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...

June 8th, 2017

A large and important study published this week in Translational Psychiatry sheds some new light on a concerning and distressing disorder seen frequently in pediatric practice: teen depression. It’s been known for many years that more adult women suffer from depression...

May 26th, 2017

Pondering how best to care for the young patient sitting before her in clinic who was failing to thrive, pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris considered mounds of research linking health disparities with socioeconomic status and race: If you are poor and African-American or Latino,...

May 19th, 2017

These days I suspect most of us will take good news anywhere we can find it. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report a positive development for teen health: During 1991–2007, the prevalence of...

May 16th, 2017

  Netflix describes their popular and controversial show, “13 Reasons Why”: After a teenage girl’s perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.   Lorraine Ali’s description only hints at the reasons...

April 26th, 2017

Finding a balance between granting a teenager the privacy they desire at home and remaining connected to their relationships, activities, and emotions is a challenge most parents struggle with as their children navigate the road to young adulthood. Lisa Damour says...

April 19th, 2017

We’ve spent a lot of time in this space over the last few years discussing human papillomavirus and its predilection for causing despair, disease, and death. Today, we’ll let Jia Naqvi describe the facts on the ground: HPV is the most...

March 7th, 2017

  “I dare you!” How often did each of us hear that growing up, usually from a friend (or so we thought) who just wanted to see us do something goofy, unflattering, and, perhaps, unsafe. A few years ago, The PediaBlog examined a...

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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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