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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

Screening for new breast cancer genes leaves women with tough choices

By Deborah Kotz , Globe Staff

There are a host of more recently identified mutations which can make prevention choices much more complex.

FDA approves more reliable at-home screening test for colon cancer

By Deborah Kotz , Globe Staff

The new test is better at detecting cancer than currently used tests that check for hidden blood in the stool.

19th-century advances paved way for Ebola treatment

By Deborah Kotz , Globe Staff

Researchers created similar, if cruder, antibody therapies as far back as the 1880s to treat diphtheria and pneumonia.

Daily Dose

Screening for new breast cancer genes leaves women with tough choices

By Deborah Kotz , Globe Staff

A host of new mutations that raise a woman’s breast cancer risk make prevention choices much more complex.