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...

April 17th, 2017

Can you catch a cold (or worse) if you venture outside with wet hair? The Cranberry Eagle asked one of our own experts whether this was true or just another “old wives’ tale”: Dr. Brian Donnelly, a pediatrician with Pediatric...

February 20th, 2017

A new study from Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, NC, adds to a growing body of medical evidence that human papilloma virus (HPV) infection among young people is common, is easily passed to others, is potentially very bad,...

February 10th, 2017

Few people were pleased and many were stunned and just a bit nauseated to learn last month that President Trump had tapped the notorious false expert and anti-vaccine activist, Robert Kennedy, Jr., to chair a White House commission on “vaccination...

January 11th, 2017

Mumps is a vaccine-preventable viral illness that causes inflammation, swelling, and pain in the parotid (salivary) glands. The virus is highly contagious through the spread of infected saliva by coughing, sneezing, or sharing objects like cups and utensils. A few days...

December 16th, 2016

  By Brian W. Donnelly, M.D., I.B.C.L.C., Pediatric Alliance — North Hills   Lisa Rapaport reviews an interesting study from Canada which found that breastfeeding helps babies cry less when they receive vaccinations. The average decrease in crying was 38 seconds,...

November 22nd, 2016

  The Disneyland measles outbreak of 2015 was a tipping point for many pediatricians in the United States after more than 100 people in 14 states (including Pennsylvania) were infected and came down with measles. Most of the victims were either...

November 21st, 2016

Parents will be happy to learn (and their tweens and teens will be thrilled to hear) that the schedule in which human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is administered has changed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory...

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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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