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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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Common food additives and chemicals harmful to children featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Common food additives and chemicals harmful to children

Warning signs of a concussion featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Warning signs of a concussion

5 habits <i>for moms</i> that help prevent childhood obesity featured image

Children's Health

5 habits for moms that help prevent childhood obesity

How to treat a child’s sunburn featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

How to treat a child’s sunburn

Teens are getting less sleep, which raises heart disease risk featured image

Children's Health

Teens are getting less sleep, which raises heart disease risk

Separating children and parents at the border causes lifelong damage featured image

Children's Health

Separating children and parents at the border causes lifelong damage

Swimming lessons: 10 things parents should know featured image

Children's Health

Swimming lessons: 10 things parents should know

Secondhand marijuana smoke and kids featured image

Children's Health

Secondhand marijuana smoke and kids

Teething-pain remedy dangers featured image

Children's Health

Teething-pain remedy dangers

6 reasons children need to play outside featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

6 reasons children need to play outside

4 things to know about ticks and Lyme featured image

Children's Health

4 things to know about ticks and Lyme

Do we need to take tackling out of youth football? featured image

Children's Health

Do we need to take tackling out of youth football?

Why we all really need Screen-Free Week this year featured image

Children's Health

Why we all really need Screen-Free Week this year

3 ways to help get more children immunized featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

3 ways to help get more children immunized

A tired child? What you should know featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

A tired child? What you should know

Giving antacids and antibiotics to babies can lead to allergies featured image

Children's Health

Giving antacids and antibiotics to babies can lead to allergies

Why we shouldn't demonize formula feeding featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Why we shouldn't demonize formula feeding

Good news: Fewer teens are being bullied featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Good news: Fewer teens are being bullied

Does your child need a tonsillectomy? featured image

Children's Health

Does your child need a tonsillectomy?

In children and teens, depression doesn’t always look like sadness featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

In children and teens, depression doesn’t always look like sadness

Scary news about childhood obesity featured image

Children's Health

Scary news about childhood obesity

4 tips for raising well-behaved children featured image

Children's Health

4 tips for raising well-behaved children

Guns are killing our children. It’s time we did something featured image

Children's Health

Guns are killing our children. It’s time we did something

This Valentine’s Day, 14 ways parents can show love for their children featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

This Valentine’s Day, 14 ways parents can show love for their children

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