Get Your Kids Ready with Dr. Tanya’s Back to School checklist

As summer draws to a close, it’s time to start preparing your kids to go back to school. Getting ready for a new school year is about more than new school supplies and clothes. This Back to School checklist will…

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Back to School with Food Allergies

The thought of sending your food allergic child back to school can be terrifying.  The scariest part for many parents is that a child can be unknowingly exposed and reactions can be life threatening. Food allergies affect roughly 1 in…

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School Lunches – Are They Healthy?

Why all the fuss about school lunches? Typically, kids get about 30 to 50% of their calories while at school, so that means they’re getting a good portion of their nutrition outside the house.  Too many children aren’t getting enough…

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Family Dinner Frenzy – WebMD

One of the most important household routines is the family dinner. But, with long work hours, and hectic schedules, patients tell me that they just can’t find time to share a meal. I get it. Check out my tips for…

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Back to School Physicals

By Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP Back to school checklist: books, paper, pencils, clothes, sneakers….physical! September means back to school, and just as important as new school supplies, a back-to-school physical will help prepare your child or teen for the…

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