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 Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low-income teenagers who get into a more rigorous high school may take fewer health risks than their peers at other schools, a new study suggests.

    The study, of low-income Los Angeles teens, found that those who attended "high-performing" high sch...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research.

    The new study also hints -- but doesn't prove -- that nicotine-replacemen...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Only one in five sexually active U.S. teens has been tested for HIV, a new government report shows.

    That percentage is concerning because teens make up a significant share of new HIV infections, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Contro...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Light penalties are the norm for U.S. college students involved in alcohol-related offenses and incidents, a new study says.

    The researchers examined campus police/security responses to serious, underage, and less serious alcohol-related incide...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants' brains start laying the groundwork for the physical requirements of speech long before they utter their first words, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at 7- to 12-month-old infants and found that speech from people around them stimul...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) appear to change with the age of the infant, researchers say.

    They found that younger babies are more likely to die when they're sharing beds, while older babies face a higher risk of sudden dea...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Polio is history in much of the world, but remains common in places like Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Giving vaccinated children an extra dose of inactivated polio vaccine could boost their immunity and help eradicate the

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who are sensitive to light or noise after a concussion are more likely to develop emotional symptoms such as anxiety and depression, a new study says.

    "Identifying factors such as these that may exacerbate issues teens experience after con...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. teenagers are still spending hours in front of the TV and computer every day -- despite years of expert advice that kids' "screen time" should be limited, a new government study finds.

    In two national surveys of children aged 12 to 15 years...Full Article

  • Infants and toddlers often can’t tell you that their tummy hurts, so it can take some detective work on your part to figure out when you really need to call and have your child evaluated. The following signs and symptoms should be taken seriously because they may indicate a more pressing medical...Read More
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  • via Twitter/@DrMommyCalls: RT @HealthnFoodTips: Eating food rich in protein for breakfast can significantly improve appetite control & reduce unhealthy snacking in the evening.
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