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 Developmental-behavioral Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who attend a full-day preschool program are better prepared for elementary school success than children who attend a part-day program, a new study has found.

    Chicago preschoolers who went the whole day rather than a half-day had higher s...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Youngsters who enter puberty early are at increased risk for depression, a new study suggests.

    Early puberty was linked with a number of factors associated with depression, such as poor self-image and high anxiety levels, according to the researc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Santa might think twice about giving kids an all-terrain vehicle this year. Riding ATVs poses high risks of injury or death for children and teens, with dangers differing by age, a new U.S. study warns.

    The biggest risk factors for all ages of chi...Full Article

  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
    Not all fevers need to be treated. In this video, I will explain how to know when to give your child fever reducing medication like acetaminophen or ibuprofen and when to call your doctor. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Dermatology:

    MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of children are being diagnosed with the allergic skin condition eczema -- but it can usually be eased with topical treatments, according to a new report.

    Eczema is a chronic condition that usually starts in childhood, and causes ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More babies are being born at full term, resulting in fewer infant deaths, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

    The death rate among infants dropped 4 percent between 2006 and 2011, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Pre...Full Article

  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
    Hydration is key in treating diarrhea in children. In this video, I will explain that as long as your child isn't vomiting, it's safe to keep giving them fluids. Read More
  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
    Infants usually poop less often than newborns and some may only go once a week (how nice for those few lucky parents). In addition, they may push, grunt, and strain--all in the name of a poop. Their face may also turn as red as a tomato. As long as what comes out is soft, these behaviors are fine. So if your...Read More
  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
    First of all, nursing is a wonderful bonding experience that only you and your little one can share.  Two hormones, prolactin and oxytocin, are released during breastfeeding which increase feelings of relaxation, nurturing and love.  Further, the health benefits of breastfeeding are numerous. Studies show that women who breastfeed have...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Arm pain is common among young baseball players, a new study shows.

    But despite the pain, many young people are urged to keep playing, the researchers added.

    The findings suggest that closer monitoring of young baseball players is needed ...Full Article

  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
    Asthma is a chronic disease, characterized by inflammation of the airways. In this video, I will explain that things like colds and allergies can trigger asthma attacks. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who believe their friends like them, no matter what, may be less prone to feeling bad about themselves when things go wrong, a new study hints.

    Researchers found that when they had public school students think about times when their friends ...Full Article

  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
    There are several questions that your pediatrician may ask, so it can be quite helpful to gather the information ahead of time to help figure out what’s causing the pain.
    • How long has the pain been present? Has it been days, weeks, or months?
    • How bad is the pain? Does your child cry?
    • Where...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens with poor access to general surgeons are at increased risk of suffering a ruptured appendix, and the risk is particularly high among young children, a new study finds.

    If an infected appendix isn't removed quickly enough, it ca...Full Article

  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
    Although many parents sometimes notice that their child “feels warm” or “has a low-grade fever,” teething does not actually cause a true fever. If your teething infant does have a fever, it is probably due to something else -- possibly a cold or other illness that hasn’t presented itself yet.

    Teething...Read More