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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

Teething-pain remedy dangers

Claire McCarthy, MD

6 reasons children need to play outside

Children's Health

4 things to know about ticks and Lyme

Children's Health

Do we need to take tackling out of youth football?

Children's Health

Why we all really need Screen-Free Week this year

Children's Health

3 ways to help get more children immunized

Claire McCarthy, MD

A tired child? What you should know

Children's Health

Giving antacids and antibiotics to babies can lead to allergies

Claire McCarthy, MD

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

Claire McCarthy, MD

Why we shouldn't demonize formula feeding

Children's Health

Good news: Fewer teens are being bullied

Children's Health

Does your child need a tonsillectomy?

Children's Health

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

Children's Health

Scary news about childhood obesity

Children's Health

4 tips for raising well-behaved children

Children's Health

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

Children's Health

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

Children's Health

4 things all parents should do to help prevent sexual abuse

Children's Health

Why teenagers eat Tide pods

Children's Health

The crucial brain foods all children need

Children's Health

When to worry about your child’s sore throat

Children's Health

5 common problems that can mimic ADHD

Children's Health

3 New Year’s resolutions all families can (and should) make

Children's Health

Keeping children safe this holiday season