Parents ask me everyday what is the best way to keep their child healthy this winter. It’s simple, teach them how to wash their hands. As a mom, I know this sanitizing task is often easier said than done. So how do you know
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
Question: Hi Dr. Tanya, I am wondering what type of milk to feed my 7 month old son when he turns 12 months. He is currently still on formula. My husband and I drink soymilk or almond milk, and prefer
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.
Question: Hi Dr. Tanya, My daughter just turned a year this July, she has had eczema since 3 months. Her doctor told me to apply lotion 2 times a day, but lately it is getting much worse. She has dry
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
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, 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