As a pediatrician, I spend my days trying to help keep families healthy. I offer advice, tips, and sometimes even medicine so that parents can help keep their children well, or help them get well if they are sick. Living
Happy New Year! Need help keeping your family’s 2011 resolutions? Often making the resolution itself is easier than making the change. Here are my tried and tested solutions to the most common family-friendly healthy new year’s resolutions. You can
“House rules” rule! It’s not just me saying, “Please don’t yell.” It’s a “house rule” to use your indoor voice. Check out my Web MD blog post on how to make house rules and how to hold a family meeting.
The holidays are a great time to encourage your children to help in the kitchen. It a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time together, make some holiday treats and teach them about nutrition, healthy eating, and the importance of
What family holiday traditions are important to you? My favorite child memories are from our family Thanksgiving. Around 100 of my relatives (Yes, 100!) gather each year to celebrate. Family traditions can enhance a child’s sense of family, security, values,
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 your children safe from the common
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
By Rachel Scherr and Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann The scent of shiny new notebooks and freshly sharpened pencils fills the air; it is that magical time of year again–BACK TO SCHOOL! With summer winding down and the constant aroma
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.
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