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

  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
    The yellowish color of the skin is called jaundice—a common occurrence
    in newborns. The first hint of yellow typically appears on the face and then progresses down the body. In otherwise healthy infants, it is usually at its worst around day 4 or 5 of life and then begins to resolve, although the...Read More
  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
    It is true that some children are just more prone to ear infections than others. But certain factors can increase your child’s risk such as sleeping with a bottle, attending child care, and exposure to secondhand smoke. How can you decrease your child’s risk? If possible, avoid these risk factors. Also,...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New cases of hepatitis C are drastically underreported to federal officials, researchers contend in a new study.

    And they suggested that may be hampering public health efforts to cope with the chronic infection that can lead to cirrhosis or liver...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New cases of hepatitis C are drastically underreported to federal officials, researchers contend in a new study.

    And they suggested that may be hampering public health efforts to cope with the chronic infection that can lead to cirrhosis or liver...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The less alike two parents are genetically, the taller and mentally sharper their kids tend to be, according to a new study of populations around the world.

    Researchers said the findings, published in the journal Nature, suggest that huma...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The less alike two parents are genetically, the taller and mentally sharper their kids tend to be, according to a new study of populations around the world.

    Researchers said the findings, published in the journal Nature, suggest that huma...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of teens and young adults are being prescribed powerful antipsychotics, even though the medications aren't approved to treat two disorders -- ADHD and depression -- they are commonly used for, a new study shows.

    Researchers fo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy & Immunology:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Under-the-tongue pills for hay fever sufferers provide little symptom relief and often come with bothersome side effects, new research finds.

    Under-the-tongue, or sublingual, therapy is widely used in Europe as an alternative to allergy shots. In...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extracurricular sports may help children develop the discipline they need to succeed in the classroom, a new study suggests.

    Kids' attention span and level of self-control are linked to their participation in organized, after-school sports, the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even after the advent of powerful medications for suppressing HIV, a new study finds that more than one-third of people in San Francisco who were diagnosed with an AIDS-related infection died within five years.

    "The main cause of mortality arise...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The global obesity epidemic is linked to an oversupply of food available for human consumption, a new study suggests.

    There are enough extra calories available to explain the weight gain reported in many countries around the world, the researche...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans know that fireworks can injure the eyes and hands, but these Fourth of July favorites can also take a toll on the lungs, a new study finds.

    Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found firework...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal Nursing:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gently massaging the umbilical cords of preterm infants delivered by C-section may improve their blood pressure, boost blood flow and increase levels of red blood cells, a new study finds.

    Researchers suggest this technique could offer these pree...Full Article

  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
    Improper latch-on can cause pain and really interfere with breastfeeding. Here is a walk-through on proper latch straight from my own lactation consultant, Elisa Hirsch, RN, BSN, IBCLC.

    Position your baby with her body facing yours and with her nose close to your nipple. Allow your baby’s head to tilt back...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:

    MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding decals to the license plates of drivers with learner permits doesn't reduce their rate of crashes, a new study finds.

    The experimental safety strategy was implemented in New Jersey in 2010 as part of its graduated driver-licensing policy fo...Full Article