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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

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

Children's Health

5 things to tell your child about 13 Reasons Why

Children's Health

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

Claire McCarthy, MD

6 ways to help keep your baby at a healthy weight

Children's Health

The flu shot saves children’s lives

Claire McCarthy, MD

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

Children's Health

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

Children's Health

American Academy of Pediatrics urges care and compassion for immigrant children

Children's Health

Parents: Call the doctor right away for these 4 symptoms

Children's Health

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

Children's Health

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

Children's Health

2017 update to the immunization schedule for kids

Claire McCarthy, MD

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

Children's Health

What parents need to know about baby monitoring apps

Children's Health

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

Children's Health

New guidelines for preventing peanut allergy in babies

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3 things you can do when your child’s eczema gets bad

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Bronchiolitis: What parents of infants need to know

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5 (relatively) easy New Year’s resolutions for healthier, happier kids (and families)

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The 3 kinds of toys that really help your child

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The 3 biggest feeding mistakes you can make with your preschooler

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6 tips for making the most of your child’s checkup

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Parents: How smart are you about antibiotics?

Children's Health

Teens who use flavored e-cigarettes more likely to start smoking