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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

Will money raised from Ice Bucket Challenges yield cure for ALS?

By Deborah Kotz , Globe Staff

One wonders whether the $94 million donated to the ALS Association will provide a shot at curing the disease.

Daily dose

E-cigarettes should be used as last resort to quit

By Deborah Kotz , Globe Staff

Electronic cigarettes present a conundrum for public health officials.

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Study links antidepressant use during pregnancy to higher ADHD risk

By Deborah Kotz , Globe Staff

A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital provides some comforting news, at least on the autism front.

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Was Joan Rivers’ cardiac arrest during a medical procedure preventable?

By Deborah Kotz , Globe Staff

Cardiac arrest during surgery is rare and is associated with certain risk factors.