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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

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

Child & Teen Health

Do we need to take tackling out of youth football?

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

Child & Teen 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

Child & Teen 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

Child & Teen 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

Child & Teen Health

Scary news about childhood obesity

4 tips for raising well-behaved children featured image

Child & Teen Health

4 tips for raising well-behaved children

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

Child & Teen 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

4 things all parents should do to help prevent sexual abuse featured image

Child & Teen Health

4 things all parents should do to help prevent sexual abuse

Why teenagers eat Tide pods featured image

Child & Teen Health

Why teenagers eat Tide pods

The crucial brain foods all children need featured image

Child & Teen Health

The crucial brain foods all children need

When to worry about your child's sore throat featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

When to worry about your child's sore throat

5 common problems that can mimic ADHD featured image

Child & Teen Health

5 common problems that can mimic ADHD

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

Child & Teen Health

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

Keeping children safe this holiday season featured image

Child & Teen Health

Keeping children safe this holiday season

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

Child & Teen Health

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

7 ways to prevent holiday stress — for your children featured image

Child & Teen Health

7 ways to prevent holiday stress — for your children

Using social media to help parents get vaccine questions answered featured image

Child & Teen Health

Using social media to help parents get vaccine questions answered

Why parents should save their baby's cord blood — and give it away featured image

Diseases & Conditions

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

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