Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann, MD

Bio

A leading medical authority for the popular press and entertainment industry, Sharecare Editorial Advisory Board member Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann is a best-selling author, parenting expert and media spokesperson. A working mother and UCLA-trained pediatrician who practices in Southern California, Dr. Tanya is a designated spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, communicating complicated medical issues into easily understood concepts. Education: • MD: Sackler School of Medicine • BA: Claremont McKenna College Residency and Internship • UCLA Board Positions: • National Association of Medical Communicators • American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Communications and Media

Specialties:

  • pediatrics

Affiliation:

  • Community Pediatric Medical Group, Westlake Village, CA

Location:

  • Calabasas, CA

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most concussions among high school and college football players occur during practice, a new study finds.

    Data on more than 20,000 young football players across the United States revealed that more than 57 percent of concussed high school and colle...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Pulmonology:

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A booster shot of the whooping cough vaccine that is given to preteens loses a large measure of effectiveness within a few years, new research reveals.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigation may help explain a recent sur...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 60 percent of children with two sleepwalking parents go on to develop the condition themselves, new research shows.

    "These findings point to a strong genetic influence on sleepwalking and, to a lesser degree, sle...Full Article

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    Scientists may be able to see cancer coming long before patients are diagnosed

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Home births without a midwife or doctor present -- which have been linked to increased risk of infant death and disease -- have jumped 79 percent in the United States in recent years, researchers report.

    The actual number of unsupervised births is ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have an increased risk of a certain type of eating disorder, according to a new study.

    The eating disorder is called loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES). As the name implies, people ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children ate healthier meals at a restaurant chain after the kids' menu got a makeover with healthy options replacing soda and fries, new research indicates.

    "Our study showed that healthier children's menu options were ordered a lot more often when...Full Article

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    When my husband’s family was invited to a movie premiere in New York, I had to make a decision:  take our 2 month old on a cross country flight exposing him

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Ophthalmology:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eye injuries in children from certain types of guns -- such as air guns, BB guns and paintball guns -- increased dramatically between 2010 and 2012 in the United States, according to new research.

    The study from the Stanford University School of Me...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose mothers were very obese going into pregnancy may face an increased risk of emotional and behavioral problems, a new study suggests.

    Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that when moms were severely ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Thoracic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children undergoing heart surgery do better when they get fresh whole blood from single donors instead of "component blood" from multiple donors, new research suggests.

    But fresh whole blood isn't typically available for pediatric heart surgery...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As you plan summer car trips with your young children, you should also consider car seat safety.

    Car seats reduce the risk of death in infants and children by up to 71 percent, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. But CDC...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Pulmonology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An implant created with a 3D printer has saved the lives of three baby boys near death from a rare airway disease.

    University of Michigan researchers are calling the implant a "4D" device because they successfully engineered it to adapt to the...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Reducing diesel air pollution from school buses could lead to 14 million fewer student absences each year in the United States, a new study predicts.

    Researchers followed 275 elementary school students in the state of Washington who rode on sc...Full Article

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    They present symptoms differently than boys, which may result in missed diagnoses

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