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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

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

Children's Health

New expert recommendations on children and media use

Children's Health

3 things you might not know about childhood asthma

Children's Health

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

Children's Health

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

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

Children's Health

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

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

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

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

Children's Health

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

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The 5 things parents need to know about drowning

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Protecting children from the dangers of “virtual violence”

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

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

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The right reasons to choose a sunscreen—and the right way to use it

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Good — and bad — news about today’s teens

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A bummer for kids: Nasal flu vaccine not effective

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Can super-sizing start with baby bottles?

Children's Health

When treating stomach bugs, the best solution may be the simplest one

Children's Health

3 reasons your child shouldn’t go “gluten-free” (unless your doctor says so)

Children's Health

New study says that it’s okay to let babies cry at night

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Should you swaddle your baby?

Claire McCarthy, MD

Why pregnant women should avoid artificially sweetened beverages