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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

Younger kindergarteners more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

Children's Health

The better way to discipline children

Children's Health

Holiday toys for kids: “Back to basics” is best

Children's Health

Giving babies and toddlers antibiotics can increase the risk of obesity

Children's Health

Getting your baby to sleep through the night: The good (and maybe not-so-good) news

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AFM: The scary polio-like illness

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How to have a safe Halloween

Claire McCarthy, MD

The real link between breastfeeding and preventing obesity

Children's Health

Concussion care for children and adolescents: New recommendations

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Could household disinfectants be making our children fat?

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Parents: Don’t use a baby walker

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Naps: Make the most of them and know when to stop them

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Why pregnant and nursing mothers shouldn’t smoke marijuana

Claire McCarthy, MD

Meningitis vaccines: What parents need to know

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Can cell phone use cause ADHD?

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Common food additives and chemicals harmful to children

Claire McCarthy, MD

Warning signs of a concussion

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5 habits for moms that help prevent childhood obesity

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How to treat a child’s sunburn

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Teens are getting less sleep, which raises heart disease risk

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Separating children and parents at the border causes lifelong damage

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Swimming lessons: 10 things parents should know

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Secondhand marijuana smoke and kids

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Teething-pain remedy dangers