April 2nd, 2019

Last week on The PediaBlog, we spent two days (here and here) poking holes in the myth that vaping is less harmful than smoking. Katherine Martinelli at Child Mind Institute tells parents of teens “What You Need To Know” by listing...

March 18th, 2019

  Raising girls can’t be easy in this day and age when there’s so much pressure to be “super-thin and sexy too,” says Gail Saltz, M.D.: Girls coming of age in the 21st century have more opportunities than any of the generations...

March 6th, 2019

  Ask a teenager what problems they see their peers suffering from and you may be surprised by how attentive and sensitive they are. 70% of U.S. teens ages 13-17, surveyed last year by the Pew Research Center, said anxiety and depression...

January 3rd, 2019

  One very promising health statistic in recent years has been the declining rate at which Americans smoke cigarettes. Hard as it is to believe, almost half (42%) of adults in the U.S. smoked cigarettes in 1965. But more than...

December 28th, 2018

This post originally appeared on The PediaBlog on January 5, 2018.   Make This A Better Place   (Adam@Home by Rob Harrell — GoComics.com)   The AAP is resolved to help parents raise healthy and useful children. On Wednesday, we looked...

December 5th, 2018

  My son is twelve and in full-on puberty. Despite our best attempts, he keeps getting acne on his face. It shows up in his T-zone and cheeks near his hairline. He washes his face twice a day, his hair...

October 7th, 2018

For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston (arcamax.com/thefunnies)            

August 27th, 2018

  Adolescence is a period of transformation from child to adult. A time of growth and maturation of every organ, teens observe their own changing bodies (for example, hair where it wasn’t before), thoughts (less concrete, more abstract), and feelings....

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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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