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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

Recurrent headaches in children: What to know and do

Claire McCarthy, MD

Too old for the pediatrician? Time to switch doctors

Children's Health

How racism harms children

Claire McCarthy, MD

Driving for teens with ADHD: What parents need to know

Children's Health

How early can you — and should you — diagnose autism?

Claire McCarthy, MD

Teens and confidentiality

Children's Health

Keeping children safe around cosmetics

Children's Health

Why do parents worry about vaccines?

Children's Health

HPV vaccine: A vaccine that works, and one all children should get

Children's Health

Children and gun safety: What to know and do

Children's Health

Infant car seats are for cars only (how not to use an infant car seat)

Children's Health

The 6 don’ts of caring for your child’s teeth

Children's Health

When making summer plans for children, leave some time unplanned

Children's Health

Public policies to stop kids from drinking sugary drinks

Children's Health

Young children are swallowing objects twice as often as before

Children's Health

5 ways we can help our children succeed

Claire McCarthy, MD

5 reasons we need to help kids live “heads up” instead of “heads down”

Children's Health

How to prevent poisonings in children — and what to do if they happen

Children's Health

Something else to avoid in pregnancy: Phthalates

Children's Health

What to do if your child is constipated

Children's Health

Parents don’t always realize that their teen is suicidal

Children's Health

4 things everyone needs to know about measles

Children's Health

What to do if you think your child has the flu

Children's Health

Couch potatoes start early: How to get kids moving