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...

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...

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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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