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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

How racism harms children featured image

Child & Teen 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

Child & Teen 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

Child & Teen Health

Keeping children safe around cosmetics

Why do parents worry about vaccines? featured image

Child & Teen Health

Why do parents worry about vaccines?

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

Child & Teen Health

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

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

Child & Teen 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

Child & Teen 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

Child & Teen Health

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

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

Child & Teen Health

When making summer plans for children, leave some time unplanned

Public policies to stop kids from drinking sugary drinks featured image

Child & Teen Health

Public policies to stop kids from drinking sugary drinks

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

Child & Teen Health

Young children are swallowing objects twice as often as before

5 ways we can help our children succeed featured image

Child & Teen Health

5 ways we can help our children succeed

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

Claire McCarthy, MD

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

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

Child & Teen Health

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

Something else to avoid in pregnancy: Phthalates featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Something else to avoid in pregnancy: Phthalates

What to do if your child is constipated featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

What to do if your child is constipated

Parents don’t always realize that their teen is suicidal featured image

Child & Teen Health

Parents don’t always realize that their teen is suicidal

4 things everyone needs to know about measles featured image

Child & Teen Health

4 things everyone needs to know about measles

What to do if you think your child has the flu featured image

Child & Teen Health

What to do if you think your child has the flu

Couch potatoes start early: How to get kids moving featured image

Child & Teen Health

Couch potatoes start early: How to get kids moving

Younger kindergarteners more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Younger kindergarteners more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

The better way to discipline children featured image

Child & Teen Health

The better way to discipline children

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