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:

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

    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Banning chocolate milk from schools may sound like a good move for kids' health, but efforts to do so haven't turned out that way, a small study found.

    Bans on chocolate milk in 11 Oregon elementary schools were linked to a big drop in the amou...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Neurology:

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young people with epilepsy are more likely than kids without the neurological disorder to suffer broken bones or burns, a new large study from England finds.

    Surprisingly, the study also found that those under the age of 24 who have epilepsy face...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Boys with autism were three times more likely to have been exposed to antidepressants known as SSRIs in the womb than typically developing children, according to new research.

    The new study also found that boys whose mothers took SSRIs -- drugs...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young fathers may be at increased risk of depression symptoms after their baby arrives, all the way through to the child's kindergarten, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that for men who become fathers in their 20s and live with their chil...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fussy and demanding babies are likely to spend slightly more time plopped in front of a TV or computer screen when they're toddlers than are "easier" babies, new research finds.

    It's not clear just what this finding means. Parents could be tryin...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacology:

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antipsychotic drugs are increasingly being prescribed to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and teens in foster care, according to a new study.

    The use of these drugs to treat ADHD has not been approved by the U.S...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A series of measles cases in the United States involving children adopted from China highlights the importance of vaccinations for any adopted child from overseas, a new report reveals.

    While measles was declared eliminated from the United Stat...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Serious head injuries may be linked to children's lack of ability to interact with others, a new study indicates.

    Researchers looked at a group of children who had suffered a traumatic brain injury three years earlier...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- High school athletes who suffer from concussions are complying more with the recommended return-to-play guidelines, according to new research.

    Compliance was tracked from 2005 through 2013, using a database of high school sports-related injuries, sai...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some parents and coaches think kids who focus on one sport early on will boost their chances of a college scholarship or pro career. But a new study casts doubt on that idea.

    In a study of undergraduates at the University of California, Los Ang...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with irregular menstrual cycles may have more than double the risk of ovarian cancer compared to women who have regular monthly periods, new research suggests.

    This finding suggests that women with irregular periods -- including those wi...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most schools meet a new U.S. government requirement to provide free drinking water for students during lunchtime, a new study finds.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's rule for schools in the National School Lunch P...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a drop in teen birth rates in recent years, too many girls under 18 are still getting pregnant, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.

    Even though births to teens aged 15 to 17 have declined, a quarter of teen births occur in this age group ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young people who listen to music that mentions specific alcohol brands are more likely to drink and abuse alcohol, a new study finds.

    The average teen is exposed to about eight alcohol brand name mentions per day, said study corresponding author ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- City kids are more likely to suffer concussions playing sports while children in rural areas tend to sustain these head injuries while using dirt bikes and other motorized vehicles, a new Canadian study finds.

    Hockey accounted for 40 percent of th...Full Article