Can my child return to day care? Can he go to school tomorrow? Will she be well enough for her birthday party this weekend? I get asked these questions daily. Check out my blog post on Web MD to find
Is brushing teeth a nightly battle in your home? To prevent brushing battles, here are some age-appropriate tips I’ve learned from patients, parents, and my own two boys. Read the rest of Tooth Brushing Tips on 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
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 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
By Tanya Remer Altmann, MD Big Macs and Big Gulps. PlayStation 2 and TiVo. Fast food nutrition and couch potato fitness are super-sizing our kids. Studies show that more than 30 percent of America’s school-age children are
Eating Right—No excuses! By Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP It’s no surprise that America’s kids are super-sized. I see it everyday in my office—children living on fast food nutrition and couch potato fitness. And these overweight children are