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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

Should you take probiotics to lower high blood pressure?

By Deborah Kotz , Globe Staff

Here are some caveats to a new review of nine clinical trials published in the journal Hypertension.

Fresh fruit recall at Costco, Trader Joe’s, other retailers

By Deborah Kotz , Globe Staff

The fruits were potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, though no illnesses have been reported, the FDA said.

Daily Dose

Students eventually adapt to more nutritious school lunches, survey finds

By Deborah Kotz , Globe Staff

As politicians debate whether to keep or scrap the new federal school lunch standards, a new study suggests that over time, kids adapt and tolerate school lunches.

Providing free nanny care to young mothers with cancer

By Deborah Kotz , Globe Staff

Audrey Guth started a foundation, called the Nanny Angel Network, to provide free nanny care to young mothers with cancer in Toronto.