Preventing Temper Tantrums

By Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP Do you find that you’re always yelling “No!” or asserting a “time out”? Does it seem like the other kids in your car pool are better behaved? Well you’re not alone. Parenting is the…

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The Right Medicine for Sore Throats

By Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP “Mommy, my throat hurts!” We’ve all heard this often–usually at 3 am, and the next stop is the pediatrician’s office. Parents often look to antibiotics as a cure-all for whatever ails their child. Unfortunately,…

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Top 5 Summertime Injuries and How to Treat Them

By Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann Summertime means picnics in the park, sporting events, beach parties and unfortunately childhood injuries. Luckily most are minor and can be treated at home. But how do you know when something is more serious and…

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Staying Flu-Free This Winter

By Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP Break out the tissues – it’s flu season! Day care facilities and classrooms will soon be filled with sick children performing the music of cough cough, sneeze sneeze, achoo! So how do you keep…

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Proper Breastfeeding Positioning

Improper latch-on can cause pain and really interfere with breastfeeding. Here is a walk-through on proper latch straight from my own lactation consultant, Elisa Hirsch, RN, BSN, IBCLC. Position your baby with her body facing yours and with her nose…

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Life With Your Newborn—What Nobody Tells You

By Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP In the hospital you have lots of help—nurses, lactation consultants and doctors—all at your beck and call. Then comes the time to take your little one home. You’ve read the “must-have” books, subscribed to…

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