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

Children's 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

Children's Health

Parents don’t always realize that their teen is suicidal

4 things everyone needs to know about measles featured image

Children's Health

4 things everyone needs to know about measles

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

Children's Health

What to do if you think your child has the flu

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

Children's 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

Children's Health

The better way to discipline children

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

Children's Health

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

Giving babies and toddlers antibiotics can increase the risk of obesity featured image

Children's Health

Giving babies and toddlers antibiotics can increase the risk of obesity

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

Children's Health

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

AFM: The scary polio-like illness featured image

Children's Health

AFM: The scary polio-like illness

What parents need to know — and do — about e-cigarettes featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

What parents need to know — and do — about e-cigarettes

How to have a safe Halloween featured image

Children's Health

How to have a safe Halloween

The real link between breastfeeding and preventing obesity featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

The real link between breastfeeding and preventing obesity

Concussion care for children and adolescents: New recommendations featured image

Children's Health

Concussion care for children and adolescents: New recommendations

Could household disinfectants be making our children fat? featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Could household disinfectants be making our children fat?

Parents: Don’t use a baby walker featured image

Children's Health

Parents: Don’t use a baby walker

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

Children's Health

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

Why pregnant and nursing mothers shouldn’t smoke marijuana featured image

Children's Health

Why pregnant and nursing mothers shouldn’t smoke marijuana

Meningitis vaccines: What parents need to know featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Meningitis vaccines: What parents need to know

Can cell phone use cause ADHD? featured image

Children's Health

Can cell phone use cause ADHD?

Common food additives and chemicals harmful to children featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Common food additives and chemicals harmful to children

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