager, I...

September 21st, 2017

  Does this strike you as painfully obvious? American high school students with poor grades are much more likely to have unhealthy behaviors — including illegal drug use — than teens at the top of the class, federal health officials...

June 15th, 2017

Declining teen pregnancy rates have been noticed and applauded here before on The PediaBlog. Still, as we discovered nearly two years ago, not all the news is good: The bad news? The U.S. continues to lead all industrialized western nations in the...

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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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