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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

4 “must dos” for kids with seasonal allergies featured image

Child & Teen Health

4 “must dos” for kids with seasonal allergies

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Staying Healthy

4 "must dos" for kids with seasonal allergies

FDA warns parents about arsenic in rice cereal featured image

Child & Teen Health

FDA warns parents about arsenic in rice cereal

We should be ashamed if we don’t pass Tobacco 21 laws featured image

Child & Teen Health

We should be ashamed if we don’t pass Tobacco 21 laws

The inconvenient truth of vaccine refusal featured image

Child & Teen Health

The inconvenient truth of vaccine refusal

3 reasons the 2016 campaign can be good for kids (parents, it’s up to you!) featured image

Child & Teen Health

3 reasons the 2016 campaign can be good for kids (parents, it’s up to you!)

The latest on a simple way to help prevent food allergies in kids featured image

Child & Teen Health

The latest on a simple way to help prevent food allergies in kids

10 ways to raise a healthy eater featured image

Child & Teen 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

Child & Teen 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

Child & Teen 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

Child & Teen 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

Child & Teen Health

Four new recommendations for adolescent health

Holiday travels: Keeping kids safe and healthy featured image

Child & Teen Health

Holiday travels: Keeping kids safe and healthy

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

Child & Teen 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

Child & Teen Health

Teaching gratitude this holiday season – and all year long

Many babies and toddlers use mobile devices every day featured image

Child & Teen Health

Many babies and toddlers use mobile devices every day

Is it ADHD—or Autism? featured image

Child & Teen 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

Child & Teen Health

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

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