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Claire McCarthy, MD

Senior Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Claire McCarthy, MD, is a primary care pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. In addition to being a senior faculty editor for Harvard Health Publishing, Dr. McCarthy writes about health and parenting for Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston.com, and the Huffington Post.

Twitter: @drClaire

Posts by Claire McCarthy, MD

Children's Health

Sickle cell disease: Ways to help teens and parents

Children's Health

Sickle cell disease in newborns and children: What families should know and do

Children's Health

Edibles and children: Poison center calls rise

Children's Health

Summer camp: What parents need to know this year

Children's Health

School reopening? What parents need to know and can do

Children's Health

Returning to sports and physical activity after COVID-19: What parents need to know

Children's Health

Heavy metals in baby food? What parents should know and do

Children's Health

New school guidelines around COVID-19: What parents need to know

Children's Health

Need to revisit screen time?

Children's Health

Newborn jaundice: What parents need to know

Children's Health

New dietary guidelines: Any changes for infants, children, and teens?

Claire McCarthy, MD

Alcohol harms the brain in teen years –– before and after that, too

Children's Health

Magnets, sound, and batteries: Choosing safe toys

Claire McCarthy, MD

Moody quaranteen? What parents should watch for and do

Claire McCarthy, MD

College student coming home? What to know and do

Children's Health

Defusing the “Benadryl challenge”: Discussing danger with teens

Claire McCarthy, MD

Keeping your family safe this Thanksgiving

Children's Health

Beyond trick-or-treating: Safe Halloween fun during the COVID-19 pandemic

Children's Health

Cultivating joy as a family

Children's Health

As family well-being declines, so does children’s behavior

COVID-19

Sick child this school year? Planning for the inevitable during a pandemic

Children's Health

Managing the new normal: Actively help your family weather the pandemic

Children's Health

How to help your child get the sleep they need

Children's Health

School, camp, daycare, and sports physicals: What to do in the time of COVID-19