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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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When to worry about your child's fever featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

When to worry about your child's fever

6 ways to keep your child safe this summer featured image

Children's Health

6 ways to keep your child safe this summer

Think your child has a penicillin allergy? Maybe not. featured image

Staying Healthy

Think your child has a penicillin allergy? Maybe not.

4 ways to avoid mistakes with liquid medicines featured image

Children's Health

4 ways to avoid mistakes with liquid medicines

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

Children's Health

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

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

Claire McCarthy, MD

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

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

Claire McCarthy, MD

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

New recommendation: No fruit juice for children under a year featured image

Children's Health

New recommendation: No fruit juice for children under a year

8 things to watch for when your child has a headache featured image

Diseases & Conditions

8 things to watch for when your child has a headache

Don’t let the screens take over: 8 tips for families featured image

Children's Health

Don’t let the screens take over: 8 tips for families

5 things to tell your child about <i>13 Reasons Why</i> featured image

Children's Health

5 things to tell your child about 13 Reasons Why

Why vaccines are important for our country’s financial health, too featured image

Children's Health

Why vaccines are important for our country’s financial health, too

6 ways to help keep your baby at a healthy weight featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

6 ways to help keep your baby at a healthy weight

The flu shot saves children’s lives featured image

Children's Health

The flu shot saves children’s lives

Why the AHCA would have been bad for children — and an unavoidable truth moving forward featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Why the AHCA would have been bad for children — and an unavoidable truth moving forward

Teen drug use is down: Better parenting, or more smartphones? featured image

Children's Health

Teen drug use is down: Better parenting, or more smartphones?

American Academy of Pediatrics urges care and compassion for immigrant children featured image

Children's Health

American Academy of Pediatrics urges care and compassion for immigrant children

Parents: Call the doctor right away for these 4 symptoms featured image

Children's Health

Parents: Call the doctor right away for these 4 symptoms

Parents: As more states legalize marijuana, here’s what you need to know and do featured image

Children's Health

Parents: As more states legalize marijuana, here’s what you need to know and do

Parents: How to manage injuries at home—and when you need to go to the doctor featured image

Children's Health

Parents: How to manage injuries at home—and when you need to go to the doctor

2017 update to the immunization schedule for kids featured image

Children's Health

2017 update to the immunization schedule for kids

The 4 symptoms that mean your child must stay home from school or daycare featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

The 4 symptoms that mean your child must stay home from school or daycare

What parents need to know about baby monitoring apps featured image

Children's Health

What parents need to know about baby monitoring apps

Why medical experts say that teens should be allowed to make the abortion decision without telling their parents featured image

Children's Health

Why medical experts say that teens should be allowed to make the abortion decision without telling their parents

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