MH900399510Well, I couldn’t let this day pass without mentioning that today is our birthday!  On August 20, 2012 the first post of The PediaBlog was published.  503 posts later, here we are!

When Pediatric Alliance introduced The PediaBlog a year ago, we had specific ideas targeting a not-so-specific audience.  What we said then still stands today:

Welcome to The PediaBlog:  an informative and, hopefully, entertaining way that we at Pediatric Alliance can communicate important topics unique to pediatrics.  Our target audience is varied:  parents who expect helpful and accurate answers to the variety of questions we get in our offices every day; their children (our patients) who seek the answers to different questions communicated in different (and, perhaps, more tech-savvy) ways; grandparents, who may be parenting two or even three generations of children (!); other pediatricians and physicians who may search for topics in pediatric medicine that interest them; and practically anyone else who is interested in children’s health.


Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter and share our blog posts with your family and friends.  Or simply save The PediaBlog to your internet favorites or bookmark bar and read it on your computer or mobile device.

Most of all, please keep reading!  Reader comments are invaluable in getting a meaningful and enlightening conversation going within our pediatric community.  Send your comments at the bottom of each post or send an email to

Finally, I’d like to thank all our contributors to the blog.  And a special shout-out to Camille Naylor who works especially hard behind-the-scenes to make sure this blog actually works!

Thanks for reading!

— Ned Ketyer, M.D.