Did you know that October is “Organize Your Medical Information Month?” Organizing your child’s medical information can help you remember when his last whooping cough vaccine was or what medication he took last winter when for wheezing. To help you get your
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
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 Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann Stuffy noses, coughs and sore throats. Why does it seem like your children are sick all winter long? Is it safe to send them to school? Are they contagious? When should
By Tanya Remer Altmann, MD and Candace Remer, MD Asthma is the most common chronic childhood illness, causing almost 2 million emergency room visits and more than 5,000 deaths each year. Allergies affect millions of children and if untreated,