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...

January 6th, 2017

        After listening to pleas to “eat your peas, it’ll make you healthy/strong/smart… blah, blah, blah…” for 13 or 14 years, young adolescents navigating through the weirdness of puberty should be excused for rolling their eyes and...

January 5th, 2017

If you have resolved to become a healthier eater in 2017, buying, preparing, and eating more vegetables and fruits might be a good place to start. But will that motivation to eat healthier foods transfer to the rest of the family — especially...

January 4th, 2017

Last summer we debunked the myth of the “foggy mommy brain” during and after pregnancy by looking at a study that actually showed improved brain memory, efficiency, and productivity in new mothers following labor and delivery. The researchers found anatomic changes...

January 3rd, 2017

Perhaps you made a resolution to improve your level of physical fitness this new year. Maybe you will walk more, jog further, or even hit the gym. How about your children? With so many time pressures applied on our kids —...

December 27th, 2016

A day in the life of the City of Pittsburgh on December 15, 2016, as reported yesterday by Rich Lord in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Four emergency responses to overdoses from opioids in Pittsburgh; four more in the adjacent, but much smaller city of...

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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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