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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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Good — and bad — news about today’s teens featured image

Children's Health

Good — and bad — news about today’s teens

A bummer for kids: Nasal flu vaccine not effective featured image

Children's Health

A bummer for kids: Nasal flu vaccine not effective

Can super-sizing start with baby bottles? featured image

Children's Health

Can super-sizing start with baby bottles?

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

Claire McCarthy, MD

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

3 reasons your child should not go gluten-free (unless your doctor says so) featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

3 reasons your child should not go gluten-free (unless your doctor says so)

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

Children's Health

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

Should you swaddle your baby? featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Should you swaddle your baby?

Why pregnant women should avoid artificially sweetened beverages featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Why pregnant women should avoid artificially sweetened beverages

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

Children's Health

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

Preventing playground injuries: The fine line between safe and overprotective featured image

Children's Health

Preventing playground injuries: The fine line between safe and overprotective

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

Children's Health

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

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

Children's Health

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

4 “must dos” for kids with seasonal allergies featured image

Children's Health

4 “must dos” for kids with seasonal allergies

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Staying Healthy

4 "must dos" for kids with seasonal allergies

FDA warns parents about arsenic in rice cereal featured image

Children's Health

FDA warns parents about arsenic in rice cereal

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

Children's Health

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

The inconvenient truth of vaccine refusal featured image

Children's Health

The inconvenient truth of vaccine refusal

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

Children's Health

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

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

Children's Health

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

10 ways to raise a healthy eater featured image

Children's Health

10 ways to raise a healthy eater

4 ways to protect your family from mosquitoes featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

4 ways to protect your family from mosquitoes

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

Children's Health

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

Lead poisoning: What everyone needs to know featured image

Children's Health

Lead poisoning: What everyone needs to know

What parents need to know about pain in newborns featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

What parents need to know about pain in newborns

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