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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.

Posts by Claire McCarthy, MD

Polio: What parents need to know now featured image

Child & Teen Health

Polio: What parents need to know now

A refresher on childhood asthma: What families should know and do featured image

Child & Teen Health

A refresher on childhood asthma: What families should know and do

Gun violence: A long-lasting toll on children and teens featured image

Child & Teen Health

Gun violence: A long-lasting toll on children and teens

Heart-healthy habits for children and teens lengthen lives featured image

Child & Teen Health

Heart-healthy habits for children and teens lengthen lives

The formula shortage is hurting families: What parents should know and do featured image

Child & Teen Health

The formula shortage is hurting families: What parents should know and do

Summer camp 2022: Having fun and staying safe featured image

Child & Teen Health

Summer camp 2022: Having fun and staying safe

Eating disorders spike among children and teens: What parents should know featured image

Child & Teen Health

Eating disorders spike among children and teens: What parents should know

The care that transgender youth need and deserve featured image

Child & Teen Health

The care that transgender youth need and deserve

The mental health crisis among children and teens: How parents can help featured image

Child & Teen Health

The mental health crisis among children and teens: How parents can help

New guidance on return to youth sports and activity after COVID-19 featured image

Child & Teen Health

New guidance on return to youth sports and activity after COVID-19

5 skills teens need in life — and how to encourage them featured image

Child & Teen Health

5 skills teens need in life — and how to encourage them

Pandemic challenges may affect babies — possibly in long-lasting ways featured image

Child & Teen Health

Pandemic challenges may affect babies — possibly in long-lasting ways

Naps: Make the most of them and know when to stop them featured image

Child & Teen Health

Naps: Make the most of them and know when to stop them

Skills children need to succeed in life — and getting youngsters started featured image

Child & Teen Health

Skills children need to succeed in life — and getting youngsters started

Stuttering in children: How parents can help featured image

Child & Teen Health

Stuttering in children: How parents can help

Boosting your child’s immune system featured image

Child & Teen Health

Boosting your child’s immune system

Does your child need to bathe every day? featured image

Child & Teen Health

Does your child need to bathe every day?

The sore throat checklist: What parents need to know featured image

Child & Teen Health

The sore throat checklist: What parents need to know

Ban on harmful pesticide: What parents need to know featured image

Child & Teen Health

Ban on harmful pesticide: What parents need to know

Bugs are biting: Safety precautions for children featured image

Child & Teen Health

Bugs are biting: Safety precautions for children

Respiratory virus cases tick upward: What parents should know featured image

Child & Teen Health

Respiratory virus cases tick upward: What parents should know

Preventing sudden heart death in children: 4 questions can help featured image

Child & Teen Health

Preventing sudden heart death in children: 4 questions can help

New information for parents on myocarditis and COVID-19 vaccines featured image

Child & Teen Health

New information for parents on myocarditis and COVID-19 vaccines

Children not yet vaccinated against COVID-19? What to do featured image

Child & Teen Health

Children not yet vaccinated against COVID-19? What to do

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