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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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Resilience: A skill your child really needs to learn (and what you can do to help) featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Resilience: A skill your child really needs to learn (and what you can do to help)

Room sharing with your baby may help prevent SIDS, but it means everyone gets less sleep featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Room sharing with your baby may help prevent SIDS, but it means everyone gets less sleep

New recommendation: No fruit juice for children under a year featured image

Child & Teen Health

New recommendation: No fruit juice for children under a year

8 things to watch for when your child has a headache featured image

Diseases & Conditions

8 things to watch for when your child has a headache

Don’t let the screens take over: 8 tips for families featured image

Child & Teen Health

Don’t let the screens take over: 8 tips for families

5 things to tell your child about 13 Reasons Why featured image

Child & Teen Health

5 things to tell your child about 13 Reasons Why

Why vaccines are important for our country’s financial health, too featured image

Child & Teen Health

Why vaccines are important for our country’s financial health, too

6 ways to help keep your baby at a healthy weight featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

6 ways to help keep your baby at a healthy weight

The flu shot saves children’s lives featured image

Child & Teen Health

The flu shot saves children’s lives

Why the AHCA would have been bad for children — and an unavoidable truth moving forward featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

Why the AHCA would have been bad for children — and an unavoidable truth moving forward

Teen drug use is down: Better parenting, or more smartphones? featured image

Child & Teen Health

Teen drug use is down: Better parenting, or more smartphones?

American Academy of Pediatrics urges care and compassion for immigrant children featured image

Child & Teen Health

American Academy of Pediatrics urges care and compassion for immigrant children

Parents: Call the doctor right away for these 4 symptoms featured image

Child & Teen Health

Parents: Call the doctor right away for these 4 symptoms

Parents: As more states legalize marijuana, here’s what you need to know and do featured image

Child & Teen Health

Parents: As more states legalize marijuana, here’s what you need to know and do

Parents: How to manage injuries at home—and when you need to go to the doctor featured image

Child & Teen Health

Parents: How to manage injuries at home—and when you need to go to the doctor

2017 update to the immunization schedule for kids featured image

Child & Teen Health

2017 update to the immunization schedule for kids

The 4 symptoms that mean your child must stay home from school or daycare featured image

Claire McCarthy, MD

The 4 symptoms that mean your child must stay home from school or daycare

What parents need to know about baby monitoring apps featured image

Child & Teen Health

What parents need to know about baby monitoring apps

Why medical experts say that teens should be allowed to make the abortion decision without telling their parents featured image

Child & Teen Health

Why medical experts say that teens should be allowed to make the abortion decision without telling their parents

New guidelines for preventing peanut allergy in babies featured image

Child & Teen Health

New guidelines for preventing peanut allergy in babies

3 things you can do when your child’s eczema gets bad featured image

Child & Teen Health

3 things you can do when your child’s eczema gets bad

Bronchiolitis: What parents of infants need to know featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Bronchiolitis: What parents of infants need to know

5 (relatively) easy New Year’s resolutions for healthier, happier kids (and families) featured image

Child & Teen Health

5 (relatively) easy New Year’s resolutions for healthier, happier kids (and families)

The 3 kinds of toys that really help your child featured image

Child & Teen Health

The 3 kinds of toys that really help your child

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