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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

4 things all parents should do to help prevent sexual abuse featured image

Child & Teen Health

4 things all parents should do to help prevent sexual abuse

Why teenagers eat Tide pods featured image

Child & Teen Health

Why teenagers eat Tide pods

The crucial brain foods all children need featured image

Child & Teen Health

The crucial brain foods all children need

When to worry about your child's sore throat featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

When to worry about your child's sore throat

5 common problems that can mimic ADHD featured image

Child & Teen Health

5 common problems that can mimic ADHD

3 New Year’s resolutions all families can (and should) make featured image

Child & Teen Health

3 New Year’s resolutions all families can (and should) make

Keeping children safe this holiday season featured image

Child & Teen Health

Keeping children safe this holiday season

More than half of today’s children will be obese adults featured image

Child & Teen Health

More than half of today’s children will be obese adults

7 ways to prevent holiday stress — for your children featured image

Child & Teen Health

7 ways to prevent holiday stress — for your children

Using social media to help parents get vaccine questions answered featured image

Child & Teen Health

Using social media to help parents get vaccine questions answered

Why parents should save their baby's cord blood — and give it away featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Why parents should save their baby's cord blood — and give it away

What parents should know — and do — about young children and mobile devices featured image

Child & Teen Health

What parents should know — and do — about young children and mobile devices

The best thing you can do to keep your child safe from bullying featured image

Child & Teen Health

The best thing you can do to keep your child safe from bullying

Talking to children about tragedies and scary headlines in the news featured image

Child & Teen Health

Talking to children about tragedies and scary headlines in the news

Why parents should use responsive feeding with their babies featured image

Child & Teen Health

Why parents should use responsive feeding with their babies

4 ways to help your child get enough sleep featured image

Staying Healthy

4 ways to help your child get enough sleep

What parents should know about tattoos featured image

Child & Teen Health

What parents should know about tattoos

App helps parents track and encourage their child’s development featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

App helps parents track and encourage their child’s development

How smart are you about car seats? featured image

Child & Teen Health

How smart are you about car seats?

10 things parents should know about flu shots featured image

Diseases & Conditions

10 things parents should know about flu shots

3 things parents should know about complementary and alternative medicine featured image

Child & Teen Health

3 things parents should know about complementary and alternative medicine

How we can all help protect babies with immunizations featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

How we can all help protect babies with immunizations

7 tips to help your child start school for the first time featured image

Child & Teen Health

7 tips to help your child start school for the first time

When to worry about your child's fever featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

When to worry about your child's fever

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