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

Claire McCarthy, MD

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

Magnets, sound, and batteries: Choosing safe toys featured image

Children's Health

Magnets, sound, and batteries: Choosing safe toys

Moody quaranteen? What parents should watch for and do featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Moody quaranteen? What parents should watch for and do

College student coming home? What to know and do featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

College student coming home? What to know and do

Defusing the “Benadryl challenge”: Discussing danger with teens featured image

Children's Health

Defusing the “Benadryl challenge”: Discussing danger with teens

Keeping your family safe this Thanksgiving featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Keeping your family safe this Thanksgiving

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

Children's Health

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

Cultivating joy as a family featured image

Children's Health

Cultivating joy as a family

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

Children's Health

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

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

COVID-19

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

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

Children's Health

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

How to help your child get the sleep they need featured image

Sleep

How to help your child get the sleep they need

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

Children's Health

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

Youth sports during COVID-19: What parents need to know and do featured image

Children's Health

Youth sports during COVID-19: What parents need to know and do

How to make the most of your child’s telehealth visit featured image

Children's Health

How to make the most of your child’s telehealth visit

How to help your young child cope with the pandemic featured image

Children's Health

How to help your young child cope with the pandemic

Study gives insight — and advice — on picky eating in children featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Study gives insight — and advice — on picky eating in children

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children — what parents need to know featured image

Children's Health

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children — what parents need to know

Think your baby is allergic to cow’s milk? featured image

Children's Health

Think your baby is allergic to cow’s milk?

7 tips for going outside safely with your children during the COVID-19 pandemic featured image

Children's Health

7 tips for going outside safely with your children during the COVID-19 pandemic

Keeping teens home and away from friends during COVID-19 featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Keeping teens home and away from friends during COVID-19

Not a staycation: Isolating at home affects our mental health (and what to do) featured image

Children's Health

Not a staycation: Isolating at home affects our mental health (and what to do)

Is it safe to see the pediatrician for vaccines and medical visits? featured image

Children's Health

Is it safe to see the pediatrician for vaccines and medical visits?

Why follow a vaccine schedule? featured image

Vaccinations

Why follow a vaccine schedule?

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