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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

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

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

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How to help your young child cope with the pandemic

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

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Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children — what parents need to know

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Think your baby is allergic to cow’s milk?

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

Claire McCarthy, MD

Keeping teens home and away from friends during COVID-19

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

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

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Why follow a vaccine schedule?

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What one study from China tells us about COVID-19 and children

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Peanut allergy: A new medicine for children may offer protection

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When is a heavy period too heavy?

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Coronavirus: What parents should know and do

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Think hard before shaming children

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What parents need to know about a vegan diet

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How to help your baby through shots and blood tests

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A low-tech school vacation: Keeping kids busy and happy without screens

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Weight loss surgery for children and teens struggling with obesity

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How to talk to children about the serious illness of a loved one

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Think your child has ADHD? What your pediatrician can — and should — do

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Which is better for reading to your toddler: Print or ebooks?

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Think your child might have a disability or developmental delay? Take these steps