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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.

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10 ways to raise a healthy eater featured image

Children's Health

10 ways to raise a healthy eater

4 ways to protect your family from mosquitoes featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

4 ways to protect your family from mosquitoes

Starting your baby on solids? Here are three new things I tell parents to do featured image

Children's Health

Starting your baby on solids? Here are three new things I tell parents to do

Lead poisoning: What everyone needs to know featured image

Children's Health

Lead poisoning: What everyone needs to know

What parents need to know about pain in newborns featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

What parents need to know about pain in newborns

Teens and medicines that cause birth defects: Do doctors drop the ball? featured image

Children's Health

Teens and medicines that cause birth defects: Do doctors drop the ball?

Why your wheezing baby may need TLC, not medication featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Why your wheezing baby may need TLC, not medication

Four new recommendations for adolescent health featured image

Children's Health

Four new recommendations for adolescent health

Holiday travels: Keeping kids safe and healthy featured image

Children's Health

Holiday travels: Keeping kids safe and healthy

Beyond the 2-hour screen rule: 10 tips for parenting in the digital age featured image

Children's Health

Beyond the 2-hour screen rule: 10 tips for parenting in the digital age

Teaching gratitude this holiday season – and all year long featured image

Children's Health

Teaching gratitude this holiday season – and all year long

Many babies and toddlers use mobile devices every day featured image

Children's Health

Many babies and toddlers use mobile devices every day

Is it ADHD—or Autism? featured image

Children's Health

Is it ADHD—or Autism?

Experts say no amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Experts say no amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy

Heads up, parents: New study with important information about the online life of teens featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Heads up, parents: New study with important information about the online life of teens

Kids and flu shots: Two common myths featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Kids and flu shots: Two common myths

Why some parents don’t follow the “safe sleep” recommendations for babies featured image

Children's Health

Why some parents don’t follow the “safe sleep” recommendations for babies

Why Public Schools Should Require the HPV Vaccine featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Why Public Schools Should Require the HPV Vaccine

Looking for Autism featured image

Children's Health

Looking for Autism

Number of babies born in withdrawal from prescription painkillers is on the rise featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Number of babies born in withdrawal from prescription painkillers is on the rise

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