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 Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents aren't providing their babies with proper sun protection, a new small study finds.

    University of Miami researchers surveyed 95 parents, most of them black or Hispanic, and found that only about 15 percent knew American Academy of De...Full Article

  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
    Most babies need burping for the first few months to help get rid of swallowed air. Of course you won’t always be able to get a burp. If you’ve been trying for 5 minutes and he seems comfortable, it’s OK to give up. Some babies feel better having a burp halfway through a feed, while others are fine waiting...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Optometry:

    MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of eye injuries among girls playing high school field hockey dropped dramatically after a national requirement for protective eyewear was passed, a new study reports.

    But the mandate doesn't cover all players. And, the study found that th...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the drug Promacta (eltrombopag) has been expanded to include children one year and older with a rare blood disorder called chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).

    ITP is characterized by a low b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children are receiving fewer CT scans now than a decade ago, dovetailing with a move to radiation-free MRI scans and ultrasounds, a recent study shows.

    Though several reasons might explain the shift, the study's lead author, Dr. Michelle Parker, ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that parents of overweight kids are more likely to restrict their children's food intake -- a potentially bad idea -- if they themselves are carrying extra pounds.

    By contrast, mothers and fathers are more likely to pressure th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a new school year, many parents are searching for vaccination records and hoping they're current, but what does "up-to-date" look like these days?

    That depends on whether it's what the school requires or what pediatric experts re...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy & Immunology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infants at high risk for peanut allergies should be given foods containing peanuts before they reach the age of 1 year, a new consensus statement from 10 medical groups states.

    The interim guidance, which runs counter to conventional thought, w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana's potential effect on brain structure remains a subject of intense scientific scrutiny, but mixed results have emerged from two of the latest studies on the topic.

    Researchers in one study have concluded that marijuana use likely does...Full Article

  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
    Reflux is the name used for spitting up caused by stomach contents going the wrong way out of the stomach. It is very common in babies because the feeding tube (esophagus) is short and the muscle at the bottom of the feeding tube and top of the stomach is relaxed and floppy. This allows food in the...Read More
  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
    From crib to Big-Kid Bed:

    • Build excitement--find a book (or make up a story) on the topic to get your toddler ready. Include her in choosing bedding for her new big bed.

    • Incorporate “lovey”--explain that her special blanky, stuffed animal, or doll from her crib will sleep in her big bed...Read More
  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
    The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly supports breastfeeding as the optimal source of nutrition through the first year of your baby’s life.  They recommend breastfeeding exclusively for 4 to 6 months and then continuing to breastfeed with the addition of solid food until your baby’s first birthd...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sports provide children with many benefits, but kids can get injured if they push themselves too hard, an expert says.

    "Children are not little adults," said Dr. Alexis Colvin, chief medical officer of the United States Tennis Association.

    Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- College football players are much more likely to suffer injuries during weeks when they're taking tests than during training camp, a new study finds.

    Added stress is the culprit, said study author Bryan Mann.

    "Stress is systemic," explain...Full Article

  • Tanya Remer Altmann, MD - Calabasas, CA - Pediatrics
    Babies need lots of stuff--all the time. So prepare an extra baby bag…or two. Give one to anyone else who will be caring for your baby. That way all the necessities will be available if an outing takes longer than expected. A well-stocked baby bag should include the following:

    • five diapers (at...Read More