Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann, MD

Bio

A working mother and UCLA-trained pediatrician who practices in Calabasas, California, Tanya Altmann, M.D., is a best-selling author, network television parenting expert, and entertainment industry consultant. Dr. Tanya is an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) spokesperson, communicating complicated medical issues into easily understood concepts. As a child health expert for numerous news programs and talk shows, including Today (NBC) and KTLA 5 Morning News (CW Los Angeles), Dr. Tanya has discussed breaking medical news stories and controversial parenting issues.

Dr. Tanya has a broad understanding of the most recent medical developments. In addition to her private practice, she is an assistant clinical professor at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA and chief medical advisor for the Newborn Channel. Her book, Mommy Calls: Dr. Tanya Answers Parents’ Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers, hit several best sellers’ lists after its release. She is also associate medical editor of the best selling Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5. When parenting questions arise, Dr. Tanya has the answers—she has been quoted in hundreds of periodicals, including Newsweek, USA Today, Los Angeles Times and Parents magazine. Her popular parenting workshops help parents through day-to-day challenges, and she responds to concerned caregivers and blogs for a variety of health and parenting websites. Dr. Tanya has served on the board of the National Association of Medical Communicators and the executive board of the AAP 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 Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a greater variety of healthy foods may reduce the odds of being overweight in adults. But, a surprising new study suggests that a greater diversity of foods might not have the same effect in very young, poorer children, and may even increase thei

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Child Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Traces of the Zika virus have been identified in the tissue of two babies who died in Brazil from a birth defect marked by underdeveloped heads and brains, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.

    The discovery doesn't prove the Zika virus is the c...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a significant increase in the number of American children with health insurance, many still lack coverage, a new study reveals.

    From 2013 to 2014, the number of uninsured children fell from 5.9 million to 4.9 million. In 2013, 7.5 percen...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens who experience severe harassment can suffer from serious mental health problems, a new study suggests.

    "With bullying, I think people often assume 'That's just kids teasing kids,' and that's ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Child Abuse Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with bipolar disorder who have a history of being abused or neglected as children may have more severe symptoms and a higher risk of suicide, new research suggests.

    "Our findings have important implications for clinical practice, as they ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurodevelopmental Disabilities:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Traces of the Zika virus have been identified in the tissue of two babies who died in Brazil from a birth defect marked by underdeveloped heads and brains, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.

    The discovery doesn't prove the Zika virus is the ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Deadly H7N9 bird flu can, in certain situations, be transmitted person-to-person in hospitals, according to a new report from China.

    Since bird flu first appeared in eastern China in 2013, nearly 700 people have been infected, the study authors...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Wrestlers are much more likely to suffer skin infections than other U.S. high school athletes, new research shows.

    The study authors examined five years of data on skin infections among athletes in 22 high school sports. Nearly 74 percent of sk...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who take the painkiller acetaminophen -- best known under the brand name Tylenol -- may be more likely to have a child with asthma, new research suggests.

    Although the study wasn't designed to prove cause-and-effect, researchers ...Full Article

  • Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
    Seasonal allergies vary across the country says Tanya Altmann, MD, pediatrician. In this video she says grasses and trees bloom at different times across the country, but typically fall and spring are the worst for seasonal allergies. Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Interventional Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Along with reducing your flu risk, a flu shot may protect you from a common heart rhythm disorder that significantly increases stroke risk, researchers report.

    Their study of about 57,000 people in Taiwan found a significant association between...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- National smoking bans appear to be reducing the health harms caused by secondhand smoke, especially heart disease.

    That's the finding of researchers who reviewed 77 studies in 21 countries, including the United States and Canada.

    In cou...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the potential risks to their baby's health, roughly one in 10 women smoke in the three months before getting pregnant, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

    And only one-quarter of those women quit before they become pregnant, the r...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The thousands of babies born in Brazil with abnormally small heads and brains -- believed to be caused by infection in the womb with the Zika virus -- typically face a lifetime of health challenges, doctors say.

    But not all are destined to a life ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Experts are warning about the dangers of a potentially deadly homemade concoction known as "dewshine," which is a mixture of racing fuel and Mountain Dew, a soft drink.

    In a recent case, two Tennessee teens died after drinking the toxic combinatio...Full Article