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Deborah Kotz

Kotz writes the Daily Dose column, and is a health reporter for the Globe. She’s been covering the health beat for two decades and previously worked as a senior writer at US News and World Report.

Latest stories

Americans’ waistlines grow as obesity rates level off, study finds

By Deborah Kotz , Globe Staff

The study found the average woman’s waist size increased by 1.5 inches, the average man’s by 0.8 inches.

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Why do half of us still skip the yearly flu vaccine?

By Deborah Kotz , Globe Staff

Fewer than half of Americans received a flu shot last year. Doctors may be at least partly to blame.

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Do artificial sweeteners increase risk of diabetes?

By Deborah Kotz , Globe Staff

While artificial sweeteners can help some people control their calorie intake, they could set the stage for the development of diabetes.

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Half of Americans still skip yearly flu vaccine

By Deborah Kotz , Globe Staff

Fewer than half of Americans received a flu shot last year, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.