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
    Infants and children should have a sunscreen formulated for babies or kids, says Tanya Altmann, MD, pediatrician. In this video, she says that  SPF 30, broad spectrum and water resistant are three things to look for in a sunscreen for your child. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who stutter may have difficulty perceiving musical rhythms, a small study suggests.

    Researchers say the findings could offer some clues to the origins of the speech problem -- and even hint at potential therapies.

    The study, rep...Full Article

  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
    The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly supports breastfeeding as the optimal source of nutrition through the first year of your baby’s life.  They recommend breastfeeding exclusively for 4 to 6 months and then continuing to breastfeed with the addition of solid food until your baby’s first birthd...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Waiting about three minutes to clamp the umbilical cord following a baby's delivery may help improve children's fine-motor and social skills at age 4 years, new Swedish research suggests.

    The researchers said postponing the clamping of the cord al...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While the percentage of hospitals that send breast-feeding mothers home with formula packs has fallen dramatically during the last several years, about one-third of U.S. hospitals still do so, newly released data shows.

    The formula packs usually ...Full Article

  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
    Reflux is the name used for spitting up caused by stomach contents going the wrong way out of the stomach. It is very common in babies because the feeding tube (esophagus) is short and the muscle at the bottom of the feeding tube and top of the stomach is relaxed and floppy. This allows food in the...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child Neurology:

    MONDAY, May 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eye training or other vision therapies will not treat dyslexia in children, say researchers who found normal vision among most children with the learning disability.

    The findings confirm what eye doctors have known for a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, May 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who live at very high elevations may have an increased risk of SIDS, a new study suggests.

    The findings are based on nearly 400,000 Colorado infants born between 2007 and 2012. Babies of families living at an eleva...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many young athletes who undergo surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) need a second operation later on, a new study shows.

    Torn ACLs are widespread among people younger than 21, said researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in ...Full Article

  • 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
    http://bit.ly/1R7HsaM

    “Love nighttime routines: bath (if bath night), book (or 2), nurse (if baby), in bed on back and lights out! @DrDarria @AmerAcadPeds”

    bit.ly
  • 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
  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
    http://bit.ly/1cLCIIt

    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.

    bit.ly
  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
    http://bzfd.it/1ebpvtI

    AKA lots of tasty things you can do with veggies.

    bzfd.it