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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

Claire McCarthy, MD

Why pregnant women should avoid artificially sweetened beverages

Children's Health

The latest dangerous “addiction” parents need to worry about: Mobile devices

Children's Health

Preventing playground injuries: The fine line between safe and overprotective

Children's Health

Why the American Academy of Pediatrics opposes North Carolina’s transgender “bathroom law”

Children's Health

How much should teens weigh to prevent heart disease as adults?

Children's Health

4 “must dos” for kids with seasonal allergies

Children's Health

FDA warns parents about arsenic in rice cereal

Children's Health

We should be ashamed if we don’t pass Tobacco 21 laws

Children's Health

The inconvenient truth of vaccine refusal

Children's Health

3 reasons the 2016 campaign can be good for kids (parents, it’s up to you!)

Children's Health

The latest on a simple way to help prevent food allergies in kids

Children's Health

10 ways to raise a healthy eater

Claire McCarthy, MD

4 ways to protect your family from mosquitoes

Children's Health

Starting your baby on solids? Here are three new things I tell parents to do

Children's Health

Protection from the TdaP vaccine doesn’t last very long

Children's Health

Lead poisoning: What everyone needs to know

Children's Health

What parents need to know about pain in newborns

Children's Health

Teens and medicines that cause birth defects: Do doctors drop the ball?

Children's Health

Why your wheezing baby may need TLC, not medication

Children's Health

Four new recommendations for adolescent health

Children's Health

Holiday travels: Keeping kids safe and healthy

Children's Health

Beyond the 2-hour screen rule: 10 tips for parenting in the digital age

Children's Health

Teaching gratitude this holiday season – and all year long

Children's Health

Many babies and toddlers use mobile devices every day