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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

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

Child & Teen Health

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

Talking to children about tragedies and scary headlines in the news featured image

Child & Teen Health

Talking to children about tragedies and scary headlines in the news

Why parents should use responsive feeding with their babies featured image

Child & Teen Health

Why parents should use responsive feeding with their babies

4 ways to help your child get enough sleep featured image

Staying Healthy

4 ways to help your child get enough sleep

What parents should know about tattoos featured image

Child & Teen Health

What parents should know about tattoos

App helps parents track and encourage their child’s development featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

App helps parents track and encourage their child’s development

How smart are you about car seats? featured image

Child & Teen Health

How smart are you about car seats?

10 things parents should know about flu shots featured image

Diseases & Conditions

10 things parents should know about flu shots

3 things parents should know about complementary and alternative medicine featured image

Child & Teen Health

3 things parents should know about complementary and alternative medicine

How we can all help protect babies with immunizations featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

How we can all help protect babies with immunizations

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

Child & Teen Health

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

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

Child & Teen 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

Child & Teen Health

4 ways to avoid mistakes with liquid medicines

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

Child & Teen 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

Child & Teen 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

Child & Teen 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

Child & Teen Health

5 things to tell your child about 13 Reasons Why

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

Child & Teen 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

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