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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

More than half of today’s children will be obese adults

Children's Health

7 ways to prevent holiday stress — for your children

Children's Health

App helps parents track and encourage their child’s development

Children's Health

Using social media to help parents get vaccine questions answered

Children's Health

Why parents should save their baby’s cord blood — and give it away

Children's Health

What parents should know — and do — about young children and mobile devices

Children's Health

The best thing you can do to keep your child safe from bullying

Children's Health

Talking to children about tragedies in the news

Children's Health

Why parents should use responsive feeding with their babies

Staying Healthy

4 ways to help your child get enough sleep

Children's Health

What parents should know about tattoos

Children's Health

How smart are you about car seats?

Diseases & Conditions

10 things parents should know about flu shots

Children's Health

3 things parents should know about complementary and alternative medicine

Claire McCarthy, MD

How we can all help protect babies with immunizations

Children's Health

7 tips to help your child start school for the first time

Children's Health

When to worry about your child’s fever

Children's Health

6 ways to keep your child safe this summer

Staying Healthy

Think your child has a penicillin allergy? Maybe not.

Children's Health

4 ways to avoid mistakes with liquid medicines

Children's Health

Asking saves lives: A simple question can keep children safe from gun injury

Children's Health

Resilience: A skill your child really needs to learn (and what you can do to help)

Children's Health

Room sharing with your baby may help prevent SIDS—but it means everyone gets less sleep

Children's Health

New recommendation: No fruit juice for children under a year