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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

What parents need to know about a vegan diet featured image

Nutrition for children

What parents need to know about a vegan diet

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

Children's 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

Children's 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

Children's 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

Children's 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

Children's 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

Children's 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

Children's 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

How racism harms children featured image

Children's Health

How racism harms children

Driving for teens with ADHD: What parents need to know featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Driving for teens with ADHD: What parents need to know

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

Children's Health

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

Teens and confidentiality featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Teens and confidentiality

Keeping children safe around cosmetics featured image

Children's Health

Keeping children safe around cosmetics

Why do parents worry about vaccines? featured image

Children's Health

Why do parents worry about vaccines?

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

Children's Health

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

Children and gun safety: What to know and do featured image

Children's Health

Children and gun safety: What to know and do

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

Children's Health

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

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

Children's Health

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

When making summer plans for children, leave some time unplanned featured image

Children's Health

When making summer plans for children, leave some time unplanned

Public policies to stop kids from drinking sugary drinks featured image

Children's Health

Public policies to stop kids from drinking sugary drinks

Young children are swallowing objects twice as often as before featured image

Children's Health

Young children are swallowing objects twice as often as before

5 ways we can help our children succeed featured image

Children's Health

5 ways we can help our children succeed

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