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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.

Posts by Claire McCarthy, MD

Bugs are biting: Safety precautions for children featured image

Child & Teen Health

Bugs are biting: Safety precautions for children

Respiratory virus cases tick upward: What parents should know featured image

Child & Teen Health

Respiratory virus cases tick upward: What parents should know

Preventing sudden heart death in children: 4 questions can help featured image

Child & Teen Health

Preventing sudden heart death in children: 4 questions can help

New information for parents on myocarditis and COVID-19 vaccines featured image

Child & Teen Health

New information for parents on myocarditis and COVID-19 vaccines

Children not yet vaccinated against COVID-19? What to do featured image

Child & Teen Health

Children not yet vaccinated against COVID-19? What to do

Sickle cell disease: Ways to help teens and parents featured image

Child & Teen Health

Sickle cell disease: Ways to help teens and parents

Sickle cell disease in newborns and children: What families should know and do featured image

Child & Teen Health

Sickle cell disease in newborns and children: What families should know and do

Edibles and children: Poison center calls rise featured image

Child & Teen Health

Edibles and children: Poison center calls rise

Summer camp: What parents need to know this year featured image

Child & Teen Health

Summer camp: What parents need to know this year

School reopening? What parents need to know and can do featured image

Child & Teen Health

School reopening? What parents need to know and can do

Returning to sports and physical activity after COVID-19: What parents need to know featured image

Child & Teen Health

Returning to sports and physical activity after COVID-19: What parents need to know

Heavy metals in baby food? What parents should know and do featured image

Child & Teen Health

Heavy metals in baby food? What parents should know and do

New school guidelines around COVID-19: What parents need to know featured image

Child & Teen Health

New school guidelines around COVID-19: What parents need to know

Need to revisit screen time? featured image

Child & Teen Health

Need to revisit screen time?

New guidelines on newborn jaundice: What parents need to know featured image

Child & Teen Health

New guidelines on newborn jaundice: What parents need to know

New dietary guidelines: Any changes for infants, children, and teens? featured image

Child & Teen Health

New dietary guidelines: Any changes for infants, children, and teens?

Alcohol harms the brain in teen years –– before and after that, too featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Alcohol harms the brain in teen years –– before and after that, too

Magnets, sound, and batteries: Choosing safe toys featured image

Child & Teen Health

Magnets, sound, and batteries: Choosing safe toys

Moody quaranteen? What parents should watch for and do featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Moody quaranteen? What parents should watch for and do

College student coming home? What to know and do featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

College student coming home? What to know and do

Defusing the “Benadryl challenge”: Discussing danger with teens featured image

Child & Teen Health

Defusing the “Benadryl challenge”: Discussing danger with teens

Keeping your family safe this Thanksgiving featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Keeping your family safe this Thanksgiving

Beyond trick-or-treating: Safe Halloween fun during the COVID-19 pandemic featured image

Child & Teen Health

Beyond trick-or-treating: Safe Halloween fun during the COVID-19 pandemic

Cultivating joy as a family featured image

Child & Teen Health

Cultivating joy as a family

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