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 Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. children and teens being treated for mental health issues has risen by about 50 percent in the past 20 years -- with most of those kids having relatively mild symptoms, a new study finds.

    The research, published in the May 21 ...Full Article

  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
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    “Love nighttime routines: bath (if bath night), book (or 2), nurse (if baby), in bed on back and lights out! @DrDarria @AmerAcadPeds”

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  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
    It sounds like your child may have impetigo—an infection of the skin that is caused by one of two types of common bacteria (staph and strep) that dwell in many people’s noses and on their skin. Classically, these honey-crusted sores are found on the face, often appearing during or after a cold or sinus...Read More
  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
    Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a chronic, allergic skin condition. It is most common in infants and young children with a family history of asthma and allergies. Patchy areas of skin become dry, itchy, and irritated. In more serious cases, there may also be redness, swelling, cracking, weeping,...Read More
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    A study of more than 1,500 children with asthma says nearly 11% had a history of confirmed peanut allergy and about 20% had tested positive for peanut sensitivity. The findings, presented at the meeting of the American Thoracic Society, suggest children with asthma may benefit from a test for peanut sensitivity, lead author Dr. Robert Cohn said.

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    AKA lots of tasty things you can do with veggies.

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

    MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Suicides among black American children have increased in recent years, while fewer white children are killing themselves, a new analysis finds.

    The odds of any children in the age group 5 to 11 taking their own life remain small. But young black ch...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's better for doctors to be open with parents about their child's cancer prognosis, even if the news is bad, researchers say.

    Doing so is more likely to give parents peace of mind and hope rather than increase their anxiety or cause them to becom...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who drink heavily appear to have significant abnormalities in brain development, a new study finds.

    Heavy drinking by teens may also be associated with a gene mutation linked to impulsiveness, according to another new study.

    The studi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One in 10 children and teens has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new government report.

    That number has remained relatively steady since 2007, according to government estimates.

    The U.S...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kids in daycare and preschool may not be getting enough physical activity, according to a new study.

    Preschoolers in the Seattle study spent just a half hour playing outside and were offered less than an hour each day for indoor play at child care ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Surgery:

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If laughter is the best medicine, that may be doubly true for kids undergoing surgery who were cheered up by visiting clowns, a new Israeli study suggests.

    This study included children ages 2 to 16 undergoing outpatient urologic surgery at Shaare Z...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with autism have a better chance of finding and keeping a job if they can effectively perform basic daily tasks, such as bathing, brushing their teeth, cleaning and preparing meals, new research reveals.

    Investigators found that having str...Full Article

  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
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    A study published in the journal Cell Host and Microbe found that overuse of antibiotics in infants may cause changes in their gut bacteria which can lead to conditions such as obesity, allergies and other diseases in adulthood. "We think these findings help develop a roadmap for future research to determine the health consequences of antibiotic use and for recommendations for prescribing them," study author Dan Knights said.

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While girls are far less likely than boys to be diagnosed with autism, girls with the developmental disorder show more impairments compared to their healthy female peers than comparable sets of boys do, new research suggests.

    Scientists from the...Full Article