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

Child & Teen 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

Child & Teen Health

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children — what parents need to know

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

Child & Teen 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

Child & Teen 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

Child & Teen 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

Child & Teen 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?

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

Infectious diseases

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

Peanut allergy: A new medicine for children may offer protection featured image

Child & Teen Health

Peanut allergy: A new medicine for children may offer protection

When is a heavy period too heavy? featured image

Child & Teen Health

When is a heavy period too heavy?

Coronavirus: What parents should know and do featured image

Child & Teen Health

Coronavirus: What parents should know and do

Think hard before shaming children featured image

Child & Teen Health

Think hard before shaming children

What parents need to know about a vegan diet featured image

Nutrition

What parents need to know about a vegan diet

How to help your baby through shots and blood tests featured image

Child & Teen Health

How to help your baby through shots and blood tests

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

Child & Teen Health

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

Weight loss surgery for children and teens struggling with obesity featured image

Child & Teen Health

Weight loss surgery for children and teens struggling with obesity

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

Claire McCarthy, MD

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

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

Child & Teen Health

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

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

Child & Teen Health

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

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

Child & Teen Health

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

Recurrent headaches in children: What to know and do featured image

Child & Teen Health

Recurrent headaches in children: What to know and do

Too old for the pediatrician? Time to switch doctors featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Too old for the pediatrician? Time to switch doctors

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