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:

Activity

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

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure in the womb to household chemicals known as phthalates might increase a child's future risk of developing asthma, Columbia University researchers reported in a new study.

    Children had nearly an 80 percent increased risk of developing ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Illegal drug use among teens in the United States is on the decline, according to a new federal report.

    Encouragingly, the new study also found that alcohol use, binge drinking and the use of tobacco products among young people between the ages...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. heart experts recommend doctors use a 14-point checklist rather than an electrocardiogram (ECG) when evaluating young people for underlying heart disease that could result in sudden cardiac arrest.

    The American Heart Association and the Amer...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates.

    More than 11 million antibiotic prescriptions written each year for children and teens may be ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds.

    Each year between 2007 and 2011, about 9,500 U.S. children younger than 6 ye...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too few students with asthma and food allergies have emergency plans in place at school, which can leave the schools inadequately prepared in a health crisis, a new survey finds.

    Just half of students with food allergies and only one in four kids...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some parents may make things worse for their anxious kids by falling into what researchers call the "protection trap" -- reassuring them, lavishing them with attention or making the threat go away, according to the results of a small study.

    The...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Combining two medications with parent training appears to improve anger, irritability and violent tendencies in children whose attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is coupled with severe aggression, a new study suggests.

    "Augmented...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children might do better in school if they're more physically active, a new study suggests.

    Researchers assessed the activity levels and reading and math skills of 186 Finnish children in grades 1 to 3.

    The st...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    (HealthDay News) -- Some foods can interact with medications, causing harmful side effects.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians says these factors may raise your risk of a food/drug interaction:

    • Being a pregnant woman.
    • Being an older adult.
    • Having a c
    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most adults can remember the battery of health services they endured as kids: hearing and vision tests, dental exams, regular checkups and vaccinations.

    Many American kids growing up now won't have those memories, because millions of infants a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who use marijuana on a daily basis before they reach the age of 17 are more likely to have certain long-term problems than their non-using peers, new research from Australia suggests.

    Compared to non-using teens, the study reports that adol...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment to delay puberty among adolescents struggling with gender identity seems to boost psychological well-being for those who ultimately pursue sex reassignment, new research suggests.

    The Dutch study involved 55 transgender young adults ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs seem to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in children who have a genetic cholesterol disorder, according to a long-term European study.

    Researchers looked at 194 children and teens in the Netherlands...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Pulmonology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A respiratory virus has stricken more than 1,000 children across 10 states, causing many to wind up in the hospital and prompting concerns of a wider outbreak.

    About 15 percent of more than 300 children treated for respiratory illness in Missouri ...Full Article