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:

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Striverdi Respimat (olodaterol) inhalation spray has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the agency said Thursday in a news release.

    COPD, which includes chronic bronchiti...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many obese and overweight kids don't see themselves that way, which makes achieving a healthy weight almost impossible, researchers report.

    In a new study, 27 percent of children and teens underestimated their weight. Fewer than 3 percent overes...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many teens never outgrow their "growing pains," according to new research.

    Knee pain can persist for years, affecting teens' participation in sports and other activities, a Danish study found. If left untreated, so-called growing pains can beco...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers with special needs benefit from going to school with children who have strong language skills, according to a new study.

    Classmates with higher-level language abilities promote language growth in children with disabilities, researc...Full Article

  • A peanut allergy is the food allergy most likely to be life-threatening, but is it lifelong? In this video, Dr. Oz guest Dr. Tanya Altmann reveals whether peanut allergies last for a lifetime or eventually go away. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dieting at a young age might set the stage for harmful health habits, including eating disorders, according to new research.

    Surveys of college-age women conducted from 1982 to 2012 also found a link between early dieting and later obesity and al...Full Article

  • Breast milk is the perfect blend of nutrition for the optimal growth and development of your baby.  The composition of breast milk changes as your baby grows to benefit your baby at each stage of development.  Breast milk is easier for your baby to digest, and uncommon for your baby to allergic to compared with infant formula.  The...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants and children who are at risk of contracting meningitis because of specific health problems should be vaccinated against the infection, according to updated recommendations from the largest pediatrician group in the United States.

    And rout...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young children with strong reading skills may be on a fast track to a brighter future, a new study suggests.

    Kids with above average reading skills may have higher intelligence levels as they get older, according to B...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The stereotype of the sex-crazed teenage boy may be dead wrong, according to a small study that asked boys what they really want from romantic relationships.

    In interviews with 33 boys between the ages of 14 and 16, researchers found that most s...Full Article

  • Correcting and preventing constipation are very important no matter what age your kids (or you) are. There are 5 fruits and 4 juices that are natural laxatives.
    • Fruits: prunes, plums, cherries, apricots, and grapes
    • Juices: prune juice, apple juice, apricot nectar, and pear nectar
    I find that prune...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A powerful drug combo may not be as effective against cystic fibrosis as previously thought. New lab research on human cells suggests that one of the medications might stop the other from working properly.

    However, this study's findings aren't ...Full Article

  • If your child seems to follow a pattern of frequent illnesses, although a nuisance, it is unlikely that anything is wrong with her immune system. Children who have problems with their immune system usually have recurrent unusual infections (not regular colds and coughs) such as serious pneumonias,...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who lose a parent might face an increased risk of an early death in adulthood, a new study suggests.

    People who were children or teens when a parent died had a 50 percent greater risk of death durin...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests.

    "We found that, compared with children born from mothers of normal weight, those whose mothers were overweight...Full Article