November 6th, 2017

  I’ve been thinking a lot about denialism lately. Why is it, despite abundant objective scientific evidence, visual proof, and basic common sense, that what is so obvious and truthful to most people, is rejected and disparaged (“fake news!”) by...

October 24th, 2017

Ear infections (a.k.a. otitis media) are the most common childhood conditions for which antibiotics are prescribed, even though many cases are actually caused by the same upper respiratory viruses that result in the common cold. Each year in the United...

September 27th, 2017

  Amid the controversy and cacophony surrounding the United Nations General Assembly meeting last week came very good news indeed: Infant and maternal tetanus has been officially eliminated in the Americas! The announcement from the Pan American Health Organization highlighted...

September 19th, 2017

  hep·a·ti·tis  (hep’ă-tī’tis) Inflammation of the liver, due usually to viral infection but sometimes to toxic agents. [hepat- + -itis] — The Free Dictionary (Medical Dictionary)   Of the five different viruses responsible for causing infectious hepatitis (A – HAV,...

July 11th, 2017

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tallied the statistics from the recently-concluded 2016-17 influenza season and the results don’t surprise: > Influenza vaccine isn’t perfect but does protect large numbers of people from disease and death. >...

June 30th, 2017

  Three years ago on The PediaBlog, we considered how cool it would be if one day our flu vaccines could be delivered by mail to our homes, where we could self-administer it with no pain or mess at all....

May 18th, 2017

  By Brian W. Donnelly, MD, IBCLC, Pediatric Alliance — North Hills       The current measles outbreak in a Somali community in Minneapolis didn’t surprise public health officials there, according to Megan Molteni: [T]hey totally expected it. Over...

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...

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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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