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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.

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Daily Dose

Study shows no benefit to more than five servings of produce

By Deborah Kotz , Globe Staff

Researchers found increased benefits with each daily serving of produce, up to five servings.

Daily Dose

Can running for 5 minutes a day really help you live longer?

By Deborah Kotz , Globe Staff

Who really runs for 5 minutes at a time? Actually, likely very few people, if any at all, in a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Hormones found no help vs. heart disease amid menopause

By Deborah Kotz , Globe Staff

The clinical trial conducted by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and elsewhere has found.

Daily Dose

Should infertility treatments for fertile gay or single women be covered?

By Deborah Kotz , Globe Staff

A proposal to do just that was published in a well-respected medical journal, pitched by a doctoral student in theological ethics at Boston College.