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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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New guidelines for preventing peanut allergy in babies featured image

Children's Health

New guidelines for preventing peanut allergy in babies

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

Children's Health

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

Bronchiolitis: What parents of infants need to know featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Bronchiolitis: What parents of infants need to know

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

Children's Health

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

The 3 kinds of toys that really help your child featured image

Children's Health

The 3 kinds of toys that really help your child

The 3 biggest feeding mistakes you can make with your preschooler featured image

Children's Health

The 3 biggest feeding mistakes you can make with your preschooler

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

Children's Health

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

Parents: How smart are you about antibiotics? featured image

Children's Health

Parents: How smart are you about antibiotics?

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

Children's Health

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

Why experts recommend newborns sleep in their parents’ room for the first year featured image

Children's Health

Why experts recommend newborns sleep in their parents’ room for the first year

New expert recommendations on children and media use featured image

Children's Health

New expert recommendations on children and media use

3 things you might not know about childhood asthma featured image

Children's Health

3 things you might not know about childhood asthma

Where do the candidates stand on the health and well-being of children? featured image

Children's Health

Where do the candidates stand on the health and well-being of children?

The 2 reasons your child needs to get a flu shot this season featured image

Children's Health

The 2 reasons your child needs to get a flu shot this season

Less than 1 in 10 teens gets enough exercise: What this means for them and says about us featured image

Children's Health

Less than 1 in 10 teens gets enough exercise: What this means for them and says about us

New study says that it’s safe to skip the spoon and let babies feed themselves featured image

Children's Health

New study says that it’s safe to skip the spoon and let babies feed themselves

2 simple ways to ensure you give your kids the right dose of medicine (lots of parents don’t) featured image

Children's Health

2 simple ways to ensure you give your kids the right dose of medicine (lots of parents don’t)

Why we need to make it harder for parents to refuse vaccines featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Why we need to make it harder for parents to refuse vaccines

Another study shows parents of newborns don’t always follow safe sleep recommendations featured image

Children's Health

Another study shows parents of newborns don’t always follow safe sleep recommendations

4 back to school tips to get your child off to a great start featured image

Children's Health

4 back to school tips to get your child off to a great start

The 5 things parents need to know about drowning featured image

Children's Health

The 5 things parents need to know about drowning

Protecting children from the dangers of “virtual violence” featured image

Children's Health

Protecting children from the dangers of “virtual violence”

When hot gets too hot: keeping children safe in the heat featured image

Children's Health

When hot gets too hot: keeping children safe in the heat

Fewer allergies: A possible upside of thumb sucking and nail biting featured image

Children's Health

Fewer allergies: A possible upside of thumb sucking and nail biting

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